LANSING, October 1, 2002 – The Michigan Lottery will begin implementing Sunday drawings on October 6, 2002, and the games that will immediately be impacted are the Daily 3 and 4 (both midday and evening) and Michigan Rolldown. The new Change Play game – which goes on sale statewide on October 13 – will offer drawings seven days a week, and the first Sunday drawing for that game will be held on October 20. Finally, Keno game drawings will be expanded to seven days a week on October 16. Keno drawings currently take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
The Michigan Lottery is just one of 10 lotteries nationwide that does not currently offer Sunday drawings. The other nine states that do not currently conduct Sunday drawings include: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
The implementation of Sunday drawings is expected to increase Lottery sales by an estimated $83 million. That sales increase will result in an estimated $32 million increase in the Lottery’s contribution to the state School Aid Fund.
Since it was created in 1972, the Michigan Lottery has returned over $10.5 billion to the state School Aid Fund, which supports K-12 public education in the state of Michigan.
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