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Michigan State Lottery
Address: P.O. Box 30023
101 East Hillsdale Lansing, Michigan 48909
Internet: www.michigan.gov/lottery
Phone: (517) 373-1237
Fax: (517) 335-5651
Population: 9,969,727
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Commissioner: M. Scott Bowen
Year Lottery Founded: 1972
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
$1.61 billion
$1.67 billion
$1.69 billion
$1.96 billion
$1.97 billion
$2.21 billion
$2.30 billion
$2,330.20
$2,377.44
$2,359.23
$2,339.95
$2,413.46
Sales Per Capita: $231.3
Number of Employees: 161
Retailers: 10,701
On-line Vendor Contract: GTECH
January 20, 2009 January 20, 2015
Instant Ticket Vendor: Pollard
January 1, 2009 December 31, 2016
Advertising: (SMZ) Simons,Michelson,Zieve Inc.
July 11, 2011 June 30, 2015
ITVMs: N/A
Games Offered: Instant, Daily 8, Daily 3, Daily 4, Fantasy 5, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, Powerball, Raffle, Keno, Lucky Lines.
Beneficiaries: Michigan's state School Aid Fund (K-12 Public Education)


Background Information

Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to establish a state lottery in May 1972 by a two-to-one margin. The enabling legislation was signed on August 1, and tickets for the first weekly passive game, the 50-cent green game, began on November 13. The first weekly draw was held November 24.
Almost three years later, the Michigan Lottery introduced its first instant tickets. A computerized gaming system was added in 1977, and the first numbers game, Daily 3, was launched in June. Daily 4 was added in October 1981. Michigan Lotto made its debut in August 1984, setting a national record for first-week sales of $3.1 million
The Lottery was given some flexibility in 1995 when legislation removed a 45 percent prize payout cap. Under the new law, 45 percent became the minimum required payout and the Lottery was able to adjust the payouts to meet the needs of the marketplace.
Michigan was one of the founding members of The Big Game (relaunched as Mega Millions) in 1996. And in 2003, the Lottery introduced two games for the club market (bars and restaurants), Club Keno and pulltabs. In less than five months, Club Keno generated over $64 million in sales, catapulting Michigan into the second spot among U.S. lotteries in terms of weekly keno sales per retail location.
Today, along with instant tickets, pulltabs and Club Keno, the Michigan Lottery offers a selection of draw games that includes Mega Millions, Powerball, Classic Lotto 47, Fantasy 5, Daily 3, Daily 4 and daily Keno.
Lottery proceeds have always been earmarked for education, and in 1981 legislation began sending revenues to the state’s School Aid Fund.

 

News 2014
December 17, 2014 A Good Year: Lottery Players Collect Huge Prizes in 2014
December 14, 2014 A Michigan Lottery Reminder: Practice Responsible Giving this Holiday Season
November 19, 2014 Audit Report Advocates Lowering Minimum Reporting Sum for Winning Lottery Tickets
November 10, 2014 Strong Daily 4 Sales of 1-1-1-1 Expected on Tuesday, Nov.11, or 11-11
October 17, 2014 Michigan Lottery’s Poker Lotto Game Celebrates One Year of Dealing Cash to Players
October 9, 2014 Michigan Lottery Grows Instant Cashword Sales With Innovative $10 Game From Pollard Banknote
Sept 12, 2014 Michigan Lottery's Fantasy 5 Celebrates 10 Years of Making Dreams Come True
July 28, 2014 Michigan Lottery Players Feeling Number 1 on Top of the World
July 14, 2014 Michigan Lottery Players Win $247,000 with Straight Back Bonus
May 5, 2014 Michigan Lottery’s “Summer Sizzler” Contest Offers Players Chances to Win Omaha Steaks® Gift Cards, Outdoors Prize Packages, and $30,000!
April 1, 2014 No Fooling! The Michigan Lottery’s $40,000 Tax Free Raffle guarantees eight top prizes!
March 7, 2014 Unclaimed Michigan Lottery Jackpot Boosts State School Aid Fund!
March 6, 2014 GTECH Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with the Michigan Lottery
March 5, 2014 More than $750,000 in Unclaimed Michigan Lottery Prizes Set to Expire in March!
February 28, 2014 Michigan Lottery Win For Rhode Island Company
February 20, 2014 Michigan Lottery Adds Interactive App to Wild Time Instant Game
February 13, 2014 Create Some Valentine’s Day Excitement with Michigan Lottery Instant Tickets
February 10, 2014 Michigan Lottery Launches Pollard Banknote's  Latest Innovation—Instants Plus™
February 4, 2014 Michigan Lottery’s Diamond Wild Time game offers players a second chance to win!
February 3, 2014 More Than $80 Million in Prizes Available for Players in Michigan Lottery’s First $30 Instant Game: $2,000,000 Cash
January 23, 2014 Michigan Lottery Introduces Two Instant Games with Second Chance Interactive Games!
January 22, 2014 Michigan Lottery Updates Website to Be Easier for Players to Use, Provide More Information about Games
January 15, 2014 New iLottery Deal May Add $480M in State School Aid Over 8 Years

