Do you enjoy playing the Michigan Lottery? There may be a whole new lottery experience that you may not even be aware of — the official Michigan Lottery app, which provides players with a variety of ways that make playing the MI Lottery easier and more fun
The MI Lottery doesn’t always get the greatest reviews from players — due to design and being slow — so the app may not be ideal for the casual lottery player. But if you are the type of player who plays the live or even traditional lottery games on a weekly basis, you should give it a try to see what it can do for you.
Whether it’s playing online games, buying draw tickets, checking winning tickets, monitoring the latest promotion, the official app could be a “game-changer” for you.
Let’s take a look at the main functions of the MI Lottery app and what players can do with the app.
If you don’t yet have the MI Lottery app, getting started is easy as creating an account and downloading the app.
The Michigan Lottery app is available for both Apple and Android devices with the app available for tablets and phones. The process the download the app is slightly different depending on what device you have.
As you would expect, the Michigan Lottery iOS app is available in the Apple iOS App Store for users on iOS 10 and above. If you have an Android device, you will not find it on the Google Play Store due to restrictions for real money apps. Instead, you will be able to download the app directly from the Michigan Lottery.
For Android users, before you install the Michigan Lottery app you must go to the “Security” section in Settings and “allow installation of apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.” You can then download the app as you would any other Android app and be able to access the app from the home screen on your phone.
You can do a variety of things with the MI Lottery app, although the practical uses can vary from having little benefit to being extremely useful. In this section, we will go over the main uses of the app, from most beneficial to least useful.
The “Games” tab of the app will allow you to view all games that are available online and in-store. In this section, players can also filter games by game type, ticket cost, top prize, game theme and play style. While many games require a purchase from a MI Lottery retailer in person, you can still find a variety of information on the games. After clicking on a game, you will be able to find info on where to purchase tickets, the number of prizes remaining and how to play the games.
While players aren’t able to play most of the games that are traditionally available in-store, the MI Online Lottery offers a robust selection of instant games that can be played online — just make sure to select “Online” from the available filters. Although players can play games directly from the app, we have noticed that play from a web-browser may be less buggy. Some games are not available while using the app and other games may require that the orientation of your device be limited vertically.
Those players who don’t wish to play the real money games can try out demo versions of most games or view odds, “how to play” guides and prizes available for each game.
Although most of the games available for purchase are “instant” games, players can purchase select lottery draw games such as Powerball directly from the app.
Players who play draw games will find a lot to like in the MI Lottery app. Results for a variety of draw games are easily accessible: Michigan Club Keno, Powerball, Michigan Mega Millions, Fantasy 5, Lotto47, Daily 3, Daily 4, Lucky for Life, PokerLotto and Keno $250,000. Players can find this information under the “Results” tab in the app.
While under the Results tab, users can easily view the results from the last drawing or search previous drawings. You can also easily view payouts as well as retailers where you can purchase tickets. Players who play select games (Powerball, Mega Millions, Fantasy 5 and Lotto47) can even purchase tickets directly from the app. Easy Pick, Combo My Numbers and Favorite Purchase tools are available while purchasing draw tickets.
Are you a winner? You can find out right away by using the MI Lottery ticket scanner in the app. If your lottery ticket has a bar code, simply scan the ticket to instantly see if you are a winner, without the need to manually check your numbers. The ticket scanner is available every day from 6 AM to 2 AM.
Although this section is last on the list, it should not be discounted. The app provides players with links to a variety of additional resources that are not found directly in the MI Lottery app. Most of the additional helpful information can be found under the “More” tab at the bottom of the app.
Under this tab, you can find helpful links on information about responsible gambling, news, winners, how to claim a prize and the location of Michigan Lottery retailers — just to name a few.
You can also be directed to the Michigan Lottery’s customer support, which includes live chat and email, where you will be directed to submit questions or chat with live support via a web browser.
The app also contains a tab dedicated entirely to the Michigan Lottery’s many promotions. In this section, find information on the welcome offer, exclusive offers and giveaways. The promotion page also offers players a free “Daily Spin to Win” opportunity which allows players the chance to win a piece of $5,000 in cash that is given away each month.
There are some great uses for the MI Lottery app but there is also some interesting options and features that make using the app even easier to use.
To help make using the MI Lottery app more secure, users can select the option to use their fingerprint for logging on. Not only does this make using the app safer for users but it’s also much easier to use since the fingerprint negates the need for a password.
The app also allows for personalization to allow users to customize the app to their personal tastes through a feature called Rearrange. This feature will allow app users to adjust their homepage, which will set games and results based on what they want to see.
To get the most use out of the MI Lottery app, you first need a Michigan Lottery account. Players who register using bonus code MICHIGAN10 will even receive a 50% up to $100 bonus plus 10 free games.