LANSING, January 11, 2002 – Everyone likes to get something for free, including Michigan Lottery players! This month the Lottery is giving players an extra opportunity to win big with its Michigan Millions game by bringing back its special promotion – “Super Play.”
In July and August of 2001, Michigan Millions players took advantage of the opportunity to get free “easy pick” wagers with their
Michigan Millions multiple wager purchases. Because this promotion was such a hit, the Lottery has chosen to bring it back.
The newest Michigan Millions “Super Play” promotion will run from January 14 through February 9, 2002. Michigan Millions players who purchase a ticket with five wagers or more will get an extra “easy pick” free. Those players who purchase a 10-panel wager will get two free “easy picks.”
“During the first Super Play promotion over 1.2 million free wagers were awarded to players all across the state,” Acting Lottery Commissioner James Kipp said. “We believe this second Super Play promotion will be just as successful, providing yet another opportunity for our players to win big with the Michigan Lottery!”
To play Michigan Millions, players select six numbers from a field of 51, or use the “easy pick” feature in which the computer terminal randomly picks six of 51 numbers. During the drawing the Lottery draws six numbers from a field of 51. Anyone matching these numbers wins the jackpot.
The Lottery then draws a seventh number – the Wild Ball – from the remaining 45. Players matching five numbers and the Wild Ball will win an estimated $20,000 prize. There are four other ways to win, with and without the Wild Ball.
Cash prizes are awarded for matching six numbers, five numbers, five numbers plus the Wild Ball, four numbers, four numbers plus the Wild Ball and three numbers plus the Wild Ball. The top five prizes are pari-mutuel and, therefore, may vary from drawing to drawing. Pari-mutuel prizes are based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners at each prize level. The prize for matching three numbers plus the Wild Ball is always $5.
The first Michigan Millions drawing was held Wednesday, February 28, 2001. Drawings are conducted twice a week — Wednesday and Saturday — at 7:28 p.m., and the cost to play is $1 per wager. Tickets are available at the more than 7,000 Lottery retailers statewide.