Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s HIT

Quick Review

What is HIT?

It’s something of a mystery … my best guess is that it’s part of a longer phrase similar to Michigan Lottery’s Hit It Big Game, and on that point HIT definitely delivers.

The game features a top prize of $60,000 with multiple ways to win: match a winning number, collect three coin tokens for the HIT prize, or collect three bank tokens to enter the bonus game.

Michigan Lottery’s HIT Game

Overall HIT provides a real nice assortment of play options and prizes.

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!

Bank Race Bonus Game

Not a Bank Run, a Bank Race – much more fun!

Find 3 Bank Symbols to unlock the Bank Race Bonus Game.

The Bonus Game might look a little complicated at first, but it’s quite fun with some big prizes!

Michigan Lottery’s HIT Bank Race Bonus Game

The race is between the four columns:  Coin, Bill, Money Bag, and Briefcase where each of the prizes is a multiplier of your ticket prize.  In the picture shown, the Money Bag would provide a 400x multiplier (a prize of 400 x $2 = $800) while the Briefcase would provide a 800x multiplier (a prize of 800 x $2 = $1,600).

Turning over a Coin, Bill, Money Bag, or Briefcase tile moves you one level up the column (1 of 4).  An up arrow symbol moves all the columns up one level.

Turning over a 2x Multiplier Symbol doubles the multiplier values.

The HIT Prize

Find 3 coin symbols to unlock the HIT Prize.

The HIT Prize is 500x your ticket cost:

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

TICKETS PER Round

4 Options: 5, 10, 15, 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 $0.25 to $40 per round:

Odds

Stated Odds are the following:

Looks like odds of winning per ticket go down with more tickets purchased, but my guess is that this is compensated with bigger prizes (more Bonus Games and HIT Prizes).

Calculated Payback: 87%

Release Date

March 30, 2016

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Number Match

Game Themes

Money

Player Strategy

Difficult to formulate a strategy given the declining odds we see above.  I think we really need more information to know if there is an advantage to playing more or fewer tickets per round.

As a luck based game, it’s generally tough to increase your winning percentage.  But if you find a strategy that works for you, we would love to know!

Summary

High Intensity Training (HIT)- CrossFit anyone?  Michigan Lottery’s HIT Game will get the adrenaline going without all that work!

HIT may always be something of a mystery, but it definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Best of Luck!

 

Can I Gamble Online in Michigan?

Can You Gamble Online In Michigan?

Yes, you can.  If you are 18+ years old and a Michigan Resident located within Michigan, you can play 50+ online games offered by the Michigan Lottery.

In addition to the big prize games (Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, …) that the Lottery is best known for, the Michigan Lottery offers a number of games that you can play online instantly from classic casino style games (Blackjack Doubler, Instant Keno, Queen of Diamonds, …) to all types of new style games.

The Online Michigan Lottery provides:

  • a safe, fair, and fun play experience,
  • support for most major credit/debit cards [and bank withdrawals for winnings],
  • great customer service,
  • and funding to schools

Interested in taking a look? See our quick start guide (the Michigan Lottery is currently offering a very nice startup bonus!)

Other Non-Lottery Options?

Not for me.  Too many potential issues:

Other Options – Illegal?

  • It might be illegal at the Federal Level, so says the FBI in this post
    • Others disagree, but they list so many caveats that it sounds unclear and risky
  • It definitely appears to be illegal at the Michigan State Level

Other Options – Trust?

  • Do you trust an overseas internet casino to be both fair and safe?
  • Do you even trust sites that offer to rate the trustworthiness of overseas internet casinos?
  • Do you trust them with your money?  Do you trust them with your personal information?

Other Options – Payments/Withdrawals?

  • Can you easily make deposits to these overseas internet casinos with credit and debit cards?
  • Can you easily make withdrawals to your bank account?

Quick Deal – Free Games of ML’s Kings of Clubs

Quick Deal

Today (February 15, 2018) the Michigan Lottery offered lucky site readers free games of King of Clubs upon login.

Michigan Lottery’s Valentine’s Holiday King of Clubs Promotion

Fast Take

This was a really nice bonus on the final day of the Valentine’s Holiday Promotion to receive 10 free games of King of Clubs from the Michigan Lottery.

Multiple readers  told me they won prizes in the $30 to $50 range on these games (unusual but it does happen) and used those wins to see how far the streak would go!

Never played King of Clubs before – see our complete review

Join the Fun!

No Michigan Lottery Account?

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

Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Blackjack Doubler

Quick Review

Blackjack Doubler is an online instant game offered by the Michigan Lottery.  Similar to the classic blackjack casino game where you compete with the dealer for the closest hand to 21.

Michigan Lottery’s Blackjack Doubler Game

Blackjack Doubler offers a nice top prize as high as $50,000 with a ton of play options [1-12] hands (tickets) per round and ticket prices that range from ($0.10 – $2).  The action feels well timed and the chance for a Blackjack to double your prize, or a pair of golden cards to unlock the bonus game adds a fun level of suspense.

