"Straight Back Bonus" returns to Daily games

LANSING, September 1, 2006 – Straight Back Bonus is back!

Fans of the Michigan Lottery’s Daily 3 and Daily 4 games can double their chances of winning with the new Straight Back Bonus promotion being offered Sept. 4 through Sept. 24.  The promotion was offered earlier this year and is back by popular demand. 

Straight bet players who match their numbers to the drawn number, “straight back” in reverse order, will win a bonus payout.  For example, if a person plays a straight bet with the numbers 2-4-6 and the Lottery draws 6-4-2, that player wins $100 if the wager was $1 and $50 if the wager was 50-cents. 

A straight bet is one in which the player is betting that the Lottery will draw the numbers in the exact order that he or she has.  Boxed and 2-way bets are not eligible for the promotion.  Wheeled bets will be eligible for the straight prize only, not the reverse prize.

Straight Back Bonus applies only to evening Daily 3 and 4 drawings.

“When we offered this promotion in March, it was extremely popular with our Daily 3 and 4 players,” said Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters.  “We’re happy to offer this promotion, which essentially doubles the chances for our loyal Daily game straight-bet players to win cash in their favorite games.”

The Daily 3 and Daily 4 are the Lottery’s most popular games.  In fiscal year 2005, Daily games accounted for 34 percent, or $712.6 million, in Lottery ticket sales. 

All proceeds from the Lottery are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan.  In fiscal year 2005, the contribution was $667.6 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com.

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