Michigan (MI) Lottery General Information
1972, Amendment to the Michigan Constitution to allow a state-run lottery, 73% yes vote.
Enriching the lives of the residents and schools of the Great Lakes State, the Michigan Lottery
is a ticket-based, state-run lottery operation. At state-sanctioned retail locations, the public can purchase instant-win
scratch tickets or tickets for drawings potentially worth millions.
About 90% 0f the money collected from these sales is given as prizes or to the State School Aid Fund. Since its inception
in 1973, the Michigan Lottery has contributed nearly $8 billion to schools and awarded about $10 billion in prizes.
Michigan collaborates with Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia in a six-state lottery called the Big
Game, now Mega Millions.