HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 18Issue 35Michigan Lottery Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

On November 13, 2012 the Michigan Lottery held a ceremony in celebration of its 40thanniversary. Among those in attendance were former Michigan Lottery Commissioners Tom Weber, Don Gilmer, Jerry Crandall, Mike Carr, Gus Harrison, as well as current commissioner M. Scott Bowen.

During the 2012 fiscal year, the Lottery has made record contributions of over $770 million to the Michigan School Aid Fund. Since November of 1972, the Lottery has generated over $17 billion for public education while paying out $26.8 billion in prizes to players .

Notably, Lottery Commissioner Bowen stated that the Lottery now intends to develop online ticket sales over the next year. “Our next logical step is to sell tickets over the Internet. We hope to be able to present this to our players by this time next year”. Last year, the US Department of Justice confirmed a ruling to allow for internet wagers. However, a bill (above) has been introduced by Michigan Senator Green (R-Mayville) to block the sale of lottery tickets over the internet. Senate Bill 1003 has been in front of the Senate’s Committee on Regulatory Reform for review as of March 6, 2012.

For more information on The Michigan Lottery’s distributions of revenues, annual reports, and news, please visit www.michiganlottery.com

 

 

 

 

The Michigan Gaming Newsletter would like to thank Scott Nuyttens for his contributions to this Newsletter.

 

 

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