30 Adorable pups chosen for Michigan Lottery's Lucky Dog instant game

Could it get any cuter?

30 Adorable pups chosen for Michigan Lottery's Lucky Dog instant game
Winners of the Michigan Lottery Lucky Dog instant game promotion. Photograph credit to the Michigan Lottery.

What better way to get Michigan Lottery players excited about a game than to give them a chance to have their own dog's picture placed on the ticket?

That is exactly what happened, and the Michigan Lottery has now announced the 30 dogs whose precious faces will be adorning the tickets when they debut in June.

Paw-sitively precious dogs for Lucky Dog promotion

Back in November 2023, the Michigan Lottery announced a special contest they were having for an upcoming $1 instant game. The game was to be called Lucky Dog, where participants could enter their dog into a contest, and the Lottery would select 30 lucky dogs for the promotion.

If people thought their dog had the pet-tential to be featured on the ticket, they had to fill out an online form where they would submit a photo and a short bio explaining why their dog deserved the recognition.

The Lottery was updating its website and showing some of the dogs that were making it to the Top Dogs page. However, the 30 winners wouldn't be announced until the spring of 2024.

30 paw-recious pups selected

Springtime has arrived in Michigan, and that means it's time to announce the 30 lucky dogs. In a press release, the Michigan Lottery said the winners are:

  • Arlo, a Great Dane of Fowlerville
  • Aussie, a Pomeranian of Muskegon
  • Benny, a Chihuahua of Westland
  • Biggie, a French Bulldog of Walled Lake
  • Bruno, a German Shepherd of Belleville
  • Brutus, a Cane Corso of Gwinn
  • Bryley, a Labrador Retriever of Oxford
  • Charlie, a Mini Goldendoodle of Livonia
  • Chunk, a Boston Terrier of Wyoming
  • Docc, a Golden Retriever of Clare
  • Elliott, a Corgi of Monroe
  • Elvis, a Basset Hound of Sterling Heights
  • Fauxfur, a Schnauzer Poodle mix of Linwood
  • Freya, a Siberian Husky of Brooklyn
  • Ginger, a Boston Terrier of Lowell
  • Gru, a Pug of Muskegon
  • Guinea, a French Bulldog of Milford
  • Juno, a Black Lab of Alpena
  • Marlie, a Stafford Bull Terrier Border Collie mix of Munger
  • Max, a Golden Retriever of Sterling Heights
  • Nix, a Terrier mix of Dearborn
  • Oakie, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon of Grand Ledge
  • Penny, a Beagle of Pinckney
  • Royal, an English Bulldog of St. Johns
  • Tank, a Rottweiler of Hazel Park
  • Tao, a Maltese, a Shih Tzu Poodle mix of Tecumseh
  • Tucker, a German Shorthaired Pointer of Harrison
  • Tucker, a Toy Poodle of Okemos
  • Vera Jane, a Newfoundland Great Pyrenees mix of Byron
  • Zed, a French Bulldog of Muskegon

How can you not get excited about a new instant game when you have 30 dogs to look at?

The Michigan Lottery Commissioner, Suzanna Shkreli, said:

Collaborating with players — and their lucky dogs — to bring the Lucky Dog game to fruition has been a great experience for everyone at the Michigan Lottery. I recently met some of these wonderful pups and their owners, and seeing the reactions when they were given a replica Lucky Dog ticket featuring their dog was priceless! I expect the game to be a huge hit with players when it launches June 4!

Lucky Dog instant game debut

Now that the pups have been chosen, they can start putting their paw-recious faces on the tickets. The Lucky Dog instant game is scheduled to launch on June 4, 2024.

For the new instant game, each ticket will cost $1 and will give players an opportunity to win prizes ranging from $1 up to the top prize of $5,000. In total, the Lottery is giving out more than $5.5 million in cash prizes for Lucky Dog.

The Michigan Lottery said they would unveil images of the Lucky Dog tickets on their social media channels in the upcoming weeks.

Enjoy playing the Michigan Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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