General / How To Play
Q: Where can I buy Strike it Rich scratch-off tickets?
A: Strike it Rich scratch-offs can be purchased at your favorite local Maryland Lottery retailer. Tickets cannot be purchased on the Internet.
Q: When did the Strike it Rich scratch-off ticket go on sale?
A: The fun began on April 2, 2011.
Q: How much does the ticket cost?
A: Strike it Rich scratch-offs cost $5 each.
Q: How many ways can you win on this ticket?
A: There are three ways to win with this game. Players can win cash instantly by:
1) Scratch the front,
2) Turn the ticket over and peel the back,
3) Or, enter your non-winning ticket in the Maryland Lottery Strike It Rich 2nd Chance at mdlottery.com/strikeitrich
Q: What prizes can you win with the Strike it Rich scratch-off?
A: You can instantly win cash prizes up to $50,000 on the ticket itself, or you can enter your non-winning ticket at mdlottery.com/strikeitrich for a chance to win baseball-related prizes with the Maryland Lottery Strike It Rich 2nd Chance.
Q: What is the overall probability of winning any prize on Strike it Rich scratch-off?
A: The probability of winning any instant cash prize is 1 in 3.90.
Q: What is the top instant cash prize for this scratch-off?
Maryland Lottery Strike it Rich 2nd Chance
Q: What is the Maryland Lottery Strike it Rich 2nd Chance?
A: It’s a fun second chance contest that gives Lottery Players an additional chance to win with their non-winning Strike it Rich scratch-off tickets.
Q: How do I enter the Strike it Rich 2nd Chance?
A: It’s easy. Enter each non-winning Strike it Rich scratch-off ticket at mdlottery.com/strikeitrich. The entry page shows you where to find the 13-digit entry number on the ticket. Save all non-winning tickets entered. They are required for final validation if you are selected as a winner.
Q: What can I win in the Strike it Rich 2nd Chance?
A: There are two types of baseball prizes up for grabs:
1) The first is to be selected as the Strike it Rich Contestant of the Game. The Lottery will randomly select one Contestant of the Game for every regular season Orioles game played during the 2012 season for a total of 162 Contestants. The Contestant of the Game will win $500 automatically just for being selected. In addition, the Contestant of the Game will win $100 for every Strike Out thrown by the Orioles. If no Strike Outs are thrown, the Contestant of the Game will win a Maryland Lottery prize pack including $100 worth of Maryland Lottery Strike It Rich scratch-off tickets.
2) The second type of prize will be an Orioles-themed experiential baseball prize. There are a total of six Orioles experiential prizes throughout the season. The prizes range from a chance to watch the game with 25 of your friends in the fully catered owner’s suite located behind home plate to an away trip to see the Orioles play on the road or a spring break trip to 2013 Orioles Spring Training.
Q: What if I am selected as the Contestant of the Game and the Orioles throw no Strike Outs during the that game?
A: The Maryland Lottery will send you a Lottery prize pack, which will include $100 worth of Strike it Rich scratch-off tickets.
Q: Can I win become the Contestant of the Game more than once?
A: Yes, but you may only be selected as a Contestant of the Game once during each of the six drawing periods.
Q: Can I win more than one of the Orioles experiential prizes?
A: No, once you have won an Orioles experiential prize, you are no longer eligible for the remaining Orioles experiential prizes. However, you can still enter your non-winning Strike It Rich tickets for a chance to become the Contestant of the Game.
Q: Can I enter winning Strike it Rich scratch-off tickets into the 2nd Chance?
A: No. Only non-winning tickets are eligible. Don’t forget to redeem any instant cash prizes won by scratching the front or peeling the back of your Strike it Rich scratch-off.
Q: Do I have to enter my non-winning scratch-offs on the website?
A: Yes, this is an online second chance only. Mail-in entries will not be accepted.
Q: Can I enter the Strike it Rich 2nd Chance without buying a ticket?
Q: Where can I find a list of the experiential prizes?
A: A list of all six Orioles experiential prizes can be found under the prizes tab.
Q: How many non-winning tickets can I enter into the second chance?
A: There is no limit to the number of non-winning Strike it Rich scratch-off tickets that a player can enter for a chance to win. The more you enter, the better your chances. However, you can only enter each ticket once.
Q: For the Strike it Rich 2nd Chance, does the Lottery draw from all the Strike it Rich entries received, or only those since the previous drawing?
A: Entries are included in only one drawing. You must enter each drawing separately to be included in that drawing. Entries from the previous drawings are not included in subsequent drawings.
Q: When and where will winners be announced?
A: Winners will be notified by the Maryland Lottery and will be posted under the Winners tab at mdlottery.com/strikeitrich. Contestants of the Game will also be announced during most televised Orioles games.
Q: How many drawings will there be?
A: There will be six prize drawings to select both the Contestant of the Game winners and the experiential prize winners.
Q: What are my chances of winning an experiential prize?
A: Chances of winning an experiential prize are dependent upon the number of entries received for that drawing. Probabilities will vary per drawing based on the number of entries received.
Q: If you win Contestant of the Game do you get tickets to the game?
Q: What do I need to do claim my prize?
A: To claim your prize, you will need to complete a Lottery Claim form, including Social Security Number (SSN), and you must provide proof of your SSN and must furnish photo I.D. proof of being at least 18 years of age. You must also provide the original, physical non-winning Strike it Rich scratch-off ticket with the correct matching registered 13-digit entry number and with the registered name related to your internet entry. The original, physical ticket is required for final validation and delivery of prize winnings.