Michigan Lottery Jackpot Game Improves Second-Chance Offerings

Michigan Lottery Jackpot Game Improves Second-Chance Offerings

The best-case scenario for each lottery ticket purchase is obviously hitting the game’s biggest prize. That’s far from the most likely scenario, though. For all the failed attempts at snagging the big wins, there’s a new Michigan Lottery jackpot.

The Michigan Lottery has revamped its second-chance drawing program with new technology for online sales. The innovations will make it easier for players to participate. As a result, playing could be more lucrative as well.

Michigan Lottery jackpot for non-winning tickets

Instant Win Gaming (IWG), which provides instant games to the Michigan Lottery, is behind the new rollout. IWG aptly named the new game Monthly Jackpot. It works just as the name suggests, though there are more immediate prizes, too.

Plays start at just $0.50 and go up to $20. Currently, the game is only available for online lottery play. The value of the instant-win prizes for winning tickets depends on the cost of the play. The maximum instant prize is $100,000. The overall odds of winning any instant prize are 1 in 4.28.

For those who buy a non-winning ticket, not all hope is lost. Each month, the Michigan Lottery will hold a drawing for the game’s second-chance progressive jackpot. One lucky player will take the entire pot.

According to a press release, players accumulate entries for the drawing by playing the game. Each $0.50 in plays increases the value of that month’s jackpot. Drawings will take place on the final days of each calendar month. On the first day of each month, the game resets. The starting jackpot each month is $5,000.

As of Tuesday morning, the value of the progressive jackpot for April was over $240,000. While the odds of winning that pot could leave individual players a slim chance, getting that chance is easier than ever.

Michigan IWG tech streamline plays

This game represents the first combination of two products for IWG. Those are InstantPulse and InstantReplay. Both provide a critical feature for Monthly Jackpot.

InstantPulse automatically updates the visuals of Monthly Jackpot for players, so they know when the game has reset for a new month. InstantReplay is the engine behind IWG’s instant-win games.

“Monthly Jackpot blends InstantReplay and InstantPulse to deliver a truly novel eInstant,” said Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO.

“It’s fantastic to see this game go live with our long-time partner, the Michigan Lottery. We put a lot of effort into delivering a brand-new style of eInstant progressive jackpot that is fully in keeping with a traditional lottery second chance program.”

“And, we expect the game’s frequent updating of colors, symbols, and themes to set a whole new standard for eInstants going forward. Credit must go to the Michigan Lottery for becoming the first to launch Monthly Jackpot, and we’re confident it will lead to superior results.”

The beauty of working with IWG for the Michigan Lottery is that IWG handles all the game administration. The benefit for players is that their non-winning Monthly Jackpot tickets could still net them a win.

Author: Tyler Gutierrez