Under the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely Lottery Act, the Michigan Lottery started in 1972, when the 5-Cent Green Game had its first draw. Hermus Millsaps of Taylor, Michigan won the first $1 million prize on February 22, 1973. When he won, Mr. Millsaps was 53 years old, a native of Tennessee and worked at a Chrysler Automobile plant.
Over the years, the lottery has expanded to include numerous scratch-off games, and a variety of online game options and almost a dozen draw games including Daily 3 Numbers Midday, Daily 3 Numbers Evening, Daily 4 Midday, Daily 4 Numbers, Fantasy 5, Lotto 47, Keno, Poker Lotto, Powerball with the optional Powerplay, Mega Millions with the optional Megaplier and Lucky For Life,
Revenue for lottery games goes directly to the state's General Fund where it is divided into a variety of programs and initiatives for the state, including more than $23 billion for Michigan public schools.
Since the MI Lottery began in 1972, the lottery has contributed all agency profits to the State of Michigan School Aid Fund. In FY 2021, every twenty-eight cents on the dollar, directly benefited Michigan schools so when you play, the students win.
Here are the taxes withheld from winnings claimed by U.S. citizens or residents within the state of Michigan.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||4.25%|
If the winner is not a resident or citizen of the U.S., the lottery withholds a greater amount for taxes.
|Over $600||State Tax||4.25%|
If you're 18 years of age or older, you can play the following draw games:
· Daily 3.
· Daily 4.
· Fantasy 5.
· Lotto 47.
· Lucky for Life.
· Mega Millions.
· Poker Lotto.
Yes, you can buy your Michigan Lottery tickets online if you are 18 years of age or older and a resident of Michigan. While there are a handful of in-store only games, the MI Lottery offers more than 100 online-only options. You must register an account online via the official website and then deposit funds using a credit or debit card, bank transfer, online game card, or PayPal.
Once you create the account, you can find almost any game that suits your style of play, whether that includes the lowest prices, best odds, or highest win potential. You can also play several draw games online, including Fantasy 5, Lotto 47, Mega Millions, and Powerball, and sometimes the website offers promotions such as buy nine tickets, get one free.
Several in-store tickets also feature a barcode that you can scan to enter for prize drawings, and some second-chance tickets give you another chance on the website. As a bonus, every 24 hours you can spin a digital wheel for a random chance at a prize.
You can watch the televised drawing results on several channels, depending on their schedules: WBKB-TV 11, WDIV-TV 4, WNEM-TV 5, EWMT-TV, WLAJ-TV 53, WLUC-TV 6, WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8, WGN-TV, and WMKG-TV 40. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST):
You have 12 months from the date of the drawing to collect
You have several options when claiming your winnings. If you won $599 or less, you could claim your ticket at any Michigan Lottery retailer, visit one of the Lottery Claim Centers, or send the signed ticket to the following:
ATTN: Claim Center
101. E. Hillsdale
P.O. Box 30023
Lansing, MI 48909
If you won between $600 and $50,000, you could visit a lottery regional office, bank claim center, or participating secretary of state branch. At the branch, you must provide a valid photo ID and Social Security card so the payment can go directly to a valid bank account. You can also mail your payment to the Claim Center.
For prizes between $50,000 to $99,999.99, claim your ticket at the lottery headquarters in Lansing or a participating secretary of state branch. If you have won $100,000 or more, submit an online claim and visit the headquarters.
For online purchases, if you won $600 or less, the prize money is distributed back into your account. Prizes between $600 and $99,999.99 require you to submit an online claim, while prizes of over $100,000 state that you must submit an online claim and visit the Michigan Lottery headquarters.
Yes, prize money is considered taxable income. If you win more than $600, you will receive a W-2G form to complete with your yearly tax return. The Michigan Lottery also reports all lottery winnings of greater than $600 and up to and including $5,000 to the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.
For prizes greater than $5,000, the Michigan Lottery withholds an estimated 24% in federal taxes and 4.25% in state taxes. These tax amounts apply to Michigan and non-Michigan U.S. residents. If you are a non-U.S. citizen and win between $600 and $5,000, you are subject to 30% in federal taxes and 4.25% in state taxes.
Yes, you can remain anonymous. Michigan is one of the few states that allow winners to claim their winnings anonymously.
The state of Michigan uses the lottery proceeds to purchase benefits for students grades K-12 education, support local businesses and companies that employ Michigan residents. Michigan Lottery contributed over $1.419 billion to the state of Michigan School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2021.
There are a couple of ways to claim an online lottery prize. If you win a prize of $600 and below, the prize will automatically be deposited into your player’s wallet. For all online prizes of greater than $600, on instant games a prize notification will be presented at the time of the win.
For draw-based game prizes, you will get a notification when you log in for the first time after the applicable drawing. If your ticket is for multiple draws and wins multiple prizes, a notification will be presented every time a lottery player logs in after each “winning” drawing. For both online instant and draw-based game prizes, lottery players are given the opportunity to “Claim Prize” now or claim “Later”.
Unclaimed lottery prize money is placed into the state School Aid Fund, which goes toward K-12 education. Lottery prizes have to be claimed within one year of the drawing date.
Yes, there have some top jackpot winners. A Three Rivers woman named Julie Leach won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot by matching all of the winning numbers drawn in the Sept. 30 Powerball drawing: 21-39-40-55-59 and the Powerball, 17 and won the enormous jackpot. A Detroit woman also had a payout of $1 million from a Powerball prize by matching 5 numbers on the winning ticket.
The Michigan Lottery official website is Michiganlottery.com, you can find Michigan Lottery Results, winning numbers and more by creating your Michigan Lottery Account. The state of Michigan also has a lottery APP where you can download on Google Play or the Apple store.
If the club wins a prize, the lottery winnings get divided among the club members. It is up to the lottery club to determine its rules of operation, including the distribution of prize money to members. Lottery clubs must submit a completed Substitute 5754 form to claim a prize.
EZmatch allows lottery players to enter in for your chance to win up to $500 instantly. Match any of your EZmatch numbers with any of your Fantasy 5 numbers, and win the amount shown next to the EZmatch number instantly.
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