The Michigan Lottery came into existence with the Green Ticket game on November 13, 1972. The first $1 million lottery prize was won by Hermus Millsaps of Taylor, Michigan on February 22, 1973. Daily 3 was introduced with other Terminal based games which commenced on June 6, 1977. Following Daily 3, Daily 4 lottery was introduced in 1981. On August 13, 1984, the first “Michigan Lotto” was introduced by the lottery. Following them, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 joined the club in 2002 and 2004 respectively. In 2019, the Michigan Lottery introduced the Double Play draws for both Fantasy 5 and Lotto 47, where-in an extra draw is held after each main game-draw and non-jackpot prizes are doubled.
Lotto 47 was introduced on May 15, 2005, replacing a lottery game called Winfall. The revenue generated from the sale of lottery tickets is transferred to the State General Fund, which is further divided among a variety of programs and initiatives of the State.
Since its establishment, the Michigan Lottery has donated more than $20 billion to the School Aid Fund to back K-12 education. The lottery also puts in every effort to lift local businesses and support companies that employ the people of Michigan.
Winning with us is not just anything, it’s everything for us!
The Michigan Lottery began when the Green Ticket game started on November 13, 1972. The first The Big Game which is now known as Mega Millions ticket was sold on August 31, 1996. Ever since then, the Michigan Lottery has donated more than $20.7 billion to the School Aid Fund.
On March 25, 2018, Brian O. Neill was appointed tenth Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery. The Michigan Lottery mission is to maximize the net revenues to supplement state education programs. The commission also focuses on operating all games and bureau functions with nothing less than total integrity.
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Michigan School Aid Fund (K-12 Education)
101 E. Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909