Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Michigan?
Michigan law allows that winners of more than $10,000 in MI state lottery games can remain anonymous. However, MI players who win a MUSL (multi-state lottery) game such as Powerball or Mega Millions are required to reveal their identity.
Can I buy a MI Lottery ticket online?
If you’re in Michigan, you can purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets through the Michigan Lottery page on Lottery.com!
How long does it take to receive MI Lottery winnings?
According to the MI Lottery, cash prizes of up to and including $50,000 can be claimed at any Lottery regional office between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. A timeline is not specified for how long it takes to receive payouts for jackpot winnings or prizes larger than $50,000.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the MI lottery?
Michigan Lottery prizes are subject to federal, state, and local income taxes, although the Michigan Lottery will not withhold any taxes on prizes of $600 or less. For any Michigan Lottery prize of greater than $5,000, the MI Lottery is required to withhold an estimated 24% in federal taxes and 4.25% in state taxes.
About the Michigan Lottery
The Michigan Lottery was started with the passage of the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely Lottery Act, known as the Michigan Lottery Act, in 1972. The first game to go on sale was the Green Ticket game, which began on November 13, 1972. The first instant games began on October 7, 1975. Terminal-based games commenced on June 6, 1977, when the Daily 3 game was introduced. The first "Michigan Lotto" game was introduced on August 13, 1984. The first The Big Game (now Mega Millions) ticket was sold on August 31, 1996.
All profits from the sale of Michigan Lottery tickets - more than $23.4 billion since 1972 - go to the School Aid Fund. In fact, the Michigan Lottery contributed over a billion dollars to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2019 alone.
To learn more about the Michigan Lottery please visit the official Michigan Lottery website.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.