MichiganLottery.com

MichiganLottery.com

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  1. There is no difference between throwing away your hard earned money vs playing the lottery. Do not waste money on this dirty scam, you end up losing money all the time.

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  2. A complete rip off. Never win. All they do is steal your money legally. I will never play this game again. Every time I play they slowly take your money. I don’t know how they expect to keep customers.

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  3. This site takes forever to load then tells me I’m not In Michigan then when I do get on the site it don’t let me win anything

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  4. Their win loss ratio is worst than a Las Vegas casino. I will not advise anyone to play on their site let alone their scratch tickets. What a scam. They have got my last dollar Rather give it to casino, at least they will feed you and give you free rooms, airplane rides, etc. don’t waste your $$$$$ Mich lottery

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  5. This is a complete scam my husband and I both have accounts their free spin dang near matches daily giving no wins. There games payout is bull crap and what schools do they support? We damn near close downs a school or two a year in Grand Rapids! Never won anything amazing ever!! A couple dollars here and there. Not even enough for lunch money!

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    • Our schools in Algonac merged and they closed a few but I agree I remember reading somewhere that only 7 percent of the earnings in the lottery go to schools I wouldn’t be shocked that schools can cut budgets too because I’ve seen it happen when I use to go to school years ago.

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  6. It’s happened twice to me now. Playing Ultimate wizard, won five dollars and they didn’t add it to my funds. Have prof because I took picture. I’m done playing these games online. If they can’t have their system working properly and honestly I don’t need to play.

    The legislator of Michigan needs to pass a law that any computer controlled gaming system is illegal. Fantasy 5 and Michigan 47 as well as all other games should not be picked from computers. They should have the balls in the machine and randomly picked. Computer programing can be easily manipulated in the result of numbers. I personally don’t trust the Michigan lottery system. No, I am not an addicted gambler who has not won, and mad haven’t, but only play limited times.

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  7. ACK-POOEY. Fantasy 5 and the Lotto 47 should be drawn each day. Just throwing numbers up each day shows NO transparency.

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  8. After playing with the Keno Instant Multiplier game in demo mode for a very long time, I have direct evidence that it is rigged. Club Keno is almost identical but I’ve found it to not be rigged. Though, even club keno has worse odds than Vegas table games or the Michigan 3 or 4 digit lottery. (When I say odds, I’m talking about chance or winning and payoff both taken into consideration.)
    With the online version or keno, I played a two spot game over a thousand times. All the while, I watched a different pair of numbers that I wasn’t betting on. I noticed the pair of numbers I watched but didn’t play actually hit MANY times more often.
    Michigan is making it look like Club Keno but it’s really like a scratch off ticket… with bottom-of-the-barrel odds.
    Even with a possible multiplier being free vs. paying an extra $1 in club keno, Keno Instant Multiplier is NOT worth it!

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  9. Odds are….it’s a scam like everyone is saying. Don’t play online. If you’re going to throw your money away, buy the tickets in the stores because anything done with computers can be and usually is rigged. Online, they sucker you in by giving you a few decent winners in the beginning, but after a few decent wins, you’ll play forever without ever breaking even again, let alone win anything. Just a little side tip, the lottery is connected to ‘education’ funding, so like your taxes, they’re going to rip you off as much as they can get away with it.

    I also think it is a waste of money to buy the big tickets like Powerball or Megamillions, because, as was mentioned before, Michigan residents rarely hit and when they do, it is always some BFE town you’ve never heard of.

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    • All gambling is left to a computer. But agreed, people shouldn’t throw their money away. The world needs more intelligence doesn’t matter if it’s just for fun gambling is still gambling and it’s stupid how it works.

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  10. I’ve played the lottery faithfully since the beginning and have never won a thing. I’ve lost so much money. The Michigan Lottery need to be investigated, you are not right. The people you give the big jackpots to are in small towns/cities that I’ve never heard of, and I strongly doubt they are as supportive. I play daily, 3 and 4 mid day and eve, Fantasy 5, Keno, and Poker Lotto. I play the Classic 47, Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lucky for Life, weekly. It is time I try my luck at the Casino. No more playing the MSL. So disappointed with how you’ve cheated so many of us.

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    • Someone needs to start an investigation into Michigan lottery unfair gaming practices… I understand you’re not meant to constantly win….but buying 10 30 dollar losing scratch tickets just about every store you goto is not bad luck…
      It’s a huge scam

      ..then if by some miracle you get one winner out of ten guaranteed its a $30 winner…same payout as a dollar ticket winner ….anyone who works for Michigan lottery is pathetic trash themselves knowing full well you’re ripping off the public

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      • Danny, I also agree all gambling when you look at it from real money experience is rigged these companies say we’re not responsible for your gambling problems as a disclaimer that they can’t be sued but I don’t think so when they’re the reason people lose their money over rigged odds. The last time I gambled I broke even and won 144 dollars, three months ago I stopped gambling and even to this day I’m glad I did because since then I never see anybody else win and even the numbers I played never came in. I’ll be honest all gambling should be treated like a boycott, never gamble because you can spend your money off amazon and eBay or etc and get something you want. People gamble to try to make more money but really people should just find other ways to there are endless and infinite ways to make money.

