Post-season lottery winners across the country will receive millions in prizes from two of the biggest ticket retailers in the state, a new lottery post says.
The winners will be announced Friday, Dec. 3, 2018, in the Maryland Lottery post office in Frederick, Md.
The winner will receive $10.3 million from the state’s lottery.
The total prize pool is expected to top $30 million, according to the post office.
Maryland Lottery officials said they hope to draw a crowd to the lottery office.
“We want to be here to see our friends, our neighbors, and our families enjoy the joy and the excitement of winning these major prizes,” lottery director Brian Pritchard said.
“That’s why we’re doing it.
We want to make sure everyone has a good time, and it’s going to be great to see everyone having a great time.”
The state’s largest lottery company, Maryland Lotteries, is hoping to draw crowds of 2 million people to its Montgomery County, Md., headquarters.
The company is currently on the hunt for more than $300 million in prize money to help finance its $1.6 billion expansion.
“This is the most anticipated, largest and most expensive lottery prize ever awarded in Maryland,” said Maryland Lotters chief executive officer Jim Molloy.
“This prize is a major achievement in the history of the Maryland lottery and the largest of its kind in the country.”
The post office will hold the announcement live on its Facebook page, and there will be live streaming on YouTube and Twitter, according the post.