General information about Michigan Classic Lotto 47
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 2005, or 15 years, 2 months and 24 days ago. MI Lotto is currently available only in Michigan. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as MI Lotto. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Michigan Lottery. In case you want to know more about Michigan Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.michiganlottery.com/lotto_47_info. Michigan Lotto 47 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Michigan Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Helpline: 1-800-270-7117
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Michigan Lotto 47 results
Michigan Lotto 47 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Michigan Lottery in Lansing. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 7:29 p.m. local time. The numbers are drawn using the random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on May 18, 2005, or 15 years, 2 months and 21 days ago.
How it works: picking up Michigan Lotto 47 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 47. As you can see, players are to choose six main Michigan Lotto 47 numbers from the range between 1 and 47 Michigan Lotto 47 numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
Michigan Classic Lotto 47 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the MI Lotto top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest MI Lotto jackpot ever has reached $23.5 million. It was set on March 3, 2008, or 12 years, 5 months and 7 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 4, 9, 25, 27, 30, and 42. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 10,737,573. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main Michigan Lotto 47 numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 10,737,573
1 : 43,649
1 : 873
1 : 50
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 47.
Michigan Classic Lotto 47 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $5, although the price per line is $1. An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely EZmatch. The idea is that when one or more of your regular draw numbers matches an EZmatch number, your winnings increase. The cost per play is $1, while the odds of winning EZmatch are 1 in 5. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold Michigan Lotto 47 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 39, 57, 35, 19, 5, and 42. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 2, 3, 9, 15, 16, and 29.
Payouts of Michigan Classic Lotto 47 prizes
In case you happen to win MI Lotto jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. If you choose annual payments, you will be receiving them in the course of 30 years. The lump-sum payment, in turn, amounts to approximately a half of the advertised jackpot. Take into account that you will have 60 days to take this decision. As for prizes of other categories, amounts of $600 or less will be automatically deposited to your account balance. To receive a prize between $600 and $50,000, you will need to submit the claim form. Amounts over $50,000 are only payable at the Michigan Lottery's central office in Lansing. Unfortunately, MI Lotto winnings are subject to taxation: in particular, prizes over $5,000 are subject to federal tax withholding and state income tax withholding at the current rate. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Michigan Lotto 47 results.