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    • Lela you’re not wrong as I type this I’m sitting here playing numbers next to each other and they always pick the numbers right next towards the ones I play the Michigan lottery is a scam now how these nameless winners that win millions I wanna know their names too. Honestly I’d recommend just never give it to the lottery all of us should just busy stuff on amazon etc… at least we’re getting something we want.

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  11. 100% proof the game is rigged. You can check your tickets just as kicker screen comes up before and see if you already won that round 100% proof they know the numbers before the game starts.

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  12. Website issue so I could not play they said you don’t live in Michigan. Account was shit off and then I asked did someone win that game? Answer “I don’t know”? So insider deals I’m almost wondering. All of you never win I think it says a lot in here when thousands gave one gentleman. Said and won 100. That’s a big amount going to somewhere else. Lottery was for residence not “the damn roads”. Where is $$ for schools. They get worse and worse and we pay for more supplies. It’s public school supplies were always covered now we pay and lottery gone? I can’t wait until the swamp is gone. Haha haha

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    • My name is Travis and I live in Marine City Michigan right next to Alongac and I’ll tell you this, I’ve seen more people play this game and lost because they’re always playing the same numbers and those numbers never come up in pairs unless they’re not playing those numbers then the game picks them. I’ve believed for the longest time the numbers are rigged because before the game begins you can scan a ticket just as kicker screen shows up and the results are already in, I’ve seen them even pick all the numbers next to the ones people pick while they’re playing and it won’t give them anything in return it’s not random it’s rigged.

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  13. I agree with those people played any games online, entries, points, and push us said oh you have won what is the price was there and now lost? if the winner should have got the mail in a private way instead of the online transaction. I have been playing for 15 years only up to 100 dollar total by coupons winner go to the store playing any games. was not pleased yes waste our lifetime and time go fast also my question is why the school keeping closed in Michigan should be providing education should help the school system keep open but where the money going, lot of money people keeping play a games tickets I keep looking wow lot of $30, $20,$10 and $5 lot of losing; felt bad about this is kind of playing games with all players who have repeat lost and depression. that is kind of sad. but some are winner well congratulations to them but what about online? I do do not like the demo game kind of fool to you. thank you Michigan

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  14. Michigan lottery online used to actually give people legit prizes by using points to buy free play, get gift cards (Starbucks, gas, bunch of other ones) and cool things online if you didn’t win. NOW? YOU GET ENTRIES! This way the lottery gets to keep your money when you lose and instead of actually getting something decent you get a bunch of ENTRIES! In other words you get nothing my friends! They keep getting cheaper and cheaper, games are buggy. I’ve won on the site many times but put way more than actually cashed out. This site needs to give more to the people gambling instead of safe guarding themselves using SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN. The entries are bullshit! Get a different dynamic and take the entries off the damn DAILY SPIN its a waste of FU****G TIME. Michigan Lottery is selfish and will suck your soul, but don’t worry you get ENTRIES AT LEAST!

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    • Ya Michigan lottery has turned into real lowlife scam artists trash…. I buy $20 $30 scratch tickets all the time….constantly 7-10 losers in a row…$20 tickets 10-15losers in a row…..only 20 tickets in a 30 pack…$20 tickets come 30 in a pack now lol….when we catch onto theyre scheme they give you a gambling addiction number….ya that’s why there are 10 15 losers in a row …its because we have a gambling problem….online sites the biggest scam of all

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  15. Rigged, always picks the numbers right next to ones everybody plays.

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  16. Michigan lottery sent me texts, and emails about their new Wheel of Fortune game this week and when you try to enter the tickets online it won’t let you saying they are invalid. Do these incompetent dolts even check that things work before they sell the tickets? Where did they get their coders from, some 3rd world country where English is a 4th language????

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    • I know it seems all they care about is the money aspect of it instead of committing fraud.

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      • They also seem to not wanna put the money back into the business they’re pushing out so it does prove they’re committing a lot of fraud and the money just back into the states pocket because they’re cutting the school and road budgets

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  17. I v been playing for many years now, lost thousands, with the biggest win I ever had was $100. Shame on them and me for giving them my money. They have this daily spin to win game and has 3 slices on a circle, 1 Online free play, 2 On the store, 3 Entries for a “bogus drawing once a month, even though the odds are 1:3 for each slice I v only gotten bogus entries for a few months now playing every day (thank god its a free spin daily). There no way 1:3 chances comes out as 1 to a million instead if it was not just a SCAM.

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    • Couldn’t agree more I walked into many bars and I see nothing but people losing money because the damn machines rigged the number drawings. Never give the state money for gambling honestly it’s like I tell my girlfriend, if you wanna throw your money at something buy something that’ll make you happy at least it’s something you would want.

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  18. I have learned the only way to win large amounts are to bet large amounts. I won $6800.00 alone in one day but I have my games and I can tell when they start to hit then they will for a bit but then it will be a long time before they change and hit more. I think for me it’s that any win over $1000.00 is held and then even if you go to put into your bank account it’s so long then you end up hitting cancel on the withdrawal. One time my first big win I actually had $1780.00 make it to my account the other big wins I managed to slowly pull back out my withdrawals heading to my bank account because they will for days and days say I am at my deposit limit and I wasn’t. I feel like they make it slow and it’s easier for let you cancel withdrawals and any win over $1000.00 is checked for a day. I kinda of think that’s true that you do win more when you first start. Then you don’t win as much. Interested if you close your account reopen a new one of your good luck would return.

