Maryland Lottery Regulations

The State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency of Maryland regulates gaming activities at Maryland casinos. They are responsible for enforcing responsible gambling programs, including those related to slot machines, table games, and video lottery terminals. Besides regulating casino activities, the agency also oversees responsible gaming, audits, and the central monitor.

In Maryland, slot machine operators and retailers must be at least 21 years of age. Similarly, lottery agents must be at least 18 years of age. Those under 18 years of age are prohibited from purchasing tickets for the lottery or receiving prizes.

Tickets for the lottery are sold at authorized retail locations in Maryland. To redeem a winning ticket, the retailer must make an appointment with the Lottery. For larger prizes, the prize must be redeemed in a licensed casino.

The lottery also offers a variety of games, including seven number drawing games and dozens of scratch-off tickets. There are also two types of instant games. One is called Fast Play, which is similar to a scratch-off game. It has thousands of winning tickets printed on demand, and is available through self-service vending machines. A jackpot is available on most of the games, ranging from $1 to $20.

Another game is Multi-Match, formerly known as Lotto. Players are given a chance to pick five random numbers from a pool of 43. Depending on the amount of the prize, the jackpot could be up to $2000. However, the game is only available in Maryland.

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