Lucky Lines is new and improved!

LANSING, February 25, 2011 – Starting Sunday, Michigan Lottery players will have more chances to win on a new and improved version of Lucky Lines!

The changes include creating a new prize level where winners can win double their money back when none of the player’s numbers are touching on the game board. For example, a player with a $2 wager and zero numbers together on the game board wins $4.

Players will also win more money when they match three numbers together. Match-three prizes are $1 ($1 wager), $3 ($2 wager), $5 ($3 wager), and $9 ($5 wager).

Additionally, non winning Lucky Lines tickets will be eligible for a second chance contest during the month of March on the Lottery’s Player’s Club Web site, . Non-winning tickets purchased March 1 through March 31 can be entered on the Web site for a chance to win one of 10 prizes worth $1,000 each. On April 6, 10 players will be selected to receive one $1,000 prize.

Lottery players who are members of the Player’s Club Web site can opt to have a free $1 Lucky Lines easy pick coupon emailed to them on March 1.

To play Lucky Lines, players can select their own numbers or Easy Pick seven numbers between 1 and 49. A ticket will print with the player’s seven numbers and a game board of 49 numbers. Like bingo, players have to match their numbers together horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the game board to win.

With Lucky Lines, the player determines how much they can win by their wager. Players can purchase tickets for $1, $2, $3, or $5 per play. The more you wager, the more you can win!

“Lucky Lines has been a popular game with our players,” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. “We are excited to be able to create more winners with the new game format.”

Over 94 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 2010, the contribution to schools was $701.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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