News 2013
December 6, 2013 Michigan Lottery Sales Hit Record High in 2013
November 26, 2013 Michigan Lottery selects Pollard Banknote and NeoGames to Provide iLottery Services to Players
November 8, 2013 Governor Loses Communications Director to Lottery
September 3, 2013 Halloween Raffle Offers Millions In Scary Fun!
July 30, 2013 Lottery Loyalty Debit Card Now Available For Purchases, Prize Redemptions
July 3, 2013 Michigan Lottery launches News Instant Ticket with a Skee Ball Twist !
June 26, 2013 Lottery Awaits Review Before Moving on Internet Gaming
June 24, 2013 Lottery Rewards Employees with Incentive Pay
May 3, 2013 Lottery Again Assures Retailers that Small Business Will Be Catered For
May 1, 2013 Bill To Require Lottery Winners to Repay Welfare Payments For Past Decade
April 27, 2013 Lottery Considers Internet Despite Opposition
April 11, 2012 Lawmakers Critical of States Plan to Offer Online Lottery Ticket Sales
March 13, 2013 Tax-Free Raffle Already Guarantees Eight Top Prizes!
February 28, 2013 Michigan Lottery to Launch ILottery in Spring
February 25, 2013 Pollard Banknote Announce Michigan Lottery's Latest Cashword Success
February 11, 2013 Michigan Lottery Gives Over 40,000 Reasons to Look Forward to Tax Day!
February 4, 2013 Government Contemplating New Taxes or Increased Fees on Charitable Gaming
January 7, 2013 Bill Will Allow the State to Collect Debts from Lottery Winners


News 2012
November 14, 2012 Lottery Highlights Growth As It Recognizes 40th Anniversary
November 9, 2012 Michigan Lottery Will Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary Tuesday
October 5, 2012 Michigan Lottery Shatters Old Record In School Aid Contribution, Sales
September 23, 2012 Senate Considers Lottery Bill
September 24, 2012 Retailer To Collect $50,000 Powerball Bonus
September 17, 2012 Report Suggests Smoking Ban Has Little Effect On Product Sales
September 17, 2012 $25,000 Top Prizes on New Pull Tab Ticket!
September 12, 2012 Pollard Banknote and Michigan Lottery Partner for Success with Cashword WebPlay™ Interactive Game
August 22, 2012 Winner Contacts Michigan Lottery
August 14, 2012 Player's Club Is Making A Splash!
July 11, 2012 Michigan Lottery, Turning Up the Heat in July!
June 22, 2012 New Pull-Tab Game Offers $10,000 Top Prize!
April 11, 2012 Michigan Lottery Welfare Bill Becomes Law
April 6, 2012 Research Project Sees $1 Scratch-Off Tickets Pulled from Shelves in Some Stores
April 3, 2012 Record Lottery Jackpot Means Education Funding Bump For Michigan
March 29, 2012 Michigan May Count Lottery Wins Against Welfare
March 16, 2012 Club Keno Goes "Full Tilt" With New Promotion!
March 9, 2012 Lottery Wraps Historical Instant Sales Week
March 9, 2012 Work on Bills Requiring Lottery Agency to Notify Welfare Department About Winners Still Not Finished
March 9, 2012 Three Players Win Big On Michigan Lottery's Game Show Make Me Rich!
March 7, 2012 Michigan Lawmaker Calls For Ban On Internet Lotto Sales
March 1, 2012 Michigan Senate Approves Bill Preventing Lottery Winners from Getting Public Food Assistance
February 21, 2012 Michigan Lottery Prizes May Factor Into Welfare Legislation Bill
February 7, 2012 Law Makers Again Look to Raise Taxes on Detroit Casinos
February 3, 2012 Michigan Lottery Offering 2nd Chance Prizes Online
February 5, 2012 Senate Panel Approves Bill Targeting Lottery Winners
January 24, 2012 Plans for Tribal Casino Could Face Legal Challenges


