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Michigan Lottery Fast Facts

The Michigan Lottery reported annual sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2012, and generated $770 million in net revenue for the state School Aid Fund, which supports public education programs throughout the state.  Retailers received annual commissions of $172.1 million, while Michigan Lottery players collected prizes worth $1.36 billion.

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Totals: 1972 Start-up through fiscal year 2012 
Total Lottery Ticket Sales $50 billion
Net Revenue to Aid Education $17.3 billion
Retailer Commissions $3.2 billion
Prizes to Players $26.8 billion

Largest Jackpots Awarded in Michigan 
$208,000,000  The largest jackpot in Michigan Lottery history was won by a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, on April 22, 2005.  The advertised jackpot was $205,000,000, but high tickets sales raised the amount to $208,000,000.
$181,500,000  The Big Game set the record for the largest jackpot in North American history on May 9, 2000 when it reached $363,000,000.  Larry Ross of Shelby Township won half of that jackpot, as he was one of the two winning ticket holders for the May 9, 2000 Big Game drawing.
$141,000,000  Steve Mays of Gladstone became the Upper Peninsula's first multi-state jackpot winner on October 29, 2010, with a lucky Mega Millions ticket.

Highest Payouts in Michigan Lottery History 
Daily 3 $4,965,980 on June 10, 1986 for the number 123 - 489% of the amount wagered that day.
Daily 4 $21,660,452 on January 29, 2010 for the number 1010 - 3,371.4% of the amount wagered that day.
Michigan Lotto $48,785,500 on February 25, 1995 (total jackpot, plus prizes for matching 4 and 5 numbers).
Mega Millions $208,863,361 on April 22, 2005 (total jackpot plus all individual prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000).

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Disclaimer:  The only basis for a valid Lottery claim is compliance with the Lottery Statute and the Lottery Rules.  No valid Lottery claim may be premised on human, electronic, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, displayed, or transmitted.  No valid Lottery claim can be premised upon any intentional human, 
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Authority: Act 239, 1972, as amended.

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