The official Michigan Online Lottery mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app features a crispy interface that offers access to the same games and features that are available through the browser-based application.
Availability and system requirements
The Michigan Online Lottery mobile app is available on both iOS and Android devices (including Sony and Samsung). It can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple users, and as a third-party application for Android users. Google does not allow apps that enable the purchase of lottery tickets in the Google Play Store.
iOS devices must run iOS 10.0 or higher to download the app. Devices able to run iOS 10.0 or higher include the 5th generation iPhone and later; the iPad Air 4th generation plus; the iPad Mini 2 plus; and the iPod Touch 6th generation plus.
The Android app is compatible with all smartphones and tablets running operating system version 5.0 – Lollipop – or higher. Android 5.0 was released in 2014, and all new Android devices run this or newer software. If you have an older device, however, it is worth double-checking.
To check which version of iOS you are running, navigate to Settings > General > About.
To check which version of Android you are running, navigate to Settings > About Phone and scroll down.
Bonuses for app users
The bonuses available to you on the Michigan Lottery mobile app are the same as those available online.
When you sign up for your account through the app, there will be an optional field on the registration form to enter a promo code. Make sure to enter the code listed on this page to claim the top bonus available.
The standard lottery welcome bonus is a 50% first-deposit match up to the value of $100 plus 10 free games. For example, depositing $50 will give you $75 to play. You must deposit at least $10 to qualify. The offer is not available to players who deposit using the lottery’s Online Game Card or who have claimed a different welcome bonus.
You can opt to register through the app or on the Michigan iLottery website, and you can use your same account to access both the app and web services.
Mobile games overview
Through the Michigan Lottery app, you have access to a vast catalog of lottery drawings and instant games. The prizes and jackpots available through the app are the same as those available through the website.
Powerball and Mega Millions are two multistate lotteries you can purchase tickets for on the app. The jackpots for both of these nationwide lotteries begin at $40 million, and each has two drawings per week. Mega Millions is drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. and Powerball is drawn on Wednesdays and Sundays at 10:59 p.m.
The mobile app offers access to almost 60 instant games, with bet sizes ranging from $0.01 to $50. Examples of some of the top games include:
Load times vary, with some games loading in 10 seconds and some taking over 30 seconds on the same smartphone.
Make sure to enable landscape mode on your phone before playing, as this will be required for game interfaces to function properly.
Daily Spin to Win is another one of the app’s popular offerings. This is a free-to-play game, and you are given one daily spin. Prizes available include the $5,000 jackpot, extra spins for the game, and free plays for the various lottery drawings.
You can also watch Keno drawings as they take place from the app.
Other app features
Other than access to instant and draw games, the mobile app allows you to view a rewards and promotions catalog, read lottery news, check lottery winning numbers, and find a Michigan lottery retailer close to your location.
Once you have registered or logged in to an account, you can deposit or withdraw money by accessing the hamburger menu in the corner of the screen.
In addition to PayPal and Neteller, all major credit and debit cards can be used to deposit funds and withdraw winnings. Players can also use the lottery’s Online Game Cards to make payments.
The minimum withdrawal amount is $10, and only winnings can be withdrawn, not bonus credit.
Withdrawals can take up to two business days for processing and then three-to-five additional days for the money to reach your account.
Access to other account-related features such as setting deposit limits can also be done through the Michigan Lottery app. The settings page is structured in the same way as its web-based counterpart.
Performance and security
Although the app is robust, there is the possibility of technical difficulties that would not be experienced on the lottery’s website.
The Michigan Lottery states that occasionally, access to the app may be unavailable, limited, or slow due to maintenance, software failure, or uncontrollable interruptions.
The Michigan Lottery takes no responsibility for any such technical difficulties or service interruptions; however, they pose no threat to your financial data or any cash which has been credited to your account through deposits and winnings.