By M. Scott Bowen
Michigan Lottery Commissioner
The phrase “for life” resonates strongly with Michigan Lottery players. Hearing that a game offers a prize “for life” quickly gets Lottery players daydreaming about winning the big prize and how it would change their lives.
That’s why the Cash For Life instant games have been some the most popular and successful games offered by the Lottery. The next round of Cash For Life games is designed to generate even more excitement by offering the biggest top prizes ever in the Cash For Life family of games.
On April 7, the Lottery will debut a redesigned “for life” instant game with larger top prizes than last year’s counterparts. The new Cash For Life instant game family will include: $500 A Week For Life ($1 per ticket, with a top prize $100 larger than the 2014 game), $1,000 A Week For Life ($2 per ticket, with a top prize $200 larger than the 2014 game), $2,500 A Week For Life ($5 per ticket, with a top prize $500 larger than the 2014 game), and $5,000 A Week For Life ($10 per ticket, with a top prize $1,000 larger than the 2014 game).
We’re excited about the sales opportunities that the new “for life” games will bring retailers across the state. We expect the bigger top prizes offered in each game to attract more players and to continue to make “for life” instant games a player favorite. The refreshed ticket design will also make the new games easy for players to recognize on retailers’ shelves and that is expected to promote sales.
NEW INSTANT TICKETS: These tickets go on sale April 7:
IG # 725 $500 A Week For Life $1
IG # 726 $1,000 A Week For Life $2
IG # 727 $2,500 A Week For Life $5
IG # 728 $5,000 A Week For Life $10
NEW PULL TAB TICKETS: These tickets go on sale April 6:
MI # 557 Detroit Tigers $1
MI # 540 $1,000,000 Riches $5
INSTANT GAMES SET TO EXPIRE:
IG # 640 Black & Gold $10
IG # 649 50X The Cash $2
IG # 658 $50,000,000 Celebration $5
IG # 661 20th Anniversary Wild Time $20
IG # 669 Frogger $2
IG # 671 Lucky Number Bingo $2
IG # 621 $100,000 Bingo $3
IG # 648 Life In The Cash Lane $10
IG # 662 Oh Deer! $2
IG # 663 Golden Gift $2
IG # 664 Silver Bell Bucks $2
IG # 665 $500,000 Riches $2
PULL TAB GAMES SET TO EXPIRE:
MI # 523 10x The Cash $1
MI #504 Casino Craze $1
MI #506 Win Big $1
MI # 517 Deer Camp $1
MI #513 Detroit Lions $1
MI # 505 $100,000 Mega Bucks $2
MI # 512 Quick Cash $.50
TICKET ACTIVATION: Retailers are reminded to activate all game tickets before putting them on sale to ensure winning tickets may be redeemed by players.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In the 2014 fiscal year, the Lottery’s contribution to Michigan’s public schools was $742.8 million. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed nearly $19 billion to education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and online at www.michiganlottery.com.
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