To play the Maryland Lottery, you must be 18 years of age or older. Here is a summary of the games:
Instant GamesMaryland Lottery sells a variety of instant scratch games where you can win cash prizes any time of day. Also Keno is a quick game that offers drawings every four minutes from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week. Instant games have prizes up to $1,000,000.
Pick 3, Pick 4Top Prize: Pick 3 - $500, Pick 4 - $5000. Pick 3 and Pick 4 are daily drawings, held twice a day. Bets are $.50 or $1. This lottery game offers a straight or boxed option. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
Bonus Match 5Top Prize: $50,000 per game board (maximum of 12 boards). This game gives you 9 chances to win. You may play one board for $1, 3 boards for $2, 4 boards for $3, 6 boards for $4, 7 boards for $5, or 9 boards for $6. Players select 5 numbers. Every evening, the Maryland Lottery selects five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 39. A Bonus Ball is also drawn from the remaining 34 numbers. To win you must match at least 3 of the numbers selected. If you match the Bonus Ball, you only need to match 2 of the numbers.
Mega MillionsJackpots start at $12 million and grow until someone wins. There are 9 ways to win the multi-state lottery. The game costs $1 per ticket. Players choose five numbers from 1 - 56 and one MegaBall number from 1 - 46. Players have the option of choosing their numbers or having the lottery system randomly select them. Drawings are held each Tuesday and Friday and are broadcast at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV11 and 11:29 p.m. on Maryland Public Television (MPT).
RacetraxTop Prize: $1,000,000. Maryland Lottery offers a computer-animated game that simulates a horse race. It offers the thrill of being at the track. Players select horses and make a bet with seven different betting styles. Racetrax is available at 1,500 Lottery retailers across the state of Maryland including gathering spots, restaurants, taverns, bowling alleys and more.
Maryland HoldemTop Prize: $5,000. Maryland Lottery offers a virtual poker game with 3D animation available at a variety of saloons, liquor and grocery store. Bets are $2, $4, $6, $8, $10 or $20.
To check for winning lottery numbers, see the Maryland Lottery website
Maryland State Lottery Headquarters
Maryland State Lottery Agency
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21230