Sales for the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game in its current format will be suspended in Michigan after the game’s Dec. 26 drawing.
The game debuted Oct. 19 in Michigan, 21 other states and the District of Columbia. Each $5 game ticket gives players three chances to become a millionaire. However, sales for the game were less than industry projections, prompting Texas to suspend sales last week. The other lotteries participating in the game decided late Monday to suspend sales after the Dec. 26 drawing.
The MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Lottery game Top Prize starts at $15 million and can grow to $25 million. Each time the Top Prize is won, there will be at least 10 additional $1 million winners. Once the Top Prize amount reaches $25 million, all additional prize money creates more $1 million prizes.
The game also features a second chance drawing that offers players the opportunity to win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas plus a chance to compete for $1 million on a nationally syndicated game show. The first drawing for the game show took place on Dec. 2 and the winners already selected still will be going to Las Vegas in January for tapings of the game show.
For this Friday’s drawing, the top prize is $25 million and 20 $1 million winners are possible. MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB Lottery game drawings take place Fridays at 11:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers around the state until 9:45 p.m. on Fridays.
Officials of the participating lotteries are considering options for the future of the game and the TV game show.