I’ve never really supported state lotteries till I researched it and found some interesting facts. Did you know the Maryland lottery uses much of its revenue to help state programs such as public health and safety, education, and human resources. You can pick up a lottery ticket at most gas stations or any retailers that supports the lottery and has the official computers to enter the lottery numbers. You MUST by at least 18 years old to play the Maryland lottery. The date on the ticket will ALWAYS have to be verified before you leave the retailer to ensure you do not commit fraud. When a retailer supports the lottery and sells lottery tickets they receive commissions for selling the lottery tickets and cashing them.