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    • Yes, I agree you have to bet big to win big I want a $20 jackpot 4 $770 but since then I have not won anything and believe me that 700 is long gone. Keno is rigged too.

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      • I also agree it seems what a lot of people miss with club keno for example is only when a lot of people are playing does it seem to be more fair that you might win something I still wouldn’t recommend playing huge amounts of money in a short time because the machines will just pick the numbers next to the numbers you pick. I’ve also noticed you can check your tickets just as the kicker comes up and tell if you already won. I have a friend named billy I run into every now and again he once said with fast cash if the machine doesn’t beep as the ticket is printing out you won something it’s strange but my point is these games aren’t random they have rigged/fixed ratios the games go off. Just spend your money on amazon eBay etc…. at least you can get something you want.

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  19. What a bunch a shams. I can give my money online but when or if I ever win good luck getting your money back. I tried and failed so I just played out my winnings and lost everything as always. thanks for the fun that is not there. I lost over 50 times in a row. you just suck

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  20. Fast cash is the biggest scam of them all

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    • Exactly you have better odds with 20 draws of a four spot than 1 fast cash that’s 20 dollars.

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  21. I agree that Michigan lottery sucks.. I been playing for awhile and tonight realized how much of a rip off it truly is. I literally played over 200.00 on the same scratch off.. I literally got no winners from mid roll all the way to end of the roll.. I have never ever seen that.. it was what I needed to finally rid myself of the lottery spell.. I will not give the state my hard earned money anymore!!

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  22. I’m a clerk at a gas station 2 years now, selling millions of dollars in Lottery tickets and online games. One time, that’s ONCE IN TWO YEARS, have I seen someone win $1,000. And before that happened a week ago I’d only seen up to a hundred… and that’s only been four or five times in TWO YEARS. I’ve spent probably 5,000$ since I started and have won $100 once. I’ve seen up to 10 twenty dollar tickets in a row all loose repeatedly on all different tickets. We all need to start our private Lottery so the money isn’t pocketed by the state.

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  23. I won’t lie, I’ve been playing for years. I can offer some advice that might be able to change the way you play these games. Pick numbers next to each other and try to pick numbers they don’t always pick after a certain amount of draws. Don’t play more than a four spot.

    But now for the negatives of why I’ve stopped playing this game a lot more than I use too. As a programmer a lot of people seem to ask why the numbers seem to be all over the place and why they always seem to land right next to the ones you get but not always hitting yours, or to make it more confusing they hit numbers you need but just enough it’s still zero dollars, example, you hit 3 numbers out of 8 instead of 4 out of 8. I’ve learned within the time I’ve played this game that computer style lotto games ARE NOT RANDOM, I REPEAT ARE NOT RANDOM. When another round starts after 2 minutes and 18 seconds the game already knows what numbers are going to come up, this means the odds are fixed and unless you know what numbers everybody else is likely to pick and say you pick the opposite you’d have a better chance of making money when nobody else is hitting. To further the ratio of odds even further is what numbers they decide to pick next. The game at the end of the month is going to pick all 80 numbers the same, however it will take a different path to achieve these it’s goal of collecting money for the state and avoid paying out huge amounts, for big time winners it’s debatable that these are decided ahead of time. In other words, you might as well just spend your money on gambling on something else you’re more likely to use and be happy with.

    I highly advise if you’re going to gamble you do it wisely. Write down all the numbers and think about it as you go.

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  24. Very close to a scam. I can write all day on horrible details but stay away from it. with literally hundreds of different scratch ticket, online and draw games in a year they release there should be a millionaire made every day ( considering people buy billions of $$ a year ) but there is maybe one person 1 ten years that win more than a mill. also less then 1% of their money collection goes towards schooling our kids.

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  25. I’m not a big time gambler, but two times now I went to make a deposit via Paypal and it took two transactions for the same amount. Once it was for only 10 dollars and yesterday it was 25.00. I’m calling paypay to find out and report this transaction. It’s not that much money, but it’s the point if you didn’t authorize this they shouldn’t take the money. I’m done with this website. Michigan lottery will let you win small amounts for a certain time after deposit, but will eat away at your winnings. I don’t think they are paying back players a certain percentage they take in. I also believe they are claiming people won large amounts, but haven’t. No way for me to prove this. I’m done.

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  26. Totally rigged, the only game I USE to play club keno. Till extra draw, played 8 spot easy picks 11 tickets for 10 draws not 1 number? MSL lottery response, don’t play anymore

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  27. Since the lottery began, I have played and enjoyed never winning anymore than I lost on scratch offs, until 5 years ago. Here are the totals over the last five years. 5 of us in a lottery club-5 people putting in 5 dollars a week for 78 weeks-won $50 total at a cost of $1950. That is a lost of $1900 WOW!!!
    For 4 years bought 10 at a time in a row $20 dollar books for family Xmas. No one won! A $800 lost.
    Last five years on birthdays for 12 people bought $20 dollars worth for each person per birthday in a row each time. 1 person won ten dollars once. That means a $ 1190 lost.
    For my staff and coworkers the last 4 Christmas, I bought 75 two dollar scratch offs, each year in a row. 1 $40 winner. Thats’s a $560 lost. 4 years in a row I bought $20 dollars worth every week for myself all in a row. My winnings were $0.00, lost $4,160. I have not bought any for myself in a year, so today I went out and bought 7 $3 cash words all in a row. Odds 1 in 4.01-NOT!!!!
    I can verify all of this. the sad thing is this is not the exception but really the rule.
    So after 100 in winnings and $8631 in losses my odds are .011 of a percent chance to win. I will never purchase anything that has anything to do with the Michigan Lottery. See you suckers, I’m done being one.

