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How to Win the Michigan Lottery

Aug 17, 2008
If you look at the numbers, the Michigan Daily 3 game clearly gives you the best chance of winning a payout of any other game in the Michigan Lottery. If you play a straight ticket you have a 1 in 720 chance of playing winning numbers, and there are things you can do to get those odds a little better as well.

Eliminate One Number
If you match all three numbers the payout is $250. Sure, it's not going to buy you a new home or a fancy boat, but you're certainly not going to turn it down. Now, if you look at the problem from the standpoint of increasing your odds, that means you have to reduce the pool of winning numbers so you have a better chance of picking them. So let's buy spend $5.00 and buy 10 tickets at $0.50 each, putting each number from 0-9 in the same spot once on each ticket.

Looking at the problem now, we know that we will have at least one ticket with one number correct, and now we only have to match two numbers to win. That puts our odds of winning $250 down to 1 in 100, a 720% increase in the chance that we're going to win the big jackpot. All by spending an additional $4.50. That's a pretty big marginal gain for the small amount of money you've spent.

Another game you can play in the Michigan Lottery is the box 3-way. That means to win the jackpot you need to match all three winning numbers, but in this game order no longer plays a factor. If you buy a ticket with 1, 3, and 2, you'll win with 1-2-3, 2-1-3, 3-1-2, 3-2-1, 1-3-2, and 2-3-1. Just removing order from the math gives you an immediate boost to your odds of winning the Michigan lottery, which are 1 in 120. The ticket is still $0.50, but the payout is also quite a bit less at $83. If you use the same method outlined above and eliminate one number, your odds rise to an amazing 1 in 45.

Eliminate Matched Numbers
One last thing to keep in mind when picking numbers is if you look at the Michigan lottery results, almost 68% of the Daily 3 winning numbers are not matched. This means that picking 0-0-0 or 1-1-1 will significantly decrease your odds of winning. Or, if we take it in another direction, picking unmatched numbers will increase your odds of winning. Package this little gem of information with your box betting and number elimination and you'll be well on your way to winning the Michigan Lottery.
About the Author
Allen is a math enthusiast who loves statistics and the lottery. He enjoys playing the Michigan Lottery and helping others with how to win the Michigan Lottery.
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