On Friday, the Michigan Lottery announced that it was celebrating “National Lottery Day” amid a so-called “National Lottery Week” with its newest online offering.
The state iLottery, considered one of the most– if not the most — advanced and robust online lotteries in the nation, pushed its latest instant game product, simply dubbed “Hi-Lo.” The game appears super straightforward, with gamblers betting on whether the next number will be higher or lower (or equal) to the number displayed. Players can view the odds for each selection based on the number.
The game advertises a top prize of $600. Tickets for the online game cost as low as $1 and up to $30.
The “overall odds” of winning are 1 in 2.09, according to the Michigan Lottery.
The game marks the 100th unique offering for the Michigan iLottery. The retail side of things still leads the way in terms of games, with about 140 available only in-store.
According to the Michigan Lottery, about 27 cents of every dollar spent by players on the lottery “directly benefits” Michigan schools.
Readers of MiBets are eligible for an exclusive bonus offer at the Michigan iLottery.
Online casino in the pipeline
Internet gambling options for Michiganders will increase exponentially in as soon as a few months.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board is currently moving to award licenses and see the launch of online casinos, to be offered by the tribes and the commercial operators in Detroit.
Online casino gambling in Michigan is expected to rival the market in New Jersey. The combination of it, the iLottery and online/mobile sportsbooks should soon set Michigan among the nation’s most advanced states for legal internet gambling.