Quick Deal – Play and Get Bonus

For January 4, 2019, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Play $25, Receive $5 in Bonus Play

Fast Take

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

These bonuses are targeted, so it’s possible that you might see a better deal [at least one play received $5 of free play for $20 of play]. Also believe there there was a minor technical glitch as some players received deposit bonus promotion emails before getting corrected play bonus emails.

Good Luck!

Game Review – The Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum

Quick Review

The Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum Game is the latest edition to the Michigan Lottery’s VIP Family of Games (VIP Black, VIP Gold).

The Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum Game

VIP Platinum is a very nicely constructed game in terms of graphics, interface, and game play.  One of the most beautiful games that the Lottery has released to date.

Similar to the other VIP family games, VIP Platinum sports a $60,000 top prize, a fun bonus round, and a ton of play options (from $0.25 all the way to $50 per round).

Full Review

How to Play

  • Select a Ticket Price and the Number of Tickets (that you would like to play)

Using the Menu Button

you’ll have access to the Game Adjustment Button

where you will be able to adjust both the number or tickets and price per ticket

You’ll want to “X” out of the Menu to return to the main play screen as clicking “close” will close your game.

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

  • Click on the Winning Numbers

  • and then Your Numbers one at a time (the platinum bars)

  • Or to speed things up use the Reveal All Button

How to Win

Match One of Your Numbers to One of the Winning Symbols

and win the prize shown on the ticket.

Collect Three or More Platinum Coins 

Collect 3 or more platinum coins

to fill your platinum extra reveals prize meter

3 or more coins will launch the Extra Reveals Bonus Game.

Extra Reveals Bonus Game

The Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum Extra Reveals Bonus Game

The Extra Reveals Bonus Game plays very similar to the main game – matching numbers increases your total win amount:

Revealing gold coins in the bonus game

Moves your Gold Coin Prize Meter up a notch

Gold in a Platinum game?  Why not the more precious metals the better!

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

TICKETS PER HAND

5 Options: 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25

PRICE PER TICKET

6 Options: $0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2

ROUND PRICE

The table below lists all the potential prices that you can play per round:

Michigan Lottery VIP Platinum Ticket Price Combinations

Odds

Stated Odds: 1 in 42.54 (a 2.35% Win Rate)

If Odds stay constant a max ticket game would imply a 58.77% win rate

Calculated Payback: 87%

Numbers

MetricValue
Top Prize$60,000
Min Prize$1,500
Max Round$50
Min Round$0.25
Payback87%
Win Rate12%
Win Rate Max59%
Std Dev24.474
MFx6,000
Ways to Win2
Bonus Games1
Complex2
Fun2
Max Tkts25

Release Date

November 20, 2018

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Collector, Number Match

Game Themes

Money

Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Platinum 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 and the number of tickets played, so you can play with these levels to go bigger or slow things down.

VIP Platinum Big Win!

Final Words

Best of Luck!

The Michigan Lottery’s New Year, New Giveaway Promotion

The Michigan Lottery announced that for the new year they are launching a new Giveaway Promotion. Sounds Exciting!

The Michigan Lottery's New Year, New Giveaway Promotion

Looks like the Lottery will run a Let’s Play Giveaway each month with a grand prize of $5,000 and 50 runner up prizes of $100 instore free play coupons.

January 2019

For January 2019, a maximum of 1 entry per game can be earned for the following five games:

And here are the full official rules.

The Michigan Lottery’s New Year Bonus Bash Promotion

Quick Summary

To celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 the Michigan Lottery will offer free online instant games during two hours blocks on 12/29, 12/30, and 12/31.

