Beginning Tuesday, random Poker Lotto tickets will include a $6 Online Game Card. Each Online Game Card will be printed from the retailer’s Lottery terminal and will include a unique code that players enter into their MichiganLottery.com account for online play. Each code is valid for five years from the date of purchase.
The promotion is free for players, and will run for a limited time in October.
Poker Lotto offers players two great games in every hand: a chance to win instantly right in the store and walk out with a cash prize range from $2 to $500; plus a nightly drawing with prizes ranging from $3 to the grand prize of $100,000!
Players should keep in mind that the nightly drawing is an entirely separate game from the instant-win game played when they purchase a ticket. Winning the instant-win game is based on whether they are dealt a winning poker hand. The nightly drawing is exclusively a matching game. Cards from the nightly drawing are not used to form a winning poker hand. To win a prize in the nightly drawing, a player must match two or more cards with the cards drawn.
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 requiring a player to enter their banking or credit card information online. The Lottery began offering Online Game Cards in December 2014. About 25 percent of online players have used an Online Game Card at least once to fund their account.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players may also win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.
More than 414,000 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.