Maryland Lottery

Find out more about your favorite Maryland games and their draw schedule - there's something to play every day in the Old Line State. You can also learn how to claim any prizes you might have picked up!

Every time you play the Maryland Lottery, you're helping to support good causes locally, including public schools, healthcare, safety and the environment. Since its beginning in 1973, the Lottery has generated over $17.9 billion for the State, and players have won over $29.8 billion in payouts.

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Game Information

Maryland Lottery fans can play great interstate games like Mega Millions and Powerball - and the state is one of only a few places where you an add the Powerball Double Play option to your ticket. Double Play costs an extra $1 and gives an additional chance for your numbers to win in a separate draw, with cash prizes of up to $10 million.

There are also in-state games that feature cool prizes - visit the pages below to learn more:

  • Multi-Match has a jackpot that starts at $500,000 and rolls over each time it is not won
  • Bonus Match 5 gives players the chance to win up to $50,000 seven nights a week
  • Pick 3 features a top prize of $500, draws twice per day, and multiple bet types
  • Pick 4 offers a $5,000 top prize, draws twice per day, and a variety of bet types
  • Pick 5 has a $50,000 top prize, draws twice per day, and a range of bet types
  • Keno is fast-paced, draws every 4 minutes and offers a top prize of $2 million

Playing scratch-off games can be a great way to experience a quick win without having to wait for the next draw game to take place. Costs for these games range from $1 to $20 and can offer mind-blowing prizes. You can buy scratch-off games from any authorized Maryland Lottery retailer.

Retired Games

5 Card Cash ended on Sunday, February 6, 2022. 5 Card Cash was a poker-style game from the Maryland Lottery with a top prize of $100,000.

Maryland Lottery Times

Everything you need to know about when Maryland drawings take place and when you can purchase tickets:

Draw Schedule
Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:59 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Multi Match Monday & Thursday 11:22 PM 11:17 PM
Bonus Match 5 Daily 7:56 PM
(8:22 PM on Sun)
7:41 PM
Pick 3 Daily 12:27 PM & 7:56 PM
(12:28 PM on Sat & Sun; 8:22 PM on Sun)
12:13 PM & 7:41 PM
Pick 4 Daily 12:27 PM & 7:56 PM
(12:28 PM on Sat & Sun; 8:22 PM on Sun)
12:13 PM & 7:41 PM
Pick 5 Daily 12:27 PM & 7:56 PM
(12:28 PM on Sat & Sun; 8:22 PM on Sun)
12:13 PM & 7:41 PM
Cash4Life Daily 9:00 PM 8:45 PM
Keno Daily Every 4 minutes
*Times are shown in ET.

Claiming Prizes

Maryland is one of a handful of states that lets winners remain anonymous. The winner's name and photo are not released without written permission.

Winners may claim prizes of any amount by mail; see details below. Lottery tickets worth $600 or less can also be claimed at authorized Maryland Lottery retailers.

For all prizes over $600, you'll need to bring photo ID, proof of your Social Security or Tax ID number and your signed winning ticket when you claim.

Prizes worth between $601 and $5,000 can be claimed at Expanded Cashing Authority (XCAP) centers across the state.

Were you lucky enough to win a prize from $5,001 through $25,000? You'll need to pay a visit to the Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, or claim at selected casinos.

If you've landed a prize worth $25,000 or more, then you'll have to redeem your winning ticket at the Maryland Lottery's office in Baltimore; it will take 15 business days or more to process your ticket.

Anyone who wins a jackpot prize on a Maryland Lottery game (including Mega Millions and Powerball) has 182 days after the date of the drawing to claim their prize.

If you win a Maryland Lottery prize between $500 and $5,000, you're required to file a Maryland Payment Voucher Form and pay taxes on the prize money within 60 days of receiving your winnings.

Prizes over $5,000 will have 24% withheld in federal taxes. Maryland residents will have an additional 8.95% levied on their prize by the state, while large prizes for out-of-state residents will face an additional 8% tax on top of federal withholdings.

Claim a prize by mail

To claim a prize of any value by mail, complete the claim form and mail it with the signed ticket to the address below.

Won over $600? You'll also need to include a copy of a photo ID (e.g. driver's license, military ID, or passport) and a copy of a document showing your Social Security Number.

Mail to:

Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230

Please allow at least 30 business days for claims to be processed; waiting times may be longer due to high mail volume.

History of the Maryland Lottery

The Maryland Lottery was established by popular vote in 1972 and began operating in January 1973. Since then, the Lottery has offered several well-loved games and produced several big winners. In 2012, a three-member lottery pool from the Old Line State won a share of the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. Each winner opted for a lump sum payment worth $35 million. Maryland is also one of the few states in the U.S. that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

Today, the Maryland Lottery helps provide vital funding for public health and safety, human resources, education and environmental initiatives throughout the state. An amazing $16.7 billion in revenue has been allocated to these good causes and over $21.2 billion has been distributed to players in the form of prizes.