After a soft launch in August 2014, the Michigan Lottery went online officially in November of that same year.

Right out of the gate, Michigan’s online lottery offered instant keno and scratch-off games, like Cashword and Pot O’ Gold, to Michigan residents with a computer, mobile phone, or tablet device.

The Michigan Lottery later added more keno games to the online lottery, and in January 2016, it added its most popular draw games as well.

The scratch-off games became known as instant games or instants online. The number available has only increased since the online lottery went live in the state. All Michigan residents have to do is sign up for an account, use a promo code, and start playing online.

Online versions of popular paper scratch-offs

Many of the instants online are electronic versions of the same scratch-off games available at Michigan lottery retailers all across the state. Online, the games often feature a graphic interface that brings it to life, but it’s still the same game.

The object is usually to match prize amounts or specific symbols leading to a prize. Many also feature hidden prize multipliers that can help players achieve a big payday.

Prize amounts and the probability of winning one vary across each instant game, just like scratch-offs available at Michigan lottery retailers.

Instants online or online slots?

The goal of a scratch-off is inherently similar to that of a slot machine in a land-based or online casino. Ultimately, the player is trying to match up the specific game’s high-value symbols.

As such, the graphic interface used for a number of the Michigan online lottery’s instant games mimic the game play of a traditional slot machine. Some even offer bonus games similar to those featured on video slot machines in the casino.

A number of states have legalized Video Lottery Gaming utilizing similar technology. This allows state lotteries to offer electronic scratch-offs run by a central computer to Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at racetracks or other gaming facilities. VLT’s are truly slots in appearance with a scratch-off heart.

All of the instants online offered by the Michigan online lottery are electronic versions of scratch-off games, but they sure can feel a lot like slots and are certainly just as much fun.

More than 35 instant online games and counting

The number of instants online available on the Michigan online lottery is always in flux, with new titles being added regularly. Some feature seasonal and unique prize opportunities. Most offer demos allowing you to try the game for free.

Here’s a list of the Michigan online lottery’s current instant games:

  • Home Run Riches Online
  • Gem Blaster
  • Golden Harvest
  • Queen Of Diamonds
  • Hit
  • VIP Black
  • Multiplier Max Out
  • Egyptian Oasis
  • Roll The Dice
  • Instant Football Payout
  • Treasure Bay
  • Wizard Of All
  • Triple 7’s
  • Fruity Cashword
  • Cashword
  • Pot O’ Gold
  • Diamond Payout
  • Cash Buster
  • Treasure 7×7
  • Tax Free
  • 10X The Cash
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • Wild Time Doubler
  • Casino Fortune
  • Instant Riches
  • Cats Vs Dogs
  • Sweet Winnings
  • Cosmic Expander
  • Blazing Red 7s
  • Alfredo
  • Pure Gold
  • Mega Bucks
  • Bubble Bingo
  • Amazon Adventures
  • Bingo Bonanza
  • Bingo Doubler
  • Golden Island