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Maryland Manual, 1979-80
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3 IO/Maryland Manual
The Governor originally appointed this Com-
mission in 1967 to replace the Commission on
Crime and Delinquency. The Commission's
functions were revised by Executive Orders in
1969 and 1971. The present Commission was re-
constituted by Executive Orders in 1975. Com-
mission members represent all segments of the
criminal justice and juvenile justice systems as
well as the public at large.
The Commission is the State agency respon-
sible for law enforcement, criminal justice, and
crime prevention planning in Maryland. The
Commission also administers the Federal Crime
Control Act and the Juvenile Justice and De-
linquency Prevention Act. The Commission is
responsible for developing a comprehensive law
enforcement and criminal justice plan and for
making grants to local governments and State
agencies for programs consistent with that
A professional staff headed by an Executive
Director and composed of professionals in the
field of law enforcement, courts, corrections, ju-
venile delinquency prevention and control, data
systems, financial administration, auditing, and
publications provides support to the
Commissioners. The staff develops Comprehen-
sive Plan proposals for the Commission's consid-
eration, provides technical assistance to units of
local government and other State agencies, finan-
cially administers all grant programs, and
evaluates all projects funded by the Governor's
Chairperson: George P. Mahoney, 1981
Morgan W. Wayson, Jr., 1981; Earl C. Banks,
1982; Francis W. Roesler, 1980; Edward C.
Wilson, 1983.
Martin M. Puncke, Director
Robert J. Laird, Deputy Director of Marketing
A. Lee Milburn, Deputy Director of Research am
Machin E. Whittemore, Deputy Director of Ad-
ministration, Finance, and Operations

711 W. 40th Street
Suite 350
Baltimore 21211 Telephone: 383-6311
The General Assembly created the State Lot-
tery Agency by Chapter 365, Acts of 1972 (Arti-
cle 88D of the Annotated Code of Maryland) for
the purpose of generating revenue to help support
the operation of the State. The establishment of
the Agency was contingent upon the adoption of
an amendment to Article III, Section 36, of the
Constitution of Maryland. The amendment was
ratified by referendum on November 7, 1972, and
accordingly the Agency commenced operation on
January 2, 1973, under the guidance of a Com-
mission and the immediate supervision of a Di-
The Commission consists of five members, all
of whom are appointed by the Governor with the
advice and consent of the Senate of Maryland for
specified terms. The Commission members annu-
ally elect one member as Chairperson of the
The Agency is under the immediate supervision
and direction of a Director appointed by the
Governor with the advice and consent of the Sen-
ate. The Director is aided by three Deputy
Directors who are appointed by the Director with
the approval of the Commission.
The Agency conducts a statewide lottery oper-
ation from its Baltimore headquarters consisting
of weekly and daily games. For the weekly game
a distribution and collection system is maintained
with the cooperation of commercial banks in vari-
ous areas of the State for the purpose of distrib-
uting weekly lottery tickets, retrieving unsold
weekly tickets, and collecting weekly lottery
revenues due. The actual lottery ticket sales
outlets consist of retail establishments such as
drug stores, food stores, and liquor stores. Week-
ly televised drawings are held and prizes are
claimed through any of the Claim Centers located
in selected existing commercial establishments
and public facilities throughout the State. Mil-
lionaire drawings are held periodically depending
on the accumulation of sufficient prize money.
In July 1976, the Agency began a legal pick-
your-own three-digit daily lottery called "The
Numbers Game", which is patterned after the il-
legal street game. Retail establishments offer dai-
\ ly lottery tickets for sale through a terminal con-
nected to a computerized on-line real-time
system. Drawings in "The Numbers Game" are
held daily Monday through Saturday and are also
televised (Code 1957, Art. 88D).

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