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Maryland Lottery was established on January 2, 1973, as a result of popular voting in 1972. The mission of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency is to generate revenue to support good causes in Maryland including public health, safety, education, human resources, and environmental initiatives. Since its establishment, the lottery has contributed over $16 billion in revenue to the State and more than $25.6 billion to lottery players. Around 60% of sales are returned to players, 30% is used for state-funded programs, 7% is used for commissions to retailers, and 3% is given to the lottery for operating expenses. Maryland Lottery holds a bunch of games including Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash4Life, Bonus Match 5, Multi-Match, Keno, and many more that are quite popular among the state for fulfilling the dreams of many lottery players.

What happens when you win?

To affirm your win, dive into The Lottery Lab and confirm your Maryland Lottery numbers with us. Lottery prizes up to $600, should be claimed at any authorized Maryland Lottery Retailers. Or you can also visit the Maryland Lottery Office to claim winnings up to this amount. Lottery winnings more than $600 to $5,000 should be claimed at any Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) location. Prizes above $5000 to $25,000 should be redeemed at Maryland Lottery's Customer Resource Center. Lottery winnings above $25,000, should be redeemed at the Lottery Office Of Maryland.
You also have the option of mailing your lottery tickets with a complete claim form to redeem your lottery winnings. Ensure to sign your winning ticket before proceeding with the claiming process. Ensure to carry your government-issued photo ID proof and social security card while going for the claiming process. Fill in the details at the back of your ticket for complete authentication. It is advised that you take your time, assemble a professional team of tax attorneys, finance managers, accountants, etc before claiming your winnings. Confirm if your state allows you to claim your winnings anonymously.
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About The Commission

The Maryland Lottery was formed as a State Lottery Agency by constitutional amendment 1972. The Commission oversees lottery and gaming operations and regulations. Seven members constitute the Commission and they are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent.

The mission of the Maryland Lottery is to generate revenue to support good causes in Maryland, including public health, education, public safety, and the environment.

Maryland State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Maryland Educational Trust Fund

Maryland State Lottery Contact Information

Montgomery Business Park
1800 Washington Blvd.
Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410.230.8800

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