News 2011
December 9, 2011 "Play It Again" Offers Lottery Players More Chances To Win!
November 13, 2011 State Lottery Commission Investigating Raffle Organizers
November 11, 2011 11-11-11 Sparks Lotto Frenzy Worldwide
November 4, 2011 "Raffle Of Riches" Offers More Than 14,000 Prizes!
October 12, 2011 Lottery Winnings Could Impact Aid
October 5, 2011 New Bill Would Make Participating in Limited Bet Card Games Legal
September 30, 2011 The Jack" to Offer More Chances to Win
September 29, 2011 Bills Would Cut-Off Public Assistance for Lottery Winners
August 15, 2011 Michigan Lottery's Ultimate 50/50 Raffle on Sale Now!
July 13, 2011 Partnership Brings The Lottery To The Detroit Metropolitan Airport
July 14, 2011 Lottery Available at Detroit Airport
June 27, 2011 Monopoly Instant Game From The Michigan Lottery Springs To Life
May 25, 2011 The Lottery Has Monopoly Fever!
May 9, 2011 Michigan Lottery - We've Got an App for That...
May 9, 2011 ePrize Launches Official iPhone and Android Apps for the Michigan Lottery
April 5, 2011 State Lottery Releases Ruling Into Booster Club
February 25, 2011 Lucky Lines is New and Improved!


News 2010
Dec 13, 2010 Lottery Commissioner Names Charitable Gaming Deputy Commissioner
Dec 13, 2010 Megaplier Comes To Michigan!
Nov 29, 2010 State Smoking Ban Sees Lottery Sales Decline
Nov 23, 2010 Lottery Generated About $701 Million for the State's Public Schools Last Year
Nov 23, 2010 Player Wins Fantastic Prize with Lottery’s Second Chance Draw Promotion
Nov 16, 2010 Norton Shores Veteran Pictured on Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket
Nov 14, 2010 Michigan Man Wins Second-Chance AEROSMITH Lottery Prize
Oct 19, 2010 Privatization of State Lottery on the Table
Oct 19, 2010 House Bill Would Prevent People Who Receive Social Assistance From Winning The Lottery
Oct 12, 2010 Lottery Honours Michigan Military
Oct 5, 2010 Michigan Lottery Retailers to Offer All Games Beginning October 5!
September 2, 2010 50/50 Raffle is here!
August 25, 2010 'Pure Michigan' Could Be Funded By Keno Ads
August 23, 2010 Michigan Lottery Has Football Fever!
August 16, 2010 Public Smoking Ban Has a Negative Impact on Lottery Sales
July 28, 2010 President Obama Backs Michigan Lottery Chief for US Attorney
July 21, 2010 Red Hot Raffle Drawing Scheduled For September 1, Regardless Of How Many Tickets Have Been Sold
July 9, 2010 Lucky Day! 9-7-0 Gets Double-Draw in Michigan Daily 3

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