Maryland Hopes for Cheaper Ravens Scratch-Offs
May 22, 2013 – The Maryland Board of Public Works is set to vote on a new contract between the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens May 29.
According to a Baltimore Business Journal report, the new contract is a two-year, $597,000 deal between the Ravens and the state Lottery, and will allow current prices to drop from $5 to $2 per scratch-off ticket.
Along with the price drop for scratch-offs, the Maryland Lottery hopes to offer Ravens-themed Lottery games online, and even Ravens-themed Mega Millions and Powerball tickets.
The Lottery sold 88 percent of Ravens-themed scratch-offs printed in 2012, according to the Baltimore Business Journal report.
Among other prizes, including cash, players can win Ravens season tickets and even a trip on the Ravens airplane!
When the Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens entered their partnership in 2009, Ravens President Richard Cass said, “The Lottery generates funds that benefit so many people in Maryland, and we are proud to have this direct association with the Lottery.”
Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett told the Baltimore Business Journal, “We are a brand for the state just like the Ravens are [and] we have a great partnership with our local teams.”