LANSING, July 1, 2009 – The Michigan Lottery and EMI Music have partnered to bring Lottery players Musical Money, a new $2 instant ticket that went on sale June 29.
In addition to top cash prizes of $30,000, Musical Money also gives players the opportunity to win music download prizes instantly. Over 320,000 download prizes are available in the game and winners will be able to select downloads from EMI’s entire digital catalog, which features over 1,000 artists and 170,000 songs.
Players may also enter the Musical Money bonus drawing by submitting three non-winning tickets online at the Lottery’s VIP Club, Player City (www.playercity.net). The first winner selected in the September 28, 2009 drawing will win a VIP Custom Concert Experience for Two which includes:
- Winners choice of one EMI Music artist (from a list of 2-3) playing in the continental United States within a 6 month period after the drawing
- Prime seating, a gift bag and an artist meet and greet
- Economy airfare, hotel, sedan transportation to and from airport and concert, dinner and per diem.
The second winner selected will be awarded autographed instruments from an EMI artist.
The deadline to enter non-winning Musical Money tickets into the drawing is September 21, 2009.
Since its inception in 2005, Player City has registered over 225,000 members and is believed to be one of the largest online lottery player communities in the world. Membership in the club is free and once registered members can begin to earn P.C. Points which can be redeemed for entries into various contests for event tickets and merchandise.
Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2008, the contribution to schools was $740.7 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.