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  28. never seen so many losing tickets on a new game stay away from the new bonus game the state wins everyone I talk to says the same thing

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  29. Despite initial fun, I closed my online Mi Lottery account.

    The good: Available customer service options via the website are decent. I always received my withdrawals within a week. Games are colorful and well-designed.

    The bad (and this is huge): As a player, you quickly realize that there is a pattern to the online instant games to “hook” you with modest wins upon signing up, then slowly transitioning to losing payouts. Here’s how it works:

    At sign up, you will make a profit of 20-100% on your initial deposit. This winning streak will continue for several weeks of play, whether you play weekly, daily, etc. Then comes the day when you lose your entire deposit. “No big deal! I usually win.” Play again to a modest win. Then, a losing deposit. Eventually, this pattern will transition to making a profit 1/4 of the time, then rarely.

    By now, you have been trained to be hopeful, and expect the losing streak to end any time now. Not happening. Deposit $25, expect to withdraw no more than $10-$20. Keep in mind that, no matter what your actual winnings are, you can’t withdraw until you have a minimum $10 of winnings.

    Online, most heavily promoted instant games always have the worst payouts (you often “win” $.50 on a $2.00 bet). Scroll the bottom of the Games page for those that return no less than your bet.

    Check out the Big Winners page to get an idea of the actual odds. Notice that certain online games have not paid out a jackpot larger than $500 ALL YEAR. Consider that these games are literally played constantly, 24/7/365, by thousands of players. If you enjoy gambling, save your fun money for the casino, or maybe even physical tickets.

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  30. My review for Michigan lottery would have been great about 6 months ago, I play online pretty often and won a small fraction of the time, making it worth playing, and also quite fun. Then came the day when I logged into my banking account and noticed withdrawals from my checking account, in 50$ and 100$ increments, adding up to $500. I know I didn’t play these amounts! I call Michigan lottery to claim fraudulence on my account and they immediately discredit it right away, claiming they have proof it was from a familiar IP address, also being quite rude to me about the whole thing. I explain further, I’m sleeping at 3 am and I didn’t log in at that time and make any deposits, I want a refund, still no luck, stuck with $500 that I didn’t spend. Screw the Michigan Lottery and their low tech website with obviously terrible security. NEVER put your information on their website, it’s not secure and even worse almost impossible to get info deleted once it’s saved in their system, SAY NO to Michigan Lottery online play.

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  31. Won $1,000, requested it to be withdrawn, it’s been 2 months. Still haven’t seen a dollar. Starting to think I’ll never see it…don’t waste your money.

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  32. It’s all a scam. Stay away from online instant games!! I lose my money faster than I would playing slots at the casino. Won my very first bet, but quickly lost it. Deposited 25 dollars 4x in one day and didn’t win a single bet. I have spent several hundred dollars online and have not won a single time. The odds are bullshit and not true. Do not waste your money. I’m shocked these games and sites are not regulated by the gaming commission, they are literally robbing people.

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  33. I have to agree with all of these reviews. I also have one money at first, never more than about 150 bucks. I would play every day and NEVER win! Odds are we can’t all be wrong. If anyone knows the proper legal channels for investigating the Mich. Lottery online games, please let us know. I’m sure there is plenty of evidence of foul play.

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  34. They say I have to be in Michigan to buy anything online, and they can’t verify I am in Michigan. I have turned my VPN off, and updated Flash Player, and allowed access from their site. The secretary of state and voter records has splashed my address everywhere all over the internet, so I find it difficult to believe the lotto can’t verify I am in Michigan. I am now switching to Proton mail, since the lotto seems to only be trying to have access to my info, and is not allowing me to purchase anything.

    Also, I purchased their $10 Golden Ticket II Game in January of 2019 out of a vending machine, because it made all these claims about second chance games, and then when you read the fine print, they say this offer only applies to any ticket purchased on or before November of 2018. What a scam!

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  35. I think everyone with a 1 star review on here has a gambling problem. I can admit it when I have a gambling problem like this “I have a gambling problem god damn it”. It’s gambling, and if I would quit while I’m ahead I would be ahead money, but no I just keep going til my money is gone sometimes instead of stopping while I’m ahead and withdrawing my winnings.

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  36. I’m starting to suspect this is rigged… How can I play let’s say shocking 7 about 30 times in a row and win nothing? Each ticket cost 1.75 so you do the math. Also it’s very suspicious that I won 500 bucks when I first started playing but haven’t won ever since… I thought I was just being paranoid but then I read all these comments. Not one comment is positive. That’s weird. My brother said he’s going to investigate it because he knows it’s rigged and doesn’t want me to waste my money. He’s very good at his job so I’ll give an update to all of you soon. In the meantime I’ll play once in awhile. But if I find out bad news I’m deleting the app and you guys should too.

