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Michigan Lottery

The Michigan Lottery has come a long way since it all started with a Green Ticket game in 1972. Today you can play a large array of lottery draw games along with numerous Pull Tabs and Scratch Off Games, not to mention a variety of Keno options.

You’ll need to be at least 18 years old to play the Michigan Lottery.

The state prides themselves on reinvesting 95% of money raised in ticket sales back into the state, either through player prizes or good causes like the School Aid Fund.

Michigan Lottery Drawing Times

Lotteries are played every day in Michigan, so to avoid missing out on a chance to win, use the schedule below to check when the drawings are for your favorite game, plus what time ticket sales close.

MI Lottery Drawing Times

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:45 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:04 PM
Lotto 47 Wednesday & Saturday 7:29 PM 7:08 PM
Fantasy 5 Daily 7:29 PM 7:08 PM
Daily 4 Daily 12:59 PM & 7:29 PM 12:39 PM & 7:08 PM
Daily 3 Daily 12:59 PM & 7:29 PM 12:39 PM & 7:08 PM
Keno Daily 7:29 PM 7:08 PM
*Times are shown in ET.

Promo Codes

The Michigan State lottery is available to play online for those resident in the state of Michigan and aged 18+. In common with other operators, the MI Lottery has a promo code which will afford you certain freebies, like the chance to win $500,000 with no deposit required. See here for more details.

How to Claim Michigan Lottery Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Michigan. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

You have one year from the date of the draw to claim a prize. Any prizes left unclaimed after this time will be distributed according to state lottery regulations.

If you’ve won a prize on the Michigan Lottery, congratulations! Once you’re ready to claim your prize, read on to find out how. Depending on the size of the prize, you will be able to do this at authorized retailers, by mail, or by visiting one of the Michigan State Lottery offices in person.

If you’ve won a Michigan Lottery prize worth less than $600 you can claim the winnings at any authorized retailer in the state. Simply take your ticket to the retailer, who will validate the win and pay out your prize. Please note that retailers are not legally obliged to pay out lottery prizes, and if they do not hold enough cash on-site, you may not be able to redeem your prize.

All prizes up to $50,000 may be claimed by mail or at a Lottery office.

Claim a prize by mail

Redeem your prize of up to $50,000 by mailing the following documents to the Lottery::

  1. Signed winning ticket
  2. Completed winner claim form
  3. Copy of your Social Security card
  4. Copy of a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license)

Michigan Lottery
Attn: Claim Center
101 E. Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909

Claim a prize at a Lottery office

Prizes up to $50,000 can also be claimed at any of the regional Michigan Lottery offices. The offices offer “walk-in” appointments, but to save time, it is advisable to call in advance to make an appointment. Please see below for the contact details of each office.

Cadillac Place
3060 W. Grand Boulevard
Suite L-600
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-4040
Fax: 313-456-4045

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45AM – 4:45PM Eastern Time

Grand Rapids
3391-B Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-364-3372
Fax: 616-364-5421

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45AM – 4:45PM Eastern Time

Jerome T. Hart State Office Building
411 E. Genesee Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607
Phone: 989-758-1670
Fax: 989-758-1881

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 4:50PM Eastern Time

101 E. Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-5756
Fax: 517-335-5644

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:45AM – 4:45PM Eastern Time

Alternatively, prizes can also be claimed from one of a number of partner bank claim centers across the state of Michigan.

Prizes over $50,000

Any prizes over $50,000 need to be claimed in person at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing (address above). To claim a win, players must produce the winning ticket, along with a valid government-issue photo ID and Social Security card.

History of the Michigan Lottery

A state lottery has existed in Michigan since 1972. Here are some key events that have taken place since the launch date:

  • The first weekly lottery tickets in Michigan went on sale on November 13th 1972, for the 50-cent Green Game. The first draw took place on November 24th
  • Instant win tickets first went on sale in Michigan in 1975
  • The state’s first terminal-based game, Daily 3, was introduced in 1977. The game is still running over forty years later
  • Daily 4 was added in October 1981
  • Michigan Lotto began in in August 1984 and proved very popular. The game’s first-week sales of $3.1 million set a national record
  • Michigan became one of the founding participants in a new cross-state lottery called The Big Game, alongside Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The first draw took place in September 1996
  • The Big Game was rebranded as Mega Millions in May 2002
  • A new game called Fantasy 5 was introduced in September 2004, replacing another match-5 terminal game called Rolldown
  • Lotto 47 was introduced a year later in 2005, in place of another outgoing game, called Windfall
  • Michigan’s biggest Mega Millions jackpot was awarded to Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron, when they won $208 million, choosing to take a lump sum payment of $124 million
  • Michigan was a relative latecomer to the national Powerball lottery, only joining in January 2010
  • In April 2014, EZmatch was launched as an instant-win add-on to Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5
  • The largest lottery jackpot in Michigan history was won by Donald Lawson in August 2012, when he won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. He decided to take the lump sum option and received $224 million
  • The first online lottery playable in Michigan launched in November 2014. The state was one of only three to offer online lottery games at the time
  • From February 2016, players could purchase tickets online for the most popular lottery games, including Mega Millions and Powerball
  • Double Play draws were added to both Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 from January 2019. An extra draw was held after each edition of the main game, with non-jackpot prizes doubled.

News and information about the Michigan Lottery including a drawing schedule, which games are played in Michigan and how to claim prizes. Play Online.

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Michigan Lottery

The Michigan Bureau of State Lottery promulgates rules governing lottery games, and oversees the issuing of the lottery, bingo and charitable gaming licenses. It has existed since the lottery began in Michigan in 1972, and is currently led by Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. The Michigan Lottery is one of the most successful lotteries in the country. The Lottery reported annual sales of $2.34 billion in fiscal year 2011, and generated $727.3 million in net revenue for the state School Aid Fund, which supports public education programs. In 2003, under Commissioner Peters, the Lottery introduced Club Keno and Pull Tabs games to be played at Michigan Class C bars and restaurants.

Michigan Lottery Bureau

  • Commissioner
  • Chief Deputy Commissioner
  • Deputy Commissioner of Operations
  • Deputy Commissioner of Charitable Gaming
  • Deputy Commissioner of Administration
  • Deputy Commissioner of Marketing
  • Deptuty Commissioner of Sales
  • M. Scott Bowen
  • Thomas Petersen
  • Connie Roblee
  • Kathie Oviedo
  • Katherine C. Clinton
  • Thomas Weber
  • Terry Bunting

Contact Information:

Office Address:
Bureau of State Lottery
101 East Hillsdale Street
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: 517.335.5600
Fax: 517.335.5644
Email: [email protected]

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