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Michigan State Lottery
Address: P.O. Box 30023
101 East Hillsdale Lansing, Michigan 48909
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 2015:
Sales FY 2016:
Sales Per Capita: $231.3
Number of Employees: 161
Retailers: 10,737
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
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 Archive
March 11, 2021 Michigan Legacy Credit Union Turns Off Members’ Credit/Debit Cards to Online Betting
March 24, 2021 Michigan Lottery Contributes Record $1.179 Billion to Michigan Schools in 2020
February 13, 2021 Michigan Lawmaker Wants to Let Big Lottery Winners Claim Prizes Anonymously
January 25, 2021 Michigan Mega Millions Ticket Wins $1.05 Billion Jackpot
November 16, 2020 Michigan Lottery Offering Online Draw Game Subscriptions Feature
September 25, 2020 Michigan Lottery Players Need Identification to Claim Prizes more Than $600
August 19, 2020 Michigan Lottery’s New Bonus Promotion Gives Players Who Purchase an Online Game Card a Bonus Free Play
August 17, 2020 Nominations Encouraged for Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education Awards to Honor Outstanding Educators
November 29, 2019 Michigan Lottery’s Get Your Gifts Giveaway Offers Online Players Chance to Win $20,000
April 1, 2019 Instant Tickets Help Drive Record Performance for Michigan Lottery in 2018
January 30, 2019 Michigan Lottery Launches Endzone Payout
January 28, 2019 Bill Filed to Make Lottery Winners Anonymous

News Archive for CY2018
December 30, 2018 Michigan Lottery Changing Winner ID Requirements in 2019
October 17, 2018 Michigan Lottery Awards Neopollard Interactive iLottery Contract Extension
August 3, 2018 New Michigan Lottery $2,000,000 Jackpot Instant Game Offers Players Chances to Win up to $2 Million
July 31, 2018 IGT Receives 10-Year Contract Extension from the Michigan Lottery
March 26, 2018 Brian O’Neill Appointed as Michigan Lottery Commissioner Following Nesbitt Resignation
March 22, 2018 Michigan's Lottery Director Resigns
March 1, 2018 Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Speedway to Give Players a Chance to win Free Fuel for a Year
January 9, 2018 Michigan Lottery Launch Affiliate Program with Income Access

News Archive for CY2017
November 18, 2017 Michigan Lottery Cracks Down on Retailers Gaming the System
November 3, 2017 Lottery Lowdown: Inside the Scratch-Off Industry
September 24, 2017 Lotteries Go Online:'s CEO Talks about Changing the Lottery Industry without Disrupting It
September 18, 2017 First Time in History: Michigan Lottery Daily 4 Numbers Are 0-0-0-0
September 11, 2017 Michigan Lottery Launching New Rewards Program in 2018
June 30, 2017 Michigan Lottery Gives Players Chance to Win $1 Billion with New GOLDEN TICKET™ Instant Game
March 25, 2017 Orange You Ready? — Lottery Contest Kicks-Off April 1
March 24, 2017 Michigan Lottery Players Can Score Big with Home Run Riches
February 22, 2017 Secretary of State Offices to Handle Winning Lottery Tickets
February 17, 2017 Governor Appoints New Michigan Lottery Commissioner
February 9, 2017 Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Charity Gambling Events

News Archive for CY2016
November 21, 2016 Michigan Lottery Reports Record $889M Contributed to School Aid Fund
October 31, 2016 Holiday-Themed Games from Michigan Lottery Offer Chances to Stuff Stockings and Pockets with Cash
October 7, 2016 Michigan Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen Stepping Down After Nine Years of Service
October 4, 2016 Instant Win Gaming Completes First RGS Integration Onto a US Lottery with Michigan Lottery
August 20, 2016 Michigan Lottery Buys Naming Rights to Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
May 9, 2016 Michigan Lottery’s New Instant Scratch Family Is A Hit
April 29, 2016 Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Wesco to Offer Wesco Rewards Members Gas Rewards
April 16, 2016 Michigan Senator Introduces Bill to Create Lawful Internet Gaming
April 16, 2016 Michigan Lottery Teams with PayPal for Online Payments
April 1, 2016 Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Speedway to Give Players a Chance to Win Free Fuel for a Year
March 7, 2016 IGT Sign Four-Year Contract Extension with the Michigan Lottery to Continue Offering Lottery Products and Services through January 19, 2021
February 12, 2016 Michigan Lottery Contributes Record $795.5 million to School Aid Fund in 2015
February 8, 2016 Michigan Lottery Teams Up With Neopollard Interactive To Launch Online Draw Games Option For Players
February 4, 2016 Michigan Lottery Plans Super Bowl Ad to Promote Online Games


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