Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Winter Keno

Quick Review

Quite appropriate for the sudden drop in temperatures, the Michigan Lottery recently released the online instant game Winter Keno.

The Michigan Lottery’s Winter Keno Game

We’re predicting this game will be a new favorite among the sizable Keno crowd, especially Instant Keno players as the game appears to be a close clone (same pay table with a new skin).  Like Instant Keno it shares all the classic game features that have made that game a perennial favorite, plus now with a skip button to speed up play.

Full Review

How to Play

  • Select a Ticket Price

  • Select the Numbers on the game board (that you would like to play)

You can play anywhere from 1 to 10 numbers per round.

  • Alternatively, you can use the Random Button for any easy pick of 1 to 10 numbers

  • Click the Play Button to make a purchase and launch the game

At which point the game will release 20 random chosen balls onto the game board.

  • Additionally, you can modify the game speed

by using the Fast Play button, or get right to the result with the Skip button

How to Win

The Prize Table changes based on the number of spots (game board numbers) that you select and the ticket price chosen.

This is the Max Number (10), Max Ticket Price ($20) Prize Table:

Max Number, Max Ticket Price Prize Table for Winter Keno

And this is the $1 Ticket Price Prize Table across all number combinations (from the rules documentation):

To find the prize for other ticket prizes, multiply the prize shown by the ticket price.  [So a 10 Ball Match for a $20 ticket is $10,000 x $20 = $200,000 the Maximum Top Prize].

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $200,000

Ticket Price

10 Options Available:

Ticket Price
$0.10
$0.20
$0.50
$1.00
$2.00
$3.00
$4.00
$5.00
$10.00
$20.00

Odds

STATED ODDS

Varies by numbers selected (see Prize Table Above)

Lowest Win Percentage appears to be with the Pick 7 Game: 1 in 4.23 (23.64%)

Highest Win Percentage appears to be with the Pick 3 Game: 1 in 1.71 (58.48%)

CALCULATED PAYBACK

Also varies by numbers selected:

PicksPaybackStd Dev
187.5%1.516
286.1%1.867
386.1%1.387
486.5%5.733
586.1%4.431
686.1%4.085
786.5%7.009
887.0%8.695
986.6%7.897
1087.9%9.204

Numbers from the Wizard of Odds Keno Calculator

An average of the paybacks gives us 86.6% (and the average Standard Deviation is 5.182)

Release Date

November 7, 2018

Game Styles

Instant Draw, Keno, Number Match

Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s Winter Keno Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s Winter Keno Rules Page

Player Strategy

As a game of luck, I don’t know of a system to increase your winning percentage.

But you do have control over the ticket price, so you can increase your ticket price to go bigger or decrease your ticket price to slow things down.

Winter Keno 5 Ball Win

Winter Keno offers a lot play options so you can fine tune your play experience:

  • If you are looking for max payback you’ll probably choose the Pick 10 Game (at 87.9%),
  • But this payback also comes with max variability (standard deviation of 9.204) so you will generally get the wildest ride.  Wild rides can be good if you are trying to catch a big win in a short play session.  The smoother rides come in the 1, 2, and 3 pick games with standard deviations of 1.516, 1.867, and 1.387 respectively)
  • If you like to see the most wins, your best shot looks to be the Pick 3 game (with a win percentage of over 58%)

Final Words

Hopefully Winter Keno is good to you this Holiday Season!

Good Luck!!

Quick Deal – Deposit Bonus – Games of Fruity Cubes

Quick Deal

For November 11, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Free Games with a $20+ Deposit

Michigan Lottery Free Games with Deposit Promotion

Fast Take

Always nice to get something extra with a deposit.

Promo Details: 5 Games x 10 Tickets/Game x $0.05/Ticket = $2.50

Definitely worth checking your account, these promotions are targeted so you may see a stronger or weaker offer.

This is our full review of Fruity Cubes.

Best of Luck!

Michigan Lottery Promotion Free Games with Deposit

To Cold Outside?

Why not play inside with a Michigan Lottery Account?

See our quick start guide and you’ll be playing in no time!

Quick Deal – Free Games – Treetop Treasures

Quick Deal

For November 7, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Free games of Treetop Treasures

Michigan Lottery Free Games Promotion Treetop Treasures

Fast Take

Free Games are the Best!  Great for kicking off a play session.

