Maryland Legislature Enacts New
Cash Option For Past Lottery Winners

Annapolis, MD (April 2006): Maryland's Legislature has passed a new law that changes the State's lottery law.  The new law gives past lottery winners the right to trade their remaining payments for up-front cash.

The new law is modeled on laws already in effect in dozens of other states and makes it possible for past winners to raise cash by selling their rights to receive future payments.  The new code sections repeal and reenact, with amendments, Maryland  State Government Code Section 9-122 and become effective on June 1, 2006.

Read or Download the text of HB 158.
Read or Download an “Issue Brief.”
Download Acrobat Reader

Learn more about HB 158 and the Campaign for Winners’ Choice by calling the Winner’s Choice hotline, toll free, at 800-337-6407.


For a free no-obligation quote, or to learn how you can trade future payments for upfront cash, go to The Lump Sum Experts—and call Encore toll free at 800-586-7949. Apply online at
Are you, or someone you know, receiving payments from a structured settlement or annuity? Need cash now? Talk to Novation Capital.