Rules and Regulations
Maryland Lottery tickets are bearer instruments. For your protection, sign the back of your ticket. Play slips are not valid receipts. The Maryland Lottery is not responsible for lost, stolen, altered, mutilated, or destroyed tickets. The purchaser of the ticket has sole responsibility for checking the accuracy of the data printed on tickets before leaving the retailer location. Corrections or cancellations must be made at the time of purchase. Players must be 18 years of age or older to play or cash tickets. Tickets may not be sold to persons less than 18 years of age.
All winning tickets are subject to validation by the Maryland Lottery in accordance with the rules and regulations. Prizes from tickets must be claimed within 182 days from the date of the drawing or the announced end of any individual Scratch-Off Game unless otherwise provided. Each individual game may have specific rules of play. All rules and regulations are subject to change.
Below is an unofficial listing of the Maryland Lottery Regulations, which are formally contained in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Title 14, Independent Agencies. You may review the official regulations directly at the web site of the Division of State Documents. The Maryland Lottery statute is contained in the Maryland State Government Article, Section 9-101-et seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Maryland VLT statute is contained in the Maryland State Government Article, Section 9-1A-01-et seq.
COMAR 14.01.01 – Introduction
COMAR 14.01.02 – General Regulations
COMAR 14.01.03 – Lottery Games
COMAR 14.01.04 – Regulations Applicable to Agents
COMAR 14.01.05 – Consumer Regulations
COMAR 14.01.06 – Conditions for Payment of Voluntary Assignment of Lottery Prizes Under Judicial Order
COMAR 14.01.07 – Agency Procedures Under the Public Information Act
COMAR 14.01.08 – Rules of Procedures for Commission Hearings
COMAR 14.01.09 – Open Meetings
COMAR 14.01.10 – Video Lottery Terminals
COMAR 14.01.11 – Video Lottery Facility Operation Licenses
COMAR 14.01.12 – Video Lottery Terminal Machines
COMAR 14.01.13 – Facility Standards
COMAR 14.01.14 – Video Lottery Facility Minimum Internal Control Standards
COMAR 14.01.15 – Video Lottery Technical Standards
COMAR 14.01.16 – Voluntary Exclusion and Responsible Gaming
COMAR 14.01.17 – Mandatory Exclusion
COMAR 14.01.18 – Violations, Civil Penalties and Sanctions
COMAR 14.01.19 – Collection of Taxes, Fees and Civil Penalties
COMAR 14.01.20 – Unannounced Inspections