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 (hands) 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 set of cards (prize location) individually, or select REVEAL ALL to reveal all the prizes.

If your hand is larger than the dealer’s hand you win the prize shown.  A Blackjack will double the prize shown, and a pair of golden cards will activate the Golden Cards Bonus Game.

The cards are totaled for you in an upper right box Face Cards (King, Queen, and Jacks) count as 10, a single Ace as 11, and two Aces as 12.

A Blackjack is an Ace and a Face Card (King, Queen, or Jack)

Blackjack Doubler (Golden Cards) Bonus Game

The Bonus Game is really impressive.

In the first round you turn over 10 hands and win the prizes shown when you outdraw the dealer.

The hands you lose are eliminated in the next round but each winning hand is multiplied by the round bonus.

So Hand 3 is gone in Round 2 because I lost in Round 1, but in round 2 every prize is doubled – so the $30 win becomes $60 – nice!

The game goes on until you run out of playable hands.

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $50,000

Ticket Price

TICKETS PER HAND

12 Options: [1-12] Tickets per Round

Tickets [1-6] play against Dealer A and Tickets [7-12] play against Dealer B

PRICE PER TICKET

5 Options: $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2

Round Price

Huge number of options from $0.10 to $24 per round:

Odds

Stated odds for the game are 1 in 20.61 (a hand should win 4.85% of the time)

If you play all 12 hands per round you should win at least one hand in the round around 58% of the time.

I calculate a very nice 89% payback when summing up the odds table (not sure if that includes all bonus games).

Release Date

September 19, 2017

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Multiplier

Game Themes

Cards

Player Strategy

As a luck based game, I don’t know of a play strategy to increase your winning percentage.  But if you find something that works for you we would love to know!

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.

Summary

Blackjack Doubler is definitely one of my favorites.  The classic style and overall smooth play just make it feel right.  And of course fun play and big prizes!

While the game has no soundtrack (just sound effects) sometimes I swear that I hear Black Jack Davey playing in the background …

Take you where the grass grows green, You never will want for money

🙂

Good Luck!

Quick Deal – $2 Free Play

Quick Deal

For Day 2 (February 14, 2018) of the Michigan Lottery’s Valentine’s Day Promotion, lucky site members are reporting receiving $2 of free play on login.

Fast Take

What’s better than free play?

I’ll definitely play a few rounds tonight and add this on as additional bonus play!

Join the Fun!

Need an account?

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

Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s VIP Gold

Quick Review

Are you a fan of VIP Black (full game review), but want to go bigger?  Then I bet you’ll love VIP Gold.  Not only can you go bigger with tickets per round (30 vs. VIP Black’s 20), but the payback to the larger prizes is bigger too!

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Gold Game

VIP Gold looks and sounds different than VIP Black (more modern look, a relaxed theme track) but it still offers the same exciting game play experience.  Each ticket has multiple ways to win: match a winning number, contain gold (3, 4, or 5 pieces are an instant win), or launch the Golden Doubler Bonus Game.

Overall the game is a big win!

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!

Golden Doubler Bonus Game

Turning over a Bonus Ticket Symbol

will launch the Golden Doubler Bonus Game

In the doubler game – you win when you match 4 prize amounts, but along the way you can collect doubler tiles where each doubler tile doubles the prizes.

Gold Collector Game

You can also win by turning over tickets containing gold nuggets:

3 Nuggets – Win 30x Ticket Price ($2 Tickets win $60)

4 Nuggets – Win 300x Ticket Price ($2 Tickets win $600)

5 Nuggets – Win 3000x Ticket Price ($2 Tickets win $6,000)

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

Tickets Per Hand

3 Options: 10, 20, or 30

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:

Odds

For the 10 Ticket Game: 1 in 5.92 (around 16.9% per round)

For the 20 Ticket Game: 1 in 3.23 (around 31% per round)

For the 30 Ticket Game: 1 in 2.35 (around 42.6% per round)

The overall number of winners is lower than VIP Black, but you should win more each time you hit.

Release Date

August 1, 2017

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Collector, Number Match

Game Themes

Money

Player Strategy

As a luck based game, it’s tough to find a strategy to increase your winning percentage.

(It’s also difficult to tell from the rules documentation) – but does purchasing more tickets give you a better shot at golden nugget collection?  You would think so – if the odds of getting a nugget stay the same, playing 30 tickets would give you a better chance of winning the gold collector bonus than playing 10 tickets.

I don’t know if it does work that way,  but if it does it would be better to play more tickets at a lower price – for instance 20 tickets at $0.25 instead of 10 tickets at $0.50 if your goal is to generate these bonuses.

If you find any strategies that work for you, we would love to know!

Summary

Doesn’t gold just feel more real.  At least more real than those Bitcoins floating around in the ether, now that’s real gambling!  [redacted Internet please don’t hack our site we believe in Bitcoin too 🙂 ]

VIP Gold is a fun game that delivers!

