Established in 1973 and operating the following year, the MD Lottery offers a variety of popular games. The Maryland Lottery provides funding for several initiatives, including education, public health and safety, and the environment. Since the lottery began, it has distributed more than $17.3 billion in revenue to these various causes and more than $25.6 billion to players as prizes.
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes claimed by U.S. citizens or residents, within the state of Maryland.
|Over $5,000||State Tax*||8.95%|
*Non-residents of Maryland will have 8% withheld as state taxes.
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the Maryland Lottery withholds a different amount for taxes.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||8%|
The lottery offers a diverse range of games that suit all
types of players as long as you're at least 18 years old. You can play instant
games like Racetrax, Keno to name a few and the following jackpot and daily
My Lottery Rewards is a free player loyalty program where you can redeem tickets for points to acquire items or enter prize drawings. The Lottery also operates second-chance promotional contests through this program. You can enter all Maryland Lotto game tickets and non-winning scratch-off tickets into your Rewards account.
You can purchase lottery tickets at more than 4,000 lottery retailers scattered throughout the state. Many gas stations, convenience stores, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, and restaurants sell lottery tickets.
Yes, you must purchase lottery tickets in person from a licensed lottery retailer. You cannot buy them online, by mail, or over the phone.
Lottery drawings take place seven days a week. Most of the Maryland Lottery results are aired live on Baltimore's WBAL-TV Channel 11. Drawings for the games are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and are as follows for next draws:
You must redeem your winning tickets within 182 days from the date of the drawing.
If your prize is $600 or less, you have three ways to collect your winnings. You can mail in your ticket along with a claim form, visit a claim center, or obtain your prize from an authorized lottery retailer. You can redeem winning tickets up to and including $5,000 at any of the 400 Maryland Lottery Expanded Cashing Authority Program retailers.
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
When claiming any prize over $601, you must provide proof of your Social Security number or Tax ID number. You also need a photo ID that shows you are at least 18 years of age. The office needs at least 15 business days to process any winning ticket with the winning numbers that is over $25,000.
Yes, you can claim your lottery prizes by mail. To do so, you will need to print a Maryland Lottery claim form to fill out and send in with your tickets. The claim form, mailing address and additional information are available on the How to Claim page. How to Claim – Maryland Lottery (mdlottery.com)
Yes, you can. Maryland is one of the few U.S. states that allow its lottery winners to remain anonymous. Anyone who wins a prize in a Maryland draw game or scratch-off ticket can remain anonymous. The lottery does not release the name or photo of the winner unless it receives the winner's written consent.
However, this anonymity protection does not apply to Points for Drawings and second-chance contests that are part of the My Lottery Rewards program. These programs are part of promotions for the Lottery and operate under different rules set forth for the draw and scratch-off games. The My Lottery Rewards program state that winners must have their identities published.
For prizes that are between $500 and $5,000, you need to file a Maryland payment voucher form and pay taxes within 60 days after you receive your prize. If you win $5,001 or more, by law, the Maryland State Lottery automatically deducts the following taxes from your winnings:
· You must also report your winnings as income when you file your tax returns. If you need additional assistance regarding tax laws, consult with a financial professional. Did all your questions about how to play lottery get answered? If not, contact us at Lottery Current or go to mdlottery.com.
Yes, Maryland has a lot of winners who got lucky by having winning Maryland Lottery Tickets. Back in 2012, someone won $218,600,000 Mega Millions jackpot. To learn more about the winners visit the Maryland Lottery Website which can be found at Top Jackpot Winners for a list of Maryland Lottery Prizes and payouts.
Yes, subscriptions are available for Mega Millions, Multi-Match, Powerball and Cash4Life through the My Lottery Rewards website. You must have a Maryland mailing to purchase a subscription.
Yes, you win 2$ if you hit the Megaball number but nothing if you win the Cashball.
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