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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: $2,771,928,317
Sales Per Capita: $231.3
Number of Employees: 161
Retailers: 10,747
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 for CY2017
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

News Archive for CY2015
December 10, 2015 Michigan Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Charity Poker
December 7, 2015 Michigan Lottery Launch Pollard Banknote's New Power Bingo WebPlay® Interactive Game Guaranteed to Call Out the Word S-A-L-E-S!
November 5, 2015 NEOPOLLARD INTERACTIVE and Michigan Lottery Achieve ICAP Certification
September 25, 2015 Michigan Lottery Teaming up with National Guard to Help Veterans
September 9, 2015 Michigan Lottery Veteran's Day 50/50 Raffle Offers Jackpot, Aid to Local Veterans
September 1, 2015 Club Keno Doubler Days Give Players a Chance to Double Their Prizes
August 31, 2015 State Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Considers Shutting Down Lottery's Online Gaming Operations
August 25, 2015 7 Michigan Lottery Players Headed to Las Vegas for Chance at $1 Million
August 8, 2015 $1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Expires; Prize Goes to State School Aid Fund
July 23, 2015 Authoritative Industry Publication Recognizes Michigan Lottery for its Responsible Gaming Efforts
June 11, 2015 Michigan Lottery Joins the Fun This Weekend at the Michigan International Speedway
June 9, 2015 Two Lucky Players Club Members Win V.I.P Experience for NASCAR Weekend from Michigan Lottery
May 4, 2015 Michigan Lottery Players Club Celebrates Five Years of Winning Moments in May
April 2, 2015 Cash For Life: New Instant Games Feature Largest ‘For Life’ Prizes Ever
March 31, 2015 Michigan Lottery Expands Players Club to Include Online Games
March 18, 2015 Neopollard Interactive Congratulates The Michigan Lottery On Successful Launch Of Online Games
February 14, 2015 Let’s Play Giveaway Gives Michigan Lottery Players a Chance at Technology Shopping Spree
February 10, 2015 Bids to be sought from Private Companies for Management of the State Lottery
January 30, 2015 Lottery Numbers See Double

News Archive for CY2014
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


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