Largest Jackpot: $363 Million, (two-state lottery win shared with Illinois, 2000)
Prizes Paid: $1.4 billion
Ticket Sales: $2.38 billion
State Profit From Sales: $702 million
Government Use: K-12 education
The Michigan Lottery has been operating since 1972. In that time, it has generated more than $16 billion in revenue for the state's education fund. In 2006, Michigan joined five other states to found a multistate lottery called The Big Game, which would eventually become Mega Millions. Along with Powerball, it produces the largest jackpots in the country. In May 2000, when it was still called The Big Game, one Michigan resident won half of a $363 million jackpot, the third-largest combined jackpot ever won in a lottery in the U.S. The largest single-ticket prize in the state went to a couple in Port Huron, who won $208 Million before taxes.
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