The state lottery has announced that it is ending the lottery for lottery winners who lived in poverty and had no access to social security payments or the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps people buy homes and buy a home.
In a statement released by the lottery on Thursday, the state lottery says that it will continue offering free food, medical care, and other services to those who qualified for the lottery.
“This decision does not impact our ability to support our families and friends, but instead we will continue to provide services to eligible lottery participants,” the statement reads.
The lottery has also decided to extend its eligibility period to those eligible to win $250,000 or more and to people who lived with their parents for six months or more.
More than 6,000 people have received the lottery’s new supplemental supplemental eligibility.
“The lottery is grateful for the outpouring of support from our community,” said the lottery in a statement.
“We will continue our mission of helping the hardworking families who have been impacted by the pandemic by providing additional assistance to those currently living in poverty.”
The announcement comes after the state’s largest lottery operator announced it would end its lottery for the winners of the Maryland Lottery State of the State lottery, which ended in January.