Michigan Lottery players will have a new and convenient way to fund their online accounts with a new Online Game Card sold via Lottery terminals. Beginning April 1, Lottery players will be able to purchase a new Online Game Card from all Lottery retailers that sell draw game tickets.
To celebrate the launch of the new Online Game Card, the Lottery is giving free bonus play to players who purchase one of the new cards. Players may choose to purchase Online Game Cards in four denominations: $10, $20, $50, or $100. Each Online Game Card will be printed from the retailer’s Lottery terminal and will include a unique code that players can enter into their Michigan Lottery account for online play. Each code is valid for five years from the date of purchase.
Each Online Game Card purchased from April 1 through April 30 automatically will include 50 percent in bonus free play. Each $10 card will include $5 in bonus free play, $20 cards will include $10 in bonus free play, $50 cards will include $25 in bonus free play, and $100 cards will include $50 in bonus free play. Players may redeem up to $200 – not including bonus play – in Online Game Cards per week in their online accounts.
Online Game Cards have been a popular way for players to fund their online accounts because they allow players to buy in store and play online without the use of a credit card or debit card. Since December 2014, the Lottery has offered a $20 online game card that includes $5 in bonus free play. About 25 percent of online players have used an Online Game Card at least once to fund their account. These cards also will remain available at retailers.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $1 million instantly playing online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20. The Lottery added four draw games – Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 – to its online offerings in January.
More than 276,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.