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  37. On Dec 3, 2018, I was looking online lottery mid day and it posted 3211 on I believed I hit box 4 digit number 1213. I went to the liquor store across from 9000 e. Jefferson Detroit, Mich 48214 and said the number came out was 3210. I showed snapshot of lottery 3211. Several people in the store complaining same thing…we didn’t understand when lottery Michigan online posted the number. What can I do to resolve the dilemma

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  38. Hey, if you don’t care about wasting money, try the Michigan Lottery games on your android phone. First game you will win money. After that it’s a huge vacuum that keeps sucking on your cash and NEVER give you anything back. The state rips off the public enough without putting a game out there that does the same. Never use Michigan Lottery games.

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    • I have won 2 times once for 500 and once for 300 and now never they have taken every penny back plus some I feel that it is a scam they know the winner of the game before you play it

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  39. I play Fantasy 5 with easy match. $20 at a time so that’s 10 boards. Have never won anything higher than $5 on an easy match!! Whenever it has one of the higher amounts $500, $250, $100 the easy match numbers always miss one of my numbers by one number!! For example, if one of my numbers is a 23 the $500 prize will come up as either 21 or 22. And this is not just once in a while it’s EVERY SINGLE TIME! TOTALLY FRIGGIN RIGGED! Screw you Michigan Lottery I am DONE!

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  40. I’ve been waiting on my 400 withdrawal for too long. It said may take up to 2 days for processing. Well, it’s been a week and still pending. I called them and they blamed it on heavy volume. I DONT CARE it said up to 2 days period. It takes a deposit in less than 5 seconds. I want my money and I want it now lol. Won’t play anymore if it’s going to take this long to get my winnings.

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    • I agree it states 2 business day turn time yet my winnings from 10/29/18 are still listed as pending. Worse is client really representatives blame it on high volume and assure me that accounting is there 24 hours. They WON’T even give an estimate of how much longer or a day or which the accounting department is processing. BS for real.

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    • I’m dealing with the same thing. I won the same day and am still waiting on my withdrawal of 1300 and another of 225. They said the same thing to me every time that I have contacted them. I was so excited to win but now I just want the money I won and want to delete my account.

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  41. Rip off. Games can be fun. But some never hit prize even when played 15+ times in a row at a higher bet. Crap pure crap. They draw you in the way they do to take your money. Scratch off never win I bought 20 $20 tickets in a row and there were 2 small prizes like 20 and 60 in the mix.. it was almost unbelievable. Michigan Lottery leaves you feeling down and I need to stop altogether. Michigan should be ashamed of the way there are stealing everyone’s money. Sickening, utterly sickening.

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  42. I wish I can sue the Michigan lottery. There is no way in hell after spending $300 in 1 hour I shouldn’t win anything. I even tried the demos for each game and no bonus rounds at all. I’m so stressed out.

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  43. I have played club keno for years and always had a 400.00 winner at least every 2 or 3 months or more. Now I haven’t won in 11 months. It’s time to cut my losses and bail out on Michigan lottery games.

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  44. I buy a 30.00 scratch off every 2 week pay period. I always ask for the newest game. I have been keeping track, and out of 130 tickets, I have won 0. There odds usually state
    1 in 3.12. I’m not a mathematician, but I suspect that my odds of winning nothing are astronomical. I suspect the pay outs, the odds printed, and the number of winning tickets, is all a scam.

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  45. Definitely fed up with the totality (OBVIOUS) money siphoning scam that is the “Michigan Lottery”..and I’m clearly not alone. Fair is fair, PERIOD!!! Just as there are many complaints here about the money lost and repetitive losing games, that is to be expected when gambling…to a degree. Nobody enjoys losing, but it comes with the territory of gambling. And being a long to,e gambler I also understand odds; I understand, unless you cheat or just have the best luck ever, you’ll lose more than you win always. But that’s just it, YOU NEVER WIN playing MI lottery. Y “you never win”, I don’t mean that you just don’t become the next lotto millionaire…no, I mean you never have have winning tickets or online games. This state lottery is definitely one that preys on the misfortunes and empty pipe dream wishes of Michigan citizens, just as every lottery does. Proof? Only the poor, lower class, down on their luck people play the lottery faithfully and they know this… rich people are already rich and have no need or desire to play or throw money away on a trillion to one wish! I’ve read many many reviews and complaints about MI lottery games and their obvious BS odds and how much people lose and decided to finally post. Not to be in comparison with anyone here, we’re all on the same team on this, but I’ve spent more in the past 3 years than probably more than every story here combined from what I’ve read based on amounts disclosed in complaints. And it’s a clear and obvious scam to wishful Michigan residents! I play only $20 and $30 scratch off tickets and buy them almost daily. When I buy I don’t just get one here one there, no I buy a few hundred worth at a time and have proof… anyways…i almost never even win half my money spent back. I’ve bought 5 $30 tickets in a row and all been losers.. how does that happen? I could understand if it was all dollar or $2 tickets. But $30 tickets??? That’s a lot to lose on that many times back to back! I keep going back like a dumbass, convincing myself it’s all luck and I have to win one of these days…yeah fukin right. Never do I win. I’d be happy to even break even more times than not, but not in this state. Way more losers than winners, even when you’re playing $30 tickets. No BS I’ve had substantially better luck winning at shady online overseas casinos and that’s the honest truth. They (Michigan) act as if they don’t keep a profit and all money goes to taxes, winners and schools..but if that was true, my city (flint) wouldn’t only have 2 schools cause the rest keep shutting down and my suspension wouldn’t need fixing every fking summer cause of potholes opening on every road after winter. They really need to be investigated by some sort of fair gaming commission or something cause something isn’t adding up here. When I play online I spend $200-300 at a time n don’t ever even come close to breaking even let alone winning cause you lose every hand played no matter the bet. Total scam all the way around. Yeah I may have a slight gambling addiction but that’s my problem and it’s my money… and obviously I have the money to let them dry fuk me out of… they don’t care about your addiction when they’re depositing your money but if you complain then “it’s your fault and maybe you should get help”. Like really?! If they really cared they’d block your account…but that’d be too much like right! Anyway that’s my rant…MI LOTTERY ARE FUKING SCAMMERS AND YOU WILL NEVER WIN A DIME PLAYING. TIME TO BOYCOTT THE LOTTERY AND DEMAND THEY BE LOOKED INTO AND REGULATED JUST AS A CASINO WOULD BE. AND WHY NOT, IT IS STILL GAMBLING! I’ve lost thousands and thousands in the last 3 years and haven’t even ever come close to breaking half way even…isn’t that a sign? Be warned…STAY AWAY!

