Quick Deal – Mystery Free Play Coupon

Quick Deal

Lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following coupon from the Michigan Lottery:

A Mystery Free Play Coupon delivered today, March 10, 2018.  Must be redeemed by March 31, 2018.

Update March 14, 2018, some readers are reporting receiving these bonus coupons today if they were not initially targeted.  Nice!

Fast Take

This is a fun promotion, it will definitely get me to a retail location to discover the free play amount (and I’ll probably pick up a few other tickets while I’m there)!

Generally, you have the option to purchase Online Game Cards in store with these coupons if you prefer to play online.

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Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Egyptian Deluxe

Quick Review

When the Michigan Lottery released Egyptian Deluxe they described it as “The same game [Egyptian Oasis] you know and love now with an updated look, improved bonus round odds, and better payout.”

True on all accounts!

Egyptian Deluxe is a very similar game to Egyptian Oasis.  The same great game play offers the opportunity to win with a number match, the Pyramid Bonus Game, or the Wheel Bonus Game.  And the same great graphics, excitement, and big $60,000 top prize.

Michigan Lottery’s Egyptian Deluxe Game

Egyptian Deluxe’s look is better (a tough feat given the already very good looking Egyptian Oasis), the new color scheme is bolder, but at the same time easier on the eyes.  It appears that Egyptian Oasis’s flying bird has been removed in Egyptian Deluxe, which while at times was pleasant could also be distracting during game play.

And per our calculations, Egyptian Deluxe does have a better payout then its predecessor – one of the best payback rates we’ve seen at 89%.

Full Review

Let’s take a look at the details (full rules and game page are available on the Michigan Lottery’s website).

How to Play

Main Game

Simply select the number of tickets and the cost per ticket you would like to play using the (+) and (-) buttons.

(1) Select PLAY or the space bar to start a new round (make a ticket purchase)

(2) Select each prize location individually, or select REVEAL ALL to reveal all the prizes.

Match a winning number and you win the prize shown on your ticket!

Pyramid Bonus Game

Find 3 Pyramid Symbols to unlock the Pyramid Bonus Game.

In the Pyramid Bonus Game (a guaranteed win game) you select 7 prizes from the 4 x 4 game board (16 total tiles) and win the total amount shown.

Egyptian Deluxe Pyramid Bonus Game

Wheel Bonus Game

Find 3 Wheel Symbols to unlock the Wheel Bonus Game.

The Wheel Bonus Game is a spin to win game.  You keep spinning until you land on a red stone – each spin adds to your total including the final red stone.

Egyptian Deluxe Wheel Bonus Game

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

TICKETS PER ROUND

2 Options: 10 or 20

PRICE PER TICKET

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

ROUND PRICE

A large number of options, from $0.50 to $40 per round:

Odds

Overall Stated Odds are 1 in 34.46 (2.9%)

Odds are not given separately for the 10 Ticket and 20 Ticket Games (as they were for Egyptian Oasis).  If they stay flat we could estimate them as:

  • 10 Ticket Win Percentage: 29% Win rate
  • 20 Ticket Win Percentage: 58% Win rate

Calculated Payback Rate: 89%

Release Date

March 6, 2018

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Collector, Number Match

Game Themes

Adventure

Player Strategy

As a game of luck, I don’t know of way to increase your win rate.  But perhaps you’ve found a system that works for you.

You do have control over the ticket price and the number of tickets purchased each round, so increase either to go for the big win or decrease them to stretch out your play.

Summary

Egyptian Deluxe is in many ways an upgrade to an already great Egyptian Oasis!  It’s a great addition to the Adventure Game Family, and a standout in the full collection of Michigan Lottery Online Games.  I’m expecting it will become quite popular.

Best of Luck!

Can I Play the Michigan Lottery Online?

Can You Play the Michigan Lottery Online?

Yes, you can.  If you are 18+ years old and a Michigan Resident located within Michigan, you can play all you favorite big prize draw games (Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, …) online in addition to 50+ online instant games (Blackjack Doubler, Instant Keno, Queen of Diamonds, …).

No need to brave the elements when you can play from the comfort of your own home.  Good Luck!

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Quick Deal – Play Bonus

Quick Deal

Lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

For March 9, 2018, play $25+ of online games and receive $5 of free play.

Fast Take

Nice!  I love these deals.  You could look at it as a 20% bonus on $25 in play.

We even received one report of a super bonus – a $5 bonus on $10 in play (50%).

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Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Egyptian Oasis

Quick Review

The Michigan Lottery’s Egyptian Oasis game transports you into a modernized Egyptian fantasy world filled with pyramids and sphinx like creatures.

