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Michigan State Lottery
Games: Midday 3, Midday 4, Daily 3, Daily 4, Fantasy 5, Keno, Lotto 47, Mega Millions, PokerLotto and Powerball.
The Michigan Lottery was established via a voter approved constitutional amendment, on May 16, 1972. The 1st ticket, a 50 cent green ticket went on sale at retailer on Nov. 13, 1972. Several years later on Oct. 7, 1975 was followed up by instant lottery tickets on Oct. 7, 1975. The first online game, The Daily Game, was sold from terminals at retailers beginning on June 7th, 1976. The Michigan Lotto game was introduced on Aug. 13 1984 with michigan lottery results featuring the first Lotto drawing on Aug. 25, 1983. On Aug. 31st, 2002 the multi-state Big Game Lotto goes on sale, renamed on May 15th, 2002 to Michigan Mega Millions. Thru 2005, the michigan lottery numbers show sales of $34.15 billion, paying prizes of $17.9 billion and providing $12.9 billion in school funding.