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  46. I’ve profited about 100 bucks off a week of playing. It seems you win in the beginning so I switch to different games often or after I do something productive as a reward. I just requested a withdrawal so I’ll keep people updated to see if I get the money in a timely manner. I can tell they put you through hoops but I don’t mind because its fun and an easy way to score some cash if you’ve got time and a little extra money laying around.

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  47. The Michigan Lottery web site seriously sucks! Also, they changed the RNG (random number generator) after December 2017 for Club Keno, there are barely any 10 kickers, let alone 4’s or 5’s. Been playing it for three years… they definitely changed something on it I hardly win anymore. Topical, government finding ways to screw the public.

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  48. New website is garbage. You used to be able to search a specific number to find out when the last time it came in. It was called “Your Numbers Up”. Not anymore. As far as website design, maybe using the color black was cheaper than other colors because there is a lot of black within the website. Makes it look dark and miserable. I just think the web developer the state of Michigan hired is incompetent…

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  49. I believe the Michigan lottery takes advantage of players and they do not offer enough winners and if you keep trying to win and continually lose they say you have a gambling problem! That’s how you guys cover yourself and cheat us!

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  50. Won over a thousand dollars after playing for years and was never able to pull my money out as they made me jump through hoops that were impossible and in the end, I never seen a dime of the money. They so easily took the money out of my account but wouldn’t put it back in. Should be illegal

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  51. Played the second chance game, won a $100 coupon, I call to verify and they say no it doesn’t show that’s what you got. And there’s no way to verify or prove it so make sure you screenshot your winnings, I won’t make that mistake if I play again.

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    • I screenshotted a Club Keno game in which I should have won $110, called the office and sent it all in via e-mail,……they screwed me and said the one number really didn’t drop.

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  52. I was playing online and winning then all of a sudden the game crashed, when offline, I had to log back in and I didn’t win anymore. Another time I was playing and winning (somewhat) then it crashed again in the middle of a bonus round (21), so I called and spoke with a person at Michigan lottery and explained what happened and she told me all game results are determined when you hit play, no matter if it crashes you get that amount that was predetermined at play, so all that wishful thinking which one do I pick in the bonus round is for not, what a scam! Jim S.

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  53. Something definitely changed. I keep going back because I used to win at least 40 bucks here and there. But. Now wasting my money, play 3 bucks you might win 15 cents. Terrible!

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  54. Love the convenience of the app, however I think there more online instant play games that are more similar to scratch offs. I also think there should be more bonus cash or free play for those who regularly deposit and use their account.

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  55. Not certain why the changes were made to the online website, but it certainly was not for the benefit of the consumer. Done with you!

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  56. Rigged spin wheel. They give the results of the tickets late for some reason.

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  57. Use to get results uploaded immediately, now it takes an hour an a half. Makes me question the results now

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  58. I swear these guys are phishers, they keep sending me emails by the 100s some say “Sign in today between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and get FREE Games of Quick 6!” but they want you to make a deposit instead. They are just phishing legally, I had to filter their millions of emails as spam. I’ve played games on there and entered dozens of games and I have never won a penny, the website is a scam, beware.

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  59. Something has changed, that’s for sure. Keno has dried up since they started the new “extra” drawing. Can’t win anything since it started. And the scratch off is even worse. Used to buy a book at a time of $10 and $20. I literally had 10 losers in a row on the $10 tickets. But the odds claimed 1 in 3. Hmmmm. I call scam!

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  60. Do not waste your money. Better off buying/playing at your local outlet. Odds are terrible.

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  61. I feel like the free spin is definitely rigged. Everyday I get entries and nothing more and I can see how the wheel jumps or clicks because its rigged, at this point spinning the wheel is just something to do. The games I noticed now you win at the beginning like the 1st couple of tries but then after that you really don’t win on these games. Michigan lottery is definitely taking people money for themselves because why is we struggling to try and get our Michigan roads repaired and school material is another whole story of its own.

