The Michigan Lottery’s Queen of Diamonds game is very popular among readers of this site and for good reason. The beautiful graphics, pleasant classical music, and well tailored game play (including two bonus rounds) combine to make this one of the most enjoyable Michigan Lottery online instant games offered.
Queen of Diamonds has been part of the collection of online games since July 12, 2016 and has been one of my go to games for just about as long. Let’s take a look at the details:
How to Play
Main Game Play
(1) Click/Touch the PLAY Button or the Space Bar to begin a round
(2) Click/Touch the Cards or the REVEAL ALL Button to reveal prizes for that round
Winning Tickets are Queens of Diamonds, and you win the prize shown on the ticket.
Joker Bonus Game
Turning over a Joker playing card will port you into the Joker Bonus Game.
You win every prize that you turn over, the bonus game ends when you turn over three strike cards.
War Bonus Game
Turning over 3 Golden Cards (gold diamonds visible on the upper right of the playing card) will port you into the War Bonus Game.
Similar to the classic War Card Game, you win every round where you outdraw the Queen [turn over the higher ranked card].
Online – Instant Game
Top Prize: $60,000
Tickets Per Hand
6 Options: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 (Multiples of Lucky Number 3)
6 Options: $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2
The table below lists all the possible combined ticket prices (from $0.15 to $36.00) that you could choose per round:
Per Ticket Odds
Per the rules documentation, looks like you have about a 1 in 10.96 chance of winning when you play 3 tickets or around 3% chance of winning at least 3x the ticket price per ticket.
Odds Per Round
So, if you play 18 tickets per round, you should have at least one winner more than 43% of the time.
Calculated Payback: 87%
July 12, 2016
Bonus Round, Symbol Match
Michigan Lottery’s Queen of Diamonds Game Page
Michigan Lottery’s Queen of Diamonds Rules Page
I don’t know of a play strategy to increase your winning percentage. I think it’s mostly a function of your luck on any given day.
But you do have control over the number of tickets played per hand and the per ticket cost. So to go bigger simply increase your ticket count and price per ticket. To slow things down just lower your ticket count and/or price per ticket.
Enjoy and Good Luck!