HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 22Issue 11MICHIGAN LOTTERY ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE ACCOUNT FUNDING OPTIONS

On April 1, the Michigan Lottery began providing players a new way to fund their online accounts through Online Game Cards sold via Lottery retailers that sell draw game tickets. In addition, the Lottery announced that it has teamed with PayPal to offer a new way to fund online game accounts.

In connection with the launch of the new Online Game Card, between April 1 and April 30 the Lottery is giving free bonus play to players who purchase one of the new cards purchased between April 1 and April 30, which includes a 50 percent bonus. Online Game Cards are printed from the retailer’s Lottery terminal and include a unique code that players can enter into their Michigan Lottery account for online play.  Players may redeem up to $200 – not including bonus play – in Online Game Cards per week in their online accounts.

This method of purchasing online play allows players to buy in store and play online without the use of a credit card or debit card. According to the Michigan Lottery, an estimated 25 percent of online players have used an Online Game Card at least once to fund their account. These cards also will remain available at retailers.

In addition, the Michigan Lottery has teamed up with PayPal to offer players a new and convenient way to fund their online game accounts.

Beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, Lottery players will be able to use PayPal to fund their accounts to play the Lottery’s online games. To make a deposit into their Lottery account, players must have a balance in their PayPal account or the account must be linked to a financial institution account. 

Players also may withdraw winnings and direct them to their PayPal accounts. To withdraw funds and put them into a PayPal account, players first must have successfully deposited funds into their online accounts using their PayPal account.

Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20. The Lottery added four draw games – Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 – to its online offerings in January.

More than 276,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014.




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