Michigan Lottery’s Egyptian Oasis Game

Egyptian Oasis is actually three games in one – a main play number match game, a Pyramid Bonus Game where you “search for the riches within”, and a Wheel Bonus Game “the 8th Wonder of the World”.  Perhaps the last one is a bit of an exaggeration 🙂

But the graphics and music are great, the bonus games add a lot of big prize excitement, and the max $60,000 prize makes Egyptian Oasis a game that definitely delivers.  Highly Recommended!

Full Review

Let’s take a look at the details (full rules and game page are available on the Michigan Lottery’s website).

How to Play

Main Game

Simply select the number of tickets and the cost per ticket you would like to play using the (+) and (-) buttons.

(1) Select PLAY or the space bar to start a new round (make a ticket purchase)

(2) Select each prize location individually, or select REVEAL ALL to reveal all the prizes.

Match a winning number and you win the prize shown on your ticket.

Pyramid Bonus Game

Find 3 Pyramid Symbols to unlock the Pyramid Bonus Game.

In the Pyramid Bonus Game (a guaranteed win game) you select 7 prizes from the 4 x 4 game board (16 total tiles) and win the total amount shown.

Egyptian Oasis Pyramid Bonus Game

Wheel  Bonus Game

Find 3 Wheel Symbols to unlock the Wheel Bonus Game.

The Wheel Bonus Game is a spin to win game.  You keep spinning until you land on a red stone – each spin adds to your total including the final red stone.

Egyptian Oasis Wheel Bonus Game

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

TICKETS PER ROUND

2 Options: 10 or 20

PRICE PER TICKET

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

ROUND PRICE

A large number of options, from $0.50 to $40 per round:

Odds

  • Stated 10 Ticket Odds: 1 in 5.96 (16.78%)
  • Stated 20 Ticket Odds: 1 in 3.25 (30.78%)

Overall State Odds are 1 in 54.99 (1.8%) which might not be to applicable because you must play the 10 ticket or 20 ticket game.

I get a payback of 85% calculated from the prize table.

Release Date

February 14, 2017

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Number Match

Game Themes

Adventure

Player Strategy

At the same round price you can play different numbers of tickets.  If you like to play a $1 per round, you can play 20 Tickets at $0.05 or 10 Tickets at $0.10.

We know from the odds above that you win a little bit less often per ticket with 20 ticket play vs. 10 ticket play.  But it’s not clear with the information available if perhaps things even out with bigger prizes (maybe more bonus rounds) with the 20 ticket strategy.

Summary

It’s easy to see why Egyptian Oasis has become so popular and caught on with such a large community of players.

It has such a following, the Lottery recently released Egyptian Deluxe – an updated version of this classic (full review).

Good Luck!

Can I Buy Lottery Tickets with a Credit Card in Michigan?

Can You Buy Lottery Tickets with a Credit Card in Michigan?

Yes, you can.  If you are 18+ years old and a Michigan Resident located within Michigan, you can purchase lottery tickets online through the Michigan Lottery’s website.

Credit Cards Supported

The Michigan Lottery supports deposits for ticket purchases from Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Credit Cards.

Sorry no American Express.

The credit card must be in your name (authorized user OK) or you will need to verify that you have permission to use this payment source.

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Use a Credit Card in Store?

Sometimes.  Some Michigan Retailers will allow you to use a credit card to purchase Michigan Lottery tickets in store.

The Michigan Lottery used to indicate which retailers accepted credit cards with an icon within their retail locator tool.  I think this functionality may be coming soon after the recent website upgrade.

 

Michigan Lottery’s Shamrock Play Giveaway Promotion

Promotion Details

[Update April 19, 2018 here is a post with the full collection of winners]

[Update March 29, 2018 here’s a post about the $20,000 winner]

[Update March 19, 2018: this promotion is now over but if you participated, you might find it rewarding to complete the survey 🙂]

The Michigan Lottery is launching the Shamrock Play Giveaway!

Prizes

Top Prize

$20,000 (drawing March 21, 2018)

Bonus Prizes

  • $100 prizes (total of 10)
    • Entries: March 6 – March 11, 2018
    • Drawing: March 13, 2018
  • $300 prizes (total of 10)
    • Entries: March 12 – March 18, 2018
    • Drawing: March 21, 2018

Dates

Dates: March 6, 2018 to March 18, 2018 [13 days]

