Founded in 1973, the Maryland State Lottery Agency is an independent organization that was established by the general assembly through the enactment of Chapter 365 of Laws of Maryland of 1972. The lottery is operated as a business enterprise within the framework of state laws and regulations. It provides revenue to the state of Maryland through the sale of entertaining lottery products to support state programs and services benefiting the citizens of Maryland. The Maryland State Lottery Agency is an enterprise fund of the state. It offers a variety of scratch-off ticket and numbers games, such as Keno, Pick 3 and Pick 4. Maryland also participates in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.