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  62. Stay away from the Michigan lottery… Nobody can win anymore. Not on scratch off’s or the keno you play in bars. I know a lot of people who are fed up and don’t play anymore. Also the Michigan lottery Say’s the money goes to the schools and the roads. Well Michigan has the worst roads in the nation.. This is bullshit…

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  63. Since the Lottery put up their new site I HATE IT. I use to spend anywhere from $40.00 – $100 a week. Now, maybe $20. I loved that you could turn in your losing tickets for points to win other prizes or money off scratch offs or free drawings. This whole new site is terrible. I know SO MANY customers who are just as upset with MI State Lottery for this. They never answer emails except with a ‘computer response’ email. So rude.

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  64. I just took my lotto 47 ticket to the same store I bought it from. I had 3 numbers which pays 5 dollars. She ran it through and tells me it’s already been paid. It’s been in my pocket since I bought it. The lottery is a scam! Don’t give them another dime!

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  65. There was a game that had 2 top prizes each of 100k, 40k, 20k ,10k, at each price point. When I looked at the list of the prizes won for this particular game, 5 prizes of 20k were won by different people… So something isn’t legit in their math. And I use the prizes claimed page for the instants online to gage what games to play. I have been playing a 5 dollar game because there was supposedly a 100k prize left. Now with the new site, there is no info about what prizes have been won for each game. I don’t want to play games that have no good prizes left so I gave up on it. I’m okay playing the lotto if the numbers are legit and I know my true odds. I’ve put 10, 20 dollars in here and there and the most i’ve really won was 250. I tried taking 200 out and it took a week. They really want you to pull that money back into your lotto account so they make it painfully slow….but they sure aren’t slow taking the cash from your account.

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  66. I think the Keno Michigan lottery cannot be won unless the lottery officials get the ok to give out a winner. The lottery machines record the numbers played for that day. The numbers are not picked randomly. They are chosen by the random generator. And the random generator is the machines that print your ticket. So it is rigged. I have sat back and watched to see if there were any winners in a year. There were none. But that was back in the 1990’s. It hasn’t changed. The state can’t afford to let you win. They need every dime. If you doubt me, how come there’s never more than one ever. That one guy would win it all. So you think. Stop playing all lotteries the State has rigged it to keep 97% of all the money taken in for that day. The State can’t afford to let you win. The state is in a dire state for cash. So they sucker you with a dream. One question, in its 40yrs how come there hasn’t been multiple winners. There’s always one person. And I doubt that.

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  67. I was a big fan of the scratch off $10 but there is something wrong. In the last year I am lucky if I can win a small prize. I gave it one more chance bought $100 of $10 Triple million and did not get one winner. Nothing. And over the past year I have spent $1000 on this ticket and I would feel lucky if I won $10 or $20. No more Michigan can find someone else.

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  68. I have been reading all these comments, but decided to try it out for myself and won 160$ in two days only spending an initial 10$. Seems pretty good to me, but I have not received my winnings yet (1-3 business days to transfer money). Seems good to me, don’t know why so many people hate it as much as they do.

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  69. I agree with most that their on-line games are terrible. You bet a $1 and win .15 and bells & whistles go off like you hit a jackpot. I’m insomniac so I only play quarters in the middle of the night. Never hit anything so now I just play the games for free. Also, I too noticed that a Christopher from E. Lansing won over $500 about 90 times in a month. I don’t believe that for one second. That tells me all those names on the top right that are supposed to be winners are BS.

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Michigan Lottery Review

Looking at the Michigan State Lottery, wow they offer a wide variety of games including the cross-US Powerball and Mega Millions. On top of that, the state has its games that are readily accessible via the official website. Michigan Lottery was initially set up in 1972 to support the public school system. That means that part of the revenue goes to education initiatives. With every single ticket that you buy, you’ll be helping worthy causes in the state.

MI Powerball & MI Mega Millions

It’s hard not to be aware of Powerball Michigan and Mega Millions Michigan with all the hype of the big numbers involved in their jackpots. Powerball is played every Wednesday and Saturday. Mega Millions is played Tuesday and Saturday. Mega Millions and Powerball are the two biggest lotteries in the US (and even across the globe), and they’re known to produce numerous millionaires on an annual basis. As a result, the interest in these two games is understandably high in Michigan.

Michigan Lottery’s Own Game

MI Lottery offers their Michigan Classic Lotto 47 which replaced Winfall in 2005. It is played Wednesday and Saturday with players choosing 6 numbers between 1 to 47. There is no bonus number or ball. Lotto 47 has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of one million dollars, which naturally turns it in a favorite option for Michigan players.

More Games at Lottery MI

Michigan Fantasy 5 is a lovely mid-range lottery played daily at 7:29 pm (EST). Players choose 5 numbers between 1 to 39. There are 4 tiers of prizes paying down to correctly picking 2 numbers. Jackpots start at 100,000 dollars, and they grow if there’s no winner for the respective drawing. The increment by which the daily jackpot grows is at least 5,000 dollars.

Other than Fantasy 5 and Lotto 47, Michigan also has its own Keno version. Players have to choose 10 numbers from a pool of 80 in the game. Keno! has a daily drawing and the lucky winner who matches 10 numbers becomes 250,000 dollars richer. Other than the top prize, numerous additional tiers boost the popularity of Keno.