Good Luck!

Quick Deal – Free Games of Queen of Diamonds with Deposit

Quick Deal

The Michigan Lottery is offering the following deal:

For February 13, 2018 only, score 5 free games of Queen of Diamonds with a $20+ dollar deposit.

Fast Take

This is a fun Valentine’s deal.  If you’ve never played Queen of Diamonds before here is our complete guide.

What’s even more exciting, it’s looks like this is part 1 of 3 days of deals!  I’m ready for some Valentine’s gaming action!

Join the Fun!

No Michigan Lottery Account?

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

 

Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s VIP Black

Quick Review

Who doesn’t want to be a VIP?  Status, luxury, a big bank account?  Sounds good to me!

The Michigan Lottery’s VIP Black Game is an Online Instant – Scratch Off style game that’s quick to learn and exciting to play.

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Black Game – Two Winners

An interesting element that sets VIP Black a part from other scratch off style games are the two bonus games (Ruby and Diamond).  Three rubies or three diamonds will launch a guaranteed win bonus game.  It’s nice to have multiple ways to win and each ticket can match a winning number, contain a ruby, and contain a diamond.

Overall the game is a delight.

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 Play

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 SCRATCH ALL to reveal all the prizes.

Match a winning number and you win the prize shown!

Ruby Bonus Game

Finding 3 Rubies will unlock the Ruby Bonus Game.

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Black – Ruby Bonus Game

The Ruby Bonus Game is a spin to win game – with a guaranteed prize.

Diamond Bonus Game

Finding 3 Diamonds will unlock the Diamond Bonus Game.

Michigan Lottery’s VIP Black – Diamond Bonus Game

In this guaranteed win bonus game you select diamond shields to reveal prizes.

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $60,000

Ticket Price

Tickets Per Hand

2 Options: 10 or 20

Price per Ticket

5 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:

So you can play anywhere from $0.50 to $40 per round.

Odds

For the 10 Ticket Game: 1 in 3.73 (around 26.8% per round)

For the 20 Ticket Game: 1 in 2.15 (around 46.5% per round)

Release Date

July 21, 2015

Game Styles

Bonus Round, Number Match

Game Themes

Gems

Player Strategy

As a luck based game, it’s tough to find a strategy to increase your winning percentage.

(It’s also difficult to tell from the rules documentation) – but does purchasing more tickets give you a better shot at the bonus rounds?  You would think so – if the odds of getting a ruby or a diamond stay the same, playing 20 tickets would give you a better chance of entering a bonus round than playing 10 tickets.

I don’t know if it does work that way,  but if it does it would be better to play more tickets at a lower price – for instance 20 tickets at $0.25 vs. 10 tickets at $0.50 if your goal is to get to the bonus rounds.

If you find any strategies that work for you, we would love to know!

Summary

Fame or Fortune – Yes, thank you, I’ll take both.

VIP Black is a great game that offers a lot of fun play.

Good Luck!

 

Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Instant Football Payout

Quick Review

The Michigan Lottery’s Instant Football Payout is a fun football themed online game similar in many respects to in store scratch off tickets.

Instant Football Payout includes a nice variety of play options with ticket prices ranging from $0.10 to $10 and the substantial $100,000 max prize is a real draw.  Win the game by matching 3 prizes (hidden behind 9 footballs).

Overall, the graphics are clean and the controls are easy to use.  The multiplier (which multiplies game prizes) and the high energy background music add to the excitement level!

Full Review

Launched in December of 2017 (complete game rules, game page), Michigan Lottery’s Instant Football Payout has a fun high energy feel.  Let’s take a look :

How to Play

Simply select your ticket price with 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 SCRATCH ALL to reveal all ticket prizes

If you match three like prize amounts you win that prize times the multiplier!

Michigan Lottery’s Instant Football Payout Winning Ticket

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $100,000

Ticket Price

7 Options: $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10

Odds

Overall Odds: 1 in 3.29

[So that’s around a 30.4% chance of winning on each ticket]

Calculated Payback: 93%

Release Date

December 6, 2017

Game Styles

Multiplier, Number Match

Game Themes

Sports

Multipliers

While not detailed in the game documentation, as evidenced from game play:

Multipliers: 1x, 2x, 5x, and 10x

Player Strategy

As a luck based game, I don’t know of any specific strategies that can increase your win percentage.  But if you find a strategy that works for you we would love to know!

You do have control over the ticket price.  So if today is your day, increase the ticket price to go bigger; if you want to slow things down and enjoy the ride (perhaps wait for the right opportunity) just lower the ticket price.

Summary

The Michigan Lottery’s Instant Football Payout is an exciting game that really delivers.  For me it’s the multiplier that adds the spice, definitely a go to game!

Good Luck!

 

Quick Deal – $5 Free Play with Play

Quick Deal

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

For February 10, 2018 only, unlock $5 of free play after playing $25

Fast Take

Awesome deal, more chances (20% more on first $25) however you like to play.

Join the Fun!

Need an account?

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