May 21, 2024 3 min read


Maryland Lottery Paid Over $31M in Prizes Last Week

Maryland Lottery and Gaming has awarded 17 tickets each worth $50,000 and paid over $31 million in prizes in the past week

The week that ended May 19 has been a busy one for Maryland Lottery and Gaming

While the biggest prize recorded during the week was a $250,000 scratch-off ticket bought by a player in Frederick, an unusual turn of events led to 17 separate tickets each worth $50,000 being sold or redeemed during the same week. 

Over $31 Million Paid in a Week

In total, the Lottery paid over $31 million in prizes during the same period.

The list included 44 tickets each worth at least $10,000 sold or claimed during the week. 

Players who won prizes of over $25,000 are expected to claim their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Claims Center located in Baltimore, after making a previous appointment. 

For prizes of up to $5,000, players can visit any of 400+ locations of the Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP). 

All tickets of up to $600 can be redeemed at any of Maryland Lottery’s retailers. 

Winners of the Week

Some of the biggest scratch-off prizes that were claimed on May 13-19 included a $250,000 Prize on a ticket purchased at Jumbo Cash in Frederick, $50,000 prizes including 100X The Cash sold at Freddie’s Liquors in Forestville, $50,000 Cash sold at a 7-Eleven in Germantown, and Bonus Bingo X20 sold at Shell Food Mart in Adelphi.

The lucky tickets that brought a handful of Maryland players $10,000 prizes included the $10,000 Ca$h ticket purchased at Elkridge Marathon in Elkridge, 100X The Cash sold at Twinbrook Deli, Beer and Wine in Rockville, $250,000 Cash Winfall sold at Wawa in LaPlata, $5,000,000 Cash purchased at Crestlyn Mart in Baltimore, or the 50X The Cash ticket sold at Safeway in Bowie, among others. 

A $50,000 Bonus Match 5 ticket was sold on May 18 at Waverly Beer, Wine and Deli in Frederick. The ticket has not yet been claimed. 

Similarly, a $50,000 Fast Play Lightning Cash ticket was purchased at Damascus Liberty in Damascus on May 18. The ticket has remained unclaimed as of May 20.

Other highlights of last week’s winners feature a $22,112 progressive-jackpot Goldfish ticket sold on May 13 at O’Gannigan’s in Prince Frederick which has since been claimed, a $10,000 VIP Club ticket purchased on May 19 at The Village Store in Keymar that was still not redeemed, the $10,00 Mega Millions ticket purchased on May 15 at All Saints Liquors in Laurel waiting to be claimed.

Five $50,000 Pick 5 tickets worth $250,000 in total were purchased on May 16 at Giant in Bethesda, yet to be claimed, similar to the four $50,000 tickets and two $10,000 tickets totaling $220,000 that were sold on May 15 at Royal Farms in Severna Park.

The $50,000 Powerball ticket purchased by a very lucky player at Piper’s Wine and Spirit Barn in Manchester on May 13 is still waiting for its rightful owner, the same as several other tickets sold at various locations around the state.

Players are encouraged to scan their tickets at any of the available Lottery retailers in their areas or using the Lottery’s dedicated mobile apps. 

Draw game winners are given 182 days from the date of the drawing to redeem a prize. 

Scratch-off winners are given 182 days from the end-of-game date to do the same.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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