Popular Maryland Lottery “Contestant of the Game” promotion returns

The Orioles are returning home to Baltimore for a 10-game homestand, kicking it off with a matchup against their American League East rivals, the Boston Red Sox. As you tune in for all the action, you might hear our announcers call out a “Contestant of the Game.” That’s right - the wildly popular Maryland Lottery promotion has returned for the 2022 season and the Lottery will be selecting a contestant for each of the 162 Orioles games this season to win cash prizes.

Enter winning and non-winning FAST PLAY Home Run Riches Bases Loaded tickets, purchased between March 7 and Aug. 29, into your My Lottery Rewards account to be automatically entered into the promotion. Not yet a member of My Lottery Rewards? Click here -- it’s free and easy to join!

Each winner will receive $500 for being selected, plus an additional $500 for every Orioles home run hit during that game. Last year, these contestants really cleaned-up, as the O’s hit 195 home runs during the 2021 campaign – good for a total of $178,500 in prize money.

If you have already entered the promotion and want to find out if you were a winner in yesterday’s drawing, click here. The remaining drawings are May 24, June 28, July 26, and Aug. 30. Entries are cumulative, so once you enter a ticket, it remains in the mix unless selected as a winner.

Will last year’s Silver Slugger performance of Cedric Mullins and Trey Mancini’s 2021 Home Run Derby heroics ignite the Oriole bats for the “Contestants of the Game” this year? Be sure to watch the Orioles all season long on MASN and MASN2 as the home run tally adds up!  

The $5 FAST PLAY Home Run Riches Bases Loaded game was introduced to coincide with the start of the 2022 Orioles baseball season. The ticket has a progressive jackpot that starts at $40,000 and continues to grow until someone wins, and then starts over at $40,000 again.

Stopping by the park to catch a game? The Lottery will be onsite for various games throughout the 2022 season. In fact, catch the Pick 3/Pick 4 drawing this Friday, April 29, live at Camden Yards!

Visit mdlottery.com/homerun for details and to enter the promotion. Let’s go O’s!

This article is presented by the Maryland Lottery.



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