Entries

DayRequirementEntries
03/18/2018????10
03/18/2018????10
03/18/2018????10
03/17/2018Multiplier Max Out Play10
03/17/2018Queen of Diamonds Play10
03/17/2018Pot O' Gold Play10
03/16/2018Blackjack Doubler Play10
03/16/2018VIP Gold Play10
03/16/2018Instant Keno Play10
03/15/2018VIP Black Play10
03/15/2018Pure Gold Play10
03/15/2018HIT Play10
03/14/2018Slapshot Play10
03/14/2018Quick 6 Play10
03/14/2018Triple 7s Play10
03/13/2018Roll the Dice Play10
03/13/201825 Card Cash Play10
03/13/2018Instant Keno Multiplier Play10
03/12/2018Instant Keno Play10
03/12/2018Queen of Diamonds Play10
03/12/2018Instant Football Payout Play10
03/11/2018VIP Gold Play10
03/11/2018HIT Play10
03/11/2018King of Clubs Play10
03/10/2018VIP Black Play10
03/10/2018Pot O' Gold Play10
03/10/2018Egyptian Deluxe Play10
03/09/2018Slapshot Play10
03/09/2018Instant Keno Multiplier Play10
03/09/2018Triple 7s Play10
03/08/2018Blackjack Doubler Play10
03/08/2018Instant Football Payout Play10
03/08/201825 Card Cash Play10
03/07/2018Bullseye Keno Play10
03/07/2018Quick 6 Play10
03/07/2018King of Clubs Play10
03/06/2018HIT Play10
03/06/2018Multiplier Max Out Play10
03/06/2018Queen of Diamonds Play10
  • Earn entries daily by playing featured games or making a deposit
  • Earn a maximum of 530 entries per day
    • It looks like every day has an option to earn 500 entries with a $20+ deposit and 1+ Play of one of the daily featured games
    • You can earn each bonus only once daily

That’s all the details we’ve seen so far, but we’ll continue to update this post as we learn more.

Our Take

These multi-day campaigns always get me excited.   It’s excitement from another way to win: win with online instant games, win with daily deals, win with spin to win, and now you have a chance to win with Shamrock Play.

I’m taking it as an opportunity to raise my game.  Hopefully Shamrock Play will be as exciting as some of the past Michigan Lottery campaigns like April Showers Bring May Dollars, Cash Carnival, Keno Eclipse, …

Good Luck [it’s four leaf clover time]!

Quick Deal – Deposit Bonus

Quick Deal

For March 4, 2018, lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery:

A $5 bonus on a $40 deposit (a 12.5% bonus).

Fast Take

I love deposit bonuses to supercharge my play.

Some players who have been away for a while have even reported receiving $5 bonuses on a $10 deposit – that’s huge in percentage terms (50%).  My only question – why have you been away for so long?  Get back into the game!

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Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash

Quick Review

The Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash game offers a lot of action!

A lot of action in that every round deals you 25 cards with the possibility of lining up any of 5 suits (Hearts, Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, and Lottery Symbols) in any of 3 directions (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), plus the ability to unlock two bonus games (Gold Card or Wheel).

That’s a mouthful!  But if you like the idea of many, many different ways to win, I think this is a game for you.

Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash – 3 Diamond Vertical Winner

Full Review

Let’s take a look at the details (full rules and game page are available on the Michigan Lottery’s website)

How to Play

Main Game

Select the ticket price that you would like to play using the (+) and (-) buttons.

(1) Select PLAY or the space bar to start a new round (make a ticket purchase)

(2) Select each card location individually, or select REVEAL ALL to show all the symbols.

If you line up 3 or more symbols in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) you win.  Below is the prize table, the payoffs are multiples of your ticket price.

Gold Card Bonus Game

Uncovering a gold card will unlock the Gold Card Bonus Game.

In the Gold Card Bonus Game, you reveal cards one at a time until you hit the COLLECT card.

Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash – Gold Card Bonus Game

Wheel Bonus Game

Uncovering 3 wheel symbols will unlock the Wheel Bonus Game.

25 Card Cash Wheel Symbol

The Wheel Bonus Game is a spin to win game with a guaranteed prize

Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash – Wheel Bonus Game

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 overall odds are 1 in 3.85 (about a 26% win rate per ticket)

Calculated Payback: 87%

Release Date

October 10, 2017

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Form-a-Line

Game Themes

Cards

Player Strategy

I don’t see a way to increase your winning percentage, believe it comes down to your luck on any given day.

25 Card Cash – Two Way Winner – Horizontal and Diagonal

You do have control over the ticket price, so you can increase your price to go bigger or decrease your price for longer play.

Summary

Card Cash 25 is a ton of fun in its replay ability.  With so many cards of so many types you never get the same hand and you seldom win the same way.

In our opinion, one of the most entertaining games available in the Michigan Lottery’s collection.

Good Luck!

Quick Deal – Free Games of Blackjack Doubler

Quick Deal

Lucky site readers are reporting receiving the following offer from the Michigan Lottery (for February 27, 2018) – 5 Free Games of Blackjack Doubler.

Michigan Lottery’s Free Games of Blackjack Doubler Offer

Fast Take

Free Games – Nice! How can you go wrong with free games?  I usually use them to warm up or cool down a play session.

Never played Blackjack Doubler before, you can see our full review.

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