This is our full review of Treetop Treasures

Promo Details: 5 Games x 10 Tickets/Games x  $0.05/Ticket = $2.50 of Play

Missing Out on the Excitement?

Because you have no Michigan Lottery Online Account?

See our quick start guide and you’ll be playing in no time!

Quick Deal – Deposit Match Bonus

Quick Deal

For November 5, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

10% Deposit Match (up to $100)

Michigan Lottery Online Deposit Bonus

Fast Take

You might even see a higher deposit match, always good to login and check your account.

Offers a nice opportunity to make a deposit with a bonus.

Good Luck!

Looking to Play?

But not signed up?

See our quick start guide and you’ll be playing in no time!

Quick Deal – Free Games – Wizard of All

Quick Deal

For October 31, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Free games of Wizard of All (until 2PM)

Michigan Lottery Promotion - Free Games of Wizard of All

Fast Take

What a fun Halloween Surprise from the Michigan Lottery!  Great for kicking off a play session.

This is our full review of Wizard of All

Promo Details: 10 Games x  $0.25/Game = $2.50

Ready for Halloween Fun?

But no Michigan Lottery Account?

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Quick Deal – Play and Get Bonus Cash

Quick Deal

For October 26, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Play $25, Receive $5 in Bonus Play

Michigan Lottery Play Bonus Promotion

Fast Take

Play bonuses are great!  Good for kicking off a play session or getting back into the game.

Michigan Lottery Play Bonus

These play bonuses are targeted, so you might see a different promotion (play $20, …) –  always a good idea to login and check your account.

Best of Luck!

Play the Right Way

Need an account?

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Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Fast Buck Basketball

Quick Review

Nicely timed to coincide with the start of basketball season, the Michigan Lottery has released the game Fast Buck Basketball.

The Michigan Lottery’s Fast Buck Basketball Game

Fast Buck Basketball is an enjoyable game that gives you multiple shots to win on each ticket (similar to other popular multi-play games like Silver Winnings and Cash Roll).  Fast Buck Basketball sports a large top prize of $100,000 and fun graphics with a smooth interface.

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How to Play

  • Select a Ticket Price

Fast Buck Basketball Ticket Price

  • Click the Play Button to make a purchase and launch the game

Fast Break Basketball Play Button

Game #1 – Reveal a Trophy

With a click reveal a prize line at a time

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game One Reveal

Game #2 – Prize Amount Match

With a click reveal a prize amount at a time

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game Two Reveal

Game #3 – Symbol Match

With a click reveal two symbols at a time

 Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game Three Reveal

Speed Up

  • Or click the Reveal All Button to play the whole ticket at once

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game Reveal All Button

How to Win

Game #1 – Reveal a Trophy

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game One Win

Reveal a trophy to win the prize.

Game #2 – Prize Amount Match

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game Two Win

Match 3 prize amounts to win the prize.

Game #3 – Symbol Match

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Game Three Win

Match 2 symbols to win the prize.

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $100,000

Ticket Price

6 Options: $0.20, $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10

Odds

Stated Odds: 1 in 3.32 (30.12% Hit Rate)

Calculated Payback: 88%

Release Date

October 23, 2018

Game Styles

Symbol Match

Game Themes

Sports

Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s Fast Buck Basketball Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s Fast Buck Basketball Rules Page

Player Strategy

As a game of luck, I don’t know of a system to increase your winning percentage.

But you do have control over the ticket price, so you can increase your ticket price to go bigger or decrease your ticket price to slow things down.

Michigan Lottery Fast Buck Basketball Big Win

Final Words

We enjoy the game and like the name but it could get a little dangerous if you try to say the name too fast.  Assume some of those variations aren’t allowed on the internet 🙂

Best of Luck!

Quick Deal – Deposit Bonus – Games of Blazing Red 7s

Quick Deal

For October 22, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Free Games with a $20+ Deposit

Michigan Lottery Free Games with Deposit

Fast Take

Always nice to get something extra with a deposit.

Promo Details: 20 Games x $0.10/Game = $2.00

Definitely worth checking your account, these promotions are targeted so you may see a stronger or weaker offer.

This is our full review of Blazing Red 7s.

Best of Luck!

Free Games of Blazing Red 7s with Deposit

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