Where the Money Goes

Facts & Figures

  • Monthly casino revenue numbers are published here.
  • Monthly sports wagering revenue numbers are published here.
  • MLGCA Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and Fiscal Year Reviews are available here.

FY2022 Summary

Maryland Lottery profits and casino contributions to the state both set new all-time highs in Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). Meanwhile, contributions to the state from sports wagering and fantasy competitions added to an already record-breaking total.

Together, the Lottery, casinos, sports wagering and fantasy competitions contributed $1.511 billion to a wide variety of vital state programs and services in FY2022.

Profits from the sale of Lottery tickets contributed a new record of $673.7 million to state programs, beating the prior record set in FY2021 by $6.3 million. Lottery profits support the Maryland General Fund, which provides budgets for many programs, including education and public health and safety services.

Maryland’s six casinos contributed a new all-time high of $832.3 million to the state, an increase of $108.9 million from the previous record set in FY2021.

Sports wagering and fantasy competitions (including daily fantasy sports) contributed another $5.6 million.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming’s operating expenses remained low at 3.4% of sales on the Lottery side, and 0.7% of total gaming revenues for the casino program.

For a complete FY2022 year-end review, click here.

Traditional Lottery

Lottery sales reached a new record of $2.662 billion, surpassing the previous mark set in FY2021 by $51.5 million. For the eighth consecutive year, sales of scratch-off tickets set an all-time record, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time and totaling $1.009 billion, a $16.1 million increase from the previous record set in FY2021.

Lottery players won an all-time record of more than $1.695 billion — an average of $4.6 million per day in prizes during FY2022.

Retailer sales and cashing commissions totaled $203 million, eclipsing the previous record by $5.7 million. Commissions averaged $46,000 per retailer. As of the end of FY2022, the Lottery had 4,358 retail locations across the state.

Casino Gaming

Maryland’s six casinos generated an all-time record of $2.001 billion in gaming revenue, an increase of $241.2 million compared to the previous record that was set in FY2019.

Of the $832.3 million in casino revenue that was contributed to the state, an all-time high of $611.6 million went to the Education Trust Fund (ETF), which supports early childhood education, public elementary and secondary education, public school construction and capital improvement projects. From the opening of the state’s first casino in 2010 through the end of FY2022, more than $4.6 billion in casino revenues had been contributed to the ETF.

FY2022 casino revenue was also contributed to the following beneficiaries:

  • Local aid:$105.9 million, including funds for local impact grants and aid to local jurisdictions.
  • Maryland’s horse racing industry:$90.8 million, including funds for the Racetrack Facility Renewal and Horse Racing Purse Dedication accounts.
  • Maryland’s Small, Minority and Women-owned Business Fund:$19.6 million
  • Responsible gaming programs:$4.5 million.

Sports Wagering and Fantasy Competitions

Maryland’s first five retail sportsbooks opened in December 2021. All sports wagering operators contribute 15% of their taxable win to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education. In FY2022, these contributions totaled $2.9 million. Expired sports wagering prizes support responsible gaming programs and totaled $132,415 in FY2022.

The operators of fantasy competitions (including daily fantasy sports) contribute 15% of their revenue to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund. In FY2022, these contributions totaled $2.6 million.