As we learn about the latest deals, we’ll post them in the table below [and if you learn about the daily deal first let us know in the comments section]

DateTimeGameDetails
12/291-3 PMVIP Black5 Games x 10 Tickets x $0.05 Ticket
12/304-6 PMVIP Gold2 Games x 30 Tickets x $0.05 Ticket
12/317-9 PMVIP Platinum5 Games x 20 Tickets x $0.05/Ticket

[Not Yet] Online Gambling Coming To Michigan

Quick Summary

Update 2018-12-29 Governor Snyder vetoed the online gaming package as one of his final decisions in office.

It looks like online gambling will be coming to Michigan in about 15 months time (Detroit Free Press, Online Poker Report).

Fast Take

What will these mean for us as Michigan Online Lottery Players?

Hopefully all good things!

The Michigan Lottery is a great platform and we do not believe new gaming options will impact its current and growing popularity.

But perhaps with a little more competition for the adult entertainment dollar we might see new and exciting game designs, fresh and larger promotions, improved and enhanced loyalty bonuses, …

Well at least we can hope that’s how it plays out 🙂

Best of Luck!

Game Review – The Michigan Lottery’s Unwrap the Cash

Quick Review

In the lead up to the Holiday Season the Michigan Lottery released the Unwrap the Cash game.

The Michigan Lottery’s Unwrap the Cash Game

Unwrap the Cash is a classic scratch off style game with the goal of matching one of your symbols to one of the winning symbols.  Similar to Treasure Bay and Golden Harvest, Unwrap the Cash also contains payouts for revealing doubler and multi-prize collector symbols.

Full Review

How to Play

  • Select a Ticket Price

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

  • Click on the Winning Symbols

  • and then Your Symbols one at a time (the presents)

  • Or to speed things up use the Scratch All Button

How to Win

There are three ways to win:

Match One of Your Symbols to One of the Winning Symbols

and win the prize shown.

Reveal a Star Doubler Symbol

And win 2x (twice) the prize shown (so this is a $4 win)

Uncover the Win All Symbol

And win all (10) prizes.

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $20,000

Ticket Price

4 Options: $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2

Odds

Stated Odds: 1 in 2.99 (33.4% Win Rate)

Calculated Payback: 87%

The Numbers

MetricValue
Top Prize$20,000
Min Prize$2,500
Max Round$2.00
Min Round$0.25
Payback87%
Win Rate33%
Win Rate Max33%
Std Dev14.658
MFx10,000
Ways to Win3
Bonus Games0
Complex2
Fun2
Max Tkts1

Release Date

November 27, 2018

Game Styles

Symbol Match

Game Themes

Holiday

Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s Unwrap the Cash Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s Unwrap the Cash 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.

Final Words

Good Luck!

Game Review – The Michigan Lottery’s Merry Multiplier

We’re not going to do a full review of the Michigan Lottery’s Merry Multiplier game … frankly we just can’t keep up with all the recently released holiday themed games.

The Michigan Lottery’s Merry Multiplier Game

But if you would like a more detailed breakdown take a look at our review of Cash Roll which appears to be the same game with a different theme.

Basic Review

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $50,000

Ticket Price

5 Options: $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, $5

Odds

Stated Odds: 1 in 3.52 (Win Rate: 28.4%)

Calculated Payback: 85%

Release Date

December 11, 2018

Game Styles

Extended Play, Multiplier, Number Match, Symbol Match

Game Themes

Holiday

Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s Merry Multiplier Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s Merry Multiplier Rules Page

Final Words

Happy Holidays and Good Luck!

Quick Deal – Deposit and Get Bonus

Quick Deal

For December 23, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

$5 of Free Play with a $40+ deposit

Michigan Lottery Deposit and Get Bonus Promotion

Fast Take

That works out to a 12.5% deposit bonus on the first $40 of play today.

As targeted offers you might see a better deal, so always a good idea to login and check your account.

Good Luck!

Quick Deal – Play and Get Bonus

Quick Deal

For December 21, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

Play $25, Receive $5 in Bonus Play

Michigan Lottery Play and Get Bonus

Fast Take

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

These bonuses are targeted, so it’s possible that you might see a better deal.