Maryland Lottery regulators approved Thursday the launch of their most expensive ticket ever — a $30 scratch-off — following a record sales year in which players showed they were increasingly willing to pay more for a chance at a fortune.
The Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved the new ticket, "$2,000,000 Fortune," on a voice vote at its monthly meeting. It will debut in the first quarter of next year.
The ticket's $2 million top prize will be a state high for instant tickets, also known as scratch-offs.
Lottery officials said they were eager to tap into a trend — evident in Maryland and other states — of many players...
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