About the Michigan Lottery
The Michigan lottery was approved by voters on May 16, 1972, and the 50-cent green game ticket first went on sale on November 13, in the same year. In the following years, the MI lottery results have created many millionaires, with the first $1 million prize going to Hermus Millsaps from Taylor on February 22, 1973. The Michigan lottery has created many more big winners over the past few decades, with Classic Lotto 47 emerging as the state's biggest lottery.
These days, the MI Classic Lotto 47 is a guaranteed millionaire maker, with the jackpots on this game starting at $1 million. The first Lotto 47 tickets went on sale way back on December 3, 1989, with the first drawing taking place just three days later, on December 6. In addition to the $1 million Lotto 47 jackpot, prizes are also awarded for matching three, four and five numbers. To play the MI Classic Lotto 47, simply select six numbers from a pool of numbers that range from 1 up to 47 and hope to get lucky.
Drawings are held at 7:29 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday for all Michigan lottery games, with Wednesday's drawings being commonly referred to as 'big Wednesday results'. The range of lotteries in Michigan includes seven other lotteries, such as the Daily 4, Fantasy 5, Keno and Midday 4. The Michigan lottery has a strong history of giving proceeds to education and since its creation in 1972, the MI lottery has donated over $15 billion to the state's education system.
In 2005, Michigan started selling Mega Millions tickets, but it wasn't until January 31, 2010, that they began to offer Powerball tickets to MI residents. The Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries are now some of the most popular in Michigan, with many residents keeping an eye out for Powerball numbers.
From February 15 until May 24, 2010, the Michigan lottery ran a special competition where five players won a trip to meet Aerosmith during a three day trip to Cleveland, Ohio, where they attended the 'Ultimate Rock Star Party' at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The event took place on Thursday, October 28 with the winners visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, before attending an intimate concert with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer.