Michigan Online Lottery Guide

 

Since legalization of the Michigan online lottery just a few years ago, the various games currently generate more than $1 billion annually for the citizens of the state.

Proceeds from the lottery (offline and online) go to help fund public education in Michigan. According to MichiganLottery.com, lottery funding last year worked out to over $700 for each student enrolled in K-12. 

Since 1972, more than $23 billion has been generated for Michigan education via the lottery.

In 2014, the state legalized online lottery games, which includes lottery tickets, lottery-style games, and online scratch-off contests. These games are regulated by the Office of the Michigan Lottery.

Types Of Online Lottery Games In Michigan

These are some of the most popular online lottery games in Michigan:

Instant Win

With Instant Win games, players test their luck on one of more than 100 games available at MichiganLottery.com. Some of these games include Keno, Lucky 7s, Wheel of Fortune, Blackjack Doubler, and more. These games are playable on a smartphone or computer from your home. 

Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

Players can play online scratch-off games such as Cashword and Pot O’ Gold in Michigan at MichiganLottery.com. The state of Michigan offers dozens of online scratch-off style games at the site. These games can be played on a smartphone (Android and iPhone versions are available), desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. Please see the official state website for details on system requirements.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game offered in 45 states in the United States, including Michigan. It’s a rollover game, with pots frequently reaching several millions of dollars.

Powerball

This multi-state game offers huge payouts because it attracts millions of players from across the United States. Players must match a minimum of three balls to win, or five balls to potentially win a grand prize. 

How to Play Mega Millions Online

You can utilize the Jackpocket mobile app to purchase tickets for Mega Millions in Michigan. 

Mega Millions drawings take place twice a week. Winnings can be withdrawn immediately after the drawing and can be accessed via ACH/eCheck, PayPal, and direct bank transfer. Consult the MegaMillions game rules for details.

How to Play Powerball Online

Like Mega Millions, Powerball drawings occur twice each week, giving you two ways to win. If you win up to $600 in Powerball, your winnings are automatically delivered electronically, via an ECheck, PayPal, or bank transfer. Winnings over $600 will be paid out securely by Powerball, who will contact you with details. 

How Can I Purchase Lottery Tickets Online In Michigan?

Lottery tickets can only be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com

Users must be at least 18 years of age, and you’ll need to submit to an online age verification process.

To purchase lottery tickets online in Michigan you will need to create an account at MichiganLottery.com 

How Do I Deposit And Redeem Online Lottery Tickets?

The only way to redeem online lottery ticket winnings in Michigan is into your online account at MichiganLottery.com.

The state of Michigan will assess taxes on winnings before depositing those winnings into your online account. You may withdraw your winnings at any time. Bank transfers are the quickest way to receive your winnings from online lottery in Michigan. 

Is It Safe To Purchase Lottery Tickets Online In Michigan? 

Yes, it is safe. But consumers should be wary of fraudulent sites pretending to be associated with legalized online lottery gaming in Michigan. The State of Michigan website for purchasing online lottery tickets and playing instant win games is MichiganLottery.com

Please note that Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania are currently the only states in which an official online lottery is legal. Any other outlet offering online lottery ticket sales is doing so illegally. 

Online lottery purchases for Michigan games must be done within state borders at the time of purchase. 

Online Lottery In Michigan FAQ

How old do I need to be to purchase lottery tickets online in Michigan?

You must be 18 years old to purchase lottery tickets online in Michigan. You must be 21 years old for other types of gambling in Michigan including online casinos and online sportsbooks

To register for an online lottery account, a user must pass an identity verification process.

Does the Michigan lottery offer lottery ticket subscriptions?

No, at this time there is no lottery ticket subscription available in Michigan. 

Can I buy Mega Millions tickets online in Michigan?

Yes, Mega Millions tickets can be purchased at michiganlottery.com

Can I buy Powerball tickets online in Michigan?

Yes, Powerball tickets can be purchased at michiganlottery.com 

What Instant Win games are available in Michigan? 

Currently, there are more than 200 games available on MichiganLottery.com that offer instant winnings. Or you can download the Michigan Lottery app for your Android device, iPhone, or tablet. 

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