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Michigan Lottery starts two big new games

Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Michigan Lottery starts two big new games

After starting its latest raffle game last week — with a $2 million top prize — the Michigan Lottery will introduce a new instant win game next week awarding eleven ticket holders $1 million each.

The $10 tickets for the "Million Dollar Madness" go on sale on Aug. 29.

The Lottery Commission announced Wednesday it will print 4.5 million tickets for the new game, with one million of the tickets offering prize awards ranging from $10 to $1 million.

The lottery's latest raffle game is only the third of the past eight raffles to be called a "Super Raffle", owing to its top prize of $2 million and larger pot of smaller prizes — and its sizable $50 ticket price.

(The first 50,000 tickets printed — which have already sold out — were sold at a discounted price of $45 each.)

A total of 250,000 tickets are available for the raffle.  They went on sale beginning Monday, August 11, 2008, at all Lottery terminals across the state.

Michigan raffle tickets historically sell out before the drawing date.

During a single drawing on Monday, October 6, 14,022 tickets will be randomly selected to win prizes ranging from $100 to $2,000,000.  There will be two winners of the top prize.

To win a raffle prize, a ticket must match all the numbers of the raffle number drawn, in exact order.

The winning numbers for every prize level will be posted on the Michigan Lottery Results page at the Lottery Post web site (www.lotterypost.com/results/mi) by the following morning.

Prizes must be claimed within one year of draw date.

As of this writing, the Michigan Lottery has sold 53,803 of the 250,000 Super Raffle tickets available for purchase.

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Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
United States
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May 31, 2000
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Posted: August 21, 2008, 9:52 am - IP Logged

October 6th will be a busy day for raffles, as the Arizona Lottery is holding its next raffle drawing on the same date.

You can see both raffle announcements on the Event Calendar: www.lotterypost.com/calendar.aspx?d=10/6/2008

Please feel free to send me any other upcoming events for inclusion on the Event Calendar. 

Typical entries include new games, special drawings, and other major happenings with the lottery.

Here is the submission form for suggested Event Calendar entries:  www.lotterypost.com/contact.aspx?topic=siteCalendarsuggest


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    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
    Atlantic Mine, Michigan
    United States
    Member #416
    June 23, 2002
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    Posted: August 21, 2008, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    I wonder if the instant game is going to be just like the $40,000,000 spectacular they just sold the last top prize on.  That game had 10 $1m prizes.  One thing I don't like is that any prize $1M or higher is usually annuitized. 


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      White Lake,Mi
      United States
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      May 12, 2003
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      Posted: August 21, 2008, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

      by the way brad...that $2 mill prize is annuitized !!!!!!!!!!  but you can take a cash payout of 1.3.............


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        Marquette, MI
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        Posted: August 21, 2008, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder if the instant game is going to be just like the $40,000,000 spectacular they just sold the last top prize on.  That game had 10 $1m prizes.  One thing I don't like is that any prize $1M or higher is usually annuitized. 


        There was an article in a Detroit paper yesterday.  The Mich Commish was complaining about what the Economy was doing to lottery sales and said that the bright spot was Keno.  Getting back to the point, he also mentioned the new $10 scratcher.


        As far as the raffle goes the disappointing thing about this one is they decided to lower the number of big prizes.  There used to be 25 $100,000 prizes and now there are only 20.  With few enough big prizes out there already, now there are even fewer.Roll Eyes

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          August 28, 2008
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          Posted: September 7, 2008, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

          Is it me or did anyone pay attention to where all the big winners are going.

          Remember we are the decisions that we make, please take the time to educate.Stooges