How to Play in Michigan

The Michigan Lottery allows its players to take part online as well as in-store. This makes it even easier to get involved in drawings as you just can log in on your phone or computer wherever you are in the Great Lake State. Find out more about how Powerball and Mega Millions work in Michigan.


Here is how to play Powerball in Michigan. Ticket sales stop at 9:45 p.m. ET on draw days – that is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. If you play online, they resume immediately for the next draw, while in-store ticket sales start again after the night’s drawing has taken place.

To win the Powerball jackpot, you need to match all six of the numbers that are drawn. You can also win prizes for matching fewer numbers, starting with $4 for just the Powerball on its own.

Monday's Est. Powerball Jackpot:

$102 Million

Mega Millions

Mega Millions draw days are Tuesdays and Fridays. You have longer to get your tickets in than you do for Powerball, as sales do not close on draw nights until 10:45 p.m. Learn how to play Mega Millions in Michigan.

You are guaranteed to win a prize if you match the Mega Ball, with the value of payouts increasing as you match more numbers. The jackpot starts at $20 million and keeps growing until someone wins.

Tuesday's Est. Mega Millions Jackpot:

$279 Million

Additional Play Options in Michigan

When you play online in Michigan, you can subscribe to have your tickets automatically purchased each week. You can also save numbers as a favorite purchase so that you don’t have to pick them afresh every time you log on. There’s a similar option in-store, as you can ask for a Replay for any ticket from the past 31 days and all your selections will be reprinted.

It's easiest to claim prizes if you play online, as you are automatically alerted when you win. You can also check results in the Past Draws section of your account. You’ll need to submit a claim form for any prize of more than $600, while payouts of more than $50,000 must be claimed in person from the Michigan Lottery office in Lansing. The claim period is one year from the drawing date.

The Michigan Lottery

The Michigan Lottery, established in 1972, has raised more than $26 billion for the School Aid Fund over the past half a century. The biggest win in the state’s history was a $1 billion Mega Millions payout that went to the Wolverine FFL club in January 2021. Big Powerball winners from Michigan include Donald Lawson from Lapeer, who picked up $337 million in August 2012.