Lotto MI’s Daily 3 and Daily 4

Michigan Daily 3 and Michigan Daily 4 are played twice a day, seven days a week. These are the small local lotteries that players tend to love. Inexpensive to play, quick and easy, Daily 3 and Daily 4 are both worth a try.

There are exciting games with combinations for winning including ‘straight,’ ‘boxed,’ ‘wheeled’ and two-way. Players choose a sequential number using (in the case of Daily 3) three numbers from 0 to 9. They can be duplicated hence winning ‘boxed’ with a number like 788. This is one lottery that it’s a good idea to make sure you get your tickets checked with a retailer as there are so many different ways to win.

More on Michigan State Lottery

MI Lottery offers a few other games. Their $40,000 raffle is one of the only tax-free games available in the country. Thirty thousand tickets with a unique seven-digit number are sold with 5,001 raffle tickets selected.

Lucky for Life is a game where you can win $1,000 a day for a lifetime. You can purchase tickets online for just $2. The drawings take place on Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m.

Club Keno at Lotto MI

On top of Keno!, Michigan also has its Club Keno – yep, a bit confusing, but they are two separate things. Club Keno is played every four minutes from 6:00 am to 2:00 am. It involves picking 10 numbers from 1 to 80. The jackpot goes out if you pick the correct 10 numbers from the 20 drawn. They also offer two other twists. Choose ‘The Jack’ option, and this gives you an additional 8 quick pick numbers which factor into an additional prize scale. Chose ‘The Kicker’ option and any winnings are multiplied by a number between 1 and 5 depending on what comes up on the wheel spun before the game.

MI Lottery Pull Tabs

Last but not least is Michigan Pull Tabs. This is similar to Scratchers except instead of scratching off numbers; players pull the tabs. The overall odds are 1 in 5 with a great range of different games. That doesn’t mean they don’t also offer Scratchers. But if you do play their Scratcher games like Cashword or Raise the Stakes, make sure if you don’t win you enter their Second Chance games!

Michigan State Lottery ‘s Players Club

The Scratchers aren’t the only way to get a second chance. Join MI Lottery’s Players Club and any of your non-winning tickets can be entered. Keep in mind, this is only open to residents of the State of Michigan who are 18 years or older.

Who Can Play at Michigan Daily Lottery?

For any of the games of Lotto MI, players must be 18 years of age or over. MI Lottery does allow for non-US citizens to play but underline there will be 30% federal tax withholding. For Michigan residents and non-residents (people from other states), the state tax is 4.25% and federal tax of 25%. Tax is only withheld on prizes over $50,000 though there are specific forms to fill in for winnings between $5,000 and $50,000. Checking your Michigan lottery winning numbers through their web site at Michiganlottery.com is excellent for the prize breakdown.

Lotto MI’s Customer Service

Their FAQ is pretty extensive though in many ways almost too much information. Each of their different lotteries offered have their FAQ. They provide an email contact address as well an online form for public questions. There is a telephone number though only available during business hours.

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Online Gameplay at Michigan Lottery: Mission Possible

Many states limit the purchase of lottery tickets to retail venue visits. Luckily, Michigan has gone ahead to modernize things a bit. Today, Michigan residents and state visitors can get their tickets in stores and online.

Online ticket sales are available for the standard lottery games already mentioned in the article, as well as for a couple of additional online opportunities. These include instant games (King of Clubs, Queen of Diamonds, Instant Keno Multiplier, Blackjack Doubler, VIP Gold, etc.), Fast Cash games (20X the Cash, Black Jack, Bowling Bucks) and pull-tab games ($15,000 Jackpot, Bank Buster, Big Win, Bigfoot’s Fortune, Lucky 7s, Neon Bars, etc.).

The diversity is vast, and you can easily get lost on their website. Ticket costs start from 0.05 dollars, and the most expensive entries go up to over 20 dollars for Club Keno. Players can win both the progressive jackpots with the standard lottery games and fixed amounts in the range from 5,000 to over one million dollars.

There have been some complaints about the website being sluggish, and there have also been some reports of the exclusive online games being rigged. According to 2015 data, 86,000 people had signed up for the online ticket buying option within five months of it being launched. Current data suggest that players are spending 2.4 million dollars a week on the online lotteries! These people have a legitimate reason to complain if the website isn’t working well or if the number of winning options is limited.

If you do a bit of online research, you will come across dozens of conspiracy theories (numbers being drawn ahead of time, online lotteries that can never be won, etc.) but we highly doubt it. Remember that Michigan Lottery is a state-operated entity that has a reputation to maintain. Also, it’s already winning huge from the winning of tickets. Imagine the scandal that would break out if anything was rigged. Thus, while online games may be tough to win, they are legitimate. If you have concerns about those, stick to the statewide lotteries – these provide enough of an opportunity for monetization.

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The Bottom Line at Michigan Lottery

Michigan State Lottery offers a good selection of games from the mega jackpots to some cute small little games. The options range from bi-weekly jackpots to playing every 4 minutes in their Club Keno. Michigan Fantasy 5, in particular, has excellent odds with daily draws. Online lotteries and instant prizes are also available for those who simply can’t be bothered to go to a store for ticket purchases.