Lottery Policy Information & Special Announcements

BRIDGE CARD POLICY REMINDER

The cash side of State of Michigan Human Services Department "Bridge Cards" cannot be used to purchase Lottery tickets, as stipulated by the Legislature in Public Act 327 Section 963 of 2004.

 

 

IMPORTANT INCOME TAX INFORMATION

Form 1099 for retailer commissions are mailed by January 31 and cannot be provided before then. Duplicates of the form can be requested after by calling:  517-373-6001.

 

 

INCOMPLETE ONLINE TICKETS

Damaged online tickets that do not contain a complete legible bar-code and serial number are considered void. Prizes cannot be paid by the Lottery on these tickets. Customers should never be sold an incomplete ticket and retailers should never pay winnings on a Lottery ticket that will not validate at their terminal. Reimbursement for incomplete tickets can be given for the face value only.

 

 

INVENTORY CONTROL REMINDER

Always keep a record of your instant game inventory, which is critical should your organization have tickets stolen. Each instant ticket contains a game book ticket number on the back and retailers are encouraged to record the ranges of ticket books displayed for sales daily. GTECH has inventory control forms that many retailers use. These can be requested from them or through your instant game representative. The forms can also be downloaded from the Lottery website under “RETAILER RESOURCES.” All too often a retailer will call to report ticket thefts with no idea – or record – of the tickets involved.

 

 

WHERE DO LOTTERY PROFITS GO?

New retailers and newly-hired staff should be prepared when asked by their customers, “Where do Lottery profits go?” The answer is: all proceeds from the sale of Lottery products are contributed to the state School Aid Fund, which supports kindergarten through grade 12 public education throughout our state.
 

 

SALES POLICY REMINDER
Michigan Lottery retailers should NEVER sell Lottery tickets to any person under the age of 18. A player must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket. 
 
Also, retailers are reminded that purchasing winning lottery tickets from players is prohibited by state law and the Retailer License Contract. Lottery is enhancing penalties for this type of violation, which may include license revocation.

 

The Michigan Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to Michigan's educational system since 1972, including more than $600 million in 12 of the past 14 fiscal years - and setting a record for fiscal year 2012: $770 million to the School Aid Fund, which supports K-12 public education in our state.

 

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