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How to play $500,000 Crossword from the Maryland Lottery

How to Play: $500,000 Crossword

  1. Scratch entire YOUR LETTERS area to reveal 20 YOUR LETTERS.
  2. For each letter revealed in the YOUR LETTERS area, scratch that same letter each time it is found in PUZZLES 1-3.
  3. Scratch three (3) or more complete words in PUZZLES 1-3 and win the corresponding prize found in the PUZZLE'S PRIZE LEGEND. Only the highest corresponding prize in the PRIZE LEGEND can be won.
  4. Each PUZZLE and each BONUS WORD is played separately.
  5. Each MULTIPLIER plays separately and cannot be combined with other multiplies for a higher multiplier number.

PUZZLE MULTIPLIERS 1-3

  1. Scratch "PUZZLE 1 MULTIPLIER", multiply your PUZZLE 1 winning prize by the number revealed in the "PUZZLE 1 MULTIPLIER".
  2. Scratch "PUZZLE 2 MULTIPLIER", multiply your PUZZLE 2 winning prize by the number revealed in the "PUZZLE 2 MULTIPLIER".
  3. Scratch "PUZZLE 3 MULTIPLIER", multiply your PUZZLE 3 winning prize by the number revealed in the "PUZZLE 3 MULTIPLIER".

BONUS WORDS 1-3

  • Scratch each letter in BONUS WORDS 1-2 that corresponds to YOUR LETTERS. If you match a complete BONUS WORD, win prize shown next to that BONUS WORD. Wins in the BONUS WORD 1 and BONUS WORD 2 play areas cannot be used to win in PUZZLES 1-3.

FAST $100 SPOTS 1-3

  • Reveal a "money bag" in any FAST $100 SPOT, win $100 automatically! FAST $100 SPOTS 1-3 do not multiply.

Probability of Winning: 1 in 2.84

Analysis

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2023

$500,000 Crossword has a score of 86 making it a better than average scratchoff.

There are 287,879 tickets remaining. At $20 per ticket, it would cost $5,757,580 to buy all remaining tickets. According to the latest reports from the Maryland lottery website, there are $4,957,270 in remaining prizes.

The value of the remaining prizes is below the cost of the remaining tickets by -$800,310. With 287,879 tickets remaining, that's an average of -$2.78 per ticket.

An average of 1,395 tickets have been claimed each day between Sep 21, 2023 and Sep 28, 2023. The largest prize claimed in that time period was $1,000.

The last grand prize of $500,000 was claimed on Aug 3, 2023. 69,747 tickets have been sold since the last grand prize was claimed. With 8 grand prizes in the game, it's expected that there will be 1 grand prize sold every 423,462 tickets.

Ticket Price:$20.00
Ticket Value:$17.22
Ticket Profit:-$2.78
Odds of Winning: 1 in 2.84
Number Tickets Printed:3,387,699
Number Tickets Remain:287,879
Percent Tickets Remain:8.50%
Initial Expected Value:75.70%
Expected Value:86.10%

Prizes

$500,000

Remaining:2
Claimed:6
Percent Remaining: 25.00%

$50,000

Remaining:1
Claimed:9
Percent Remaining: 10.00%

$10,000

Remaining:3
Claimed:27
Percent Remaining: 10.00%

$1,000

Remaining:95
Claimed:836
Percent Remaining: 10.20%

$500

Remaining:557
Claimed:6,348
Percent Remaining: 8.07%

$200

Remaining:2,152
Claimed:24,089
Percent Remaining: 8.20%

$100

Remaining:3,793
Claimed:43,319
Percent Remaining: 8.05%

$50

Remaining:26,627
Claimed:303,922
Percent Remaining: 8.06%

$20

Remaining:68,136
Claimed:712,930
Percent Remaining: 8.72%

$0

Remaining:186,514
Claimed:2,008,333
Percent Remaining: 8.50%