Mega Millions, Powerball Produce Four Big Weekend Winners

Mega Millions ticket sold in Hyattsville delivers $4 million prize Mega Millions and Powerball produced four big winners across the nation this past weekend, including one here in Maryland. A ticket purchased in Hyattsville for the April 17 Mega Millions drawing delivered a $4 million prize. Meanwhile, the April 18 Powerball drawing produced three $1…

Maryland Lottery Addresses Safety Concerns During Coronavirus Pandemic

Agency takes multi-pronged approach to incorporating health and safety measures Over the past month, the Maryland Lottery has made numerous adjustments to its operations to focus on the health and safety of Maryland citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The Agency continues to do what it can by taking appropriate actions to protect players, staff and…

Mega Millions, Powerball Make Changes to Jackpots, Minimum Increases

Guaranteed starting jackpot amounts, minimum increases to be eliminated The organizations that operate Mega Millions and Powerball have announced changes to ensure that the two games continue to support good causes that benefit from lottery profits in 48 U.S. jurisdictions. Here are questions and answers summarizing the changes:   What changes is Mega Millions making?…

Game Sales and Interest Rates to Determine Advertised Powerball Jackpot

Guaranteed starting jackpot amounts, minimum increases to be eliminated The Powerball Product Group has announced changes to ensure that the Powerball game continues to support good causes in all 48 U.S. lottery jurisdictions. Here are questions and answers summarizing the changes: What changes is Powerball making? Following the April 8 drawing, Powerball’s starting jackpot and…

Lottery Claiming Deadlines Extended During State of Emergency

Tickets that expire during emergency period can be redeemed up to 30 days after its conclusion The Maryland Lottery has temporarily extended the deadline for players to redeem winning tickets that expire during the coronavirus state of emergency. Typically, draw game tickets must be redeemed within 182 days of the drawing date; Fast Play tickets…

Powerball to Adjust Starting Jackpot, Minimum Roll Increases

Changes to take effect after the next Powerball jackpot is hit Powerball has announced changes to its game due to a slowdown in ticket sales during the current health crisis. Here are questions and answers summarizing the changes:   What changes is Powerball making? Following the next jackpot win in Powerball, the game’s starting jackpot…

FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers Ticket Worth $112,124 Sold in Laurel

Third progressive prize won this month Our FAST PLAY game is red hot! A lucky Maryland Lottery player bought a progressive top-prize FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers winning ticket in Laurel on March 25. This ticket, worth $112,567, was sold in the afternoon at Shoppers #2347 located at 3441 Laurel Fort Meade Road. The Lucky Numbers…