Michigan Lottery: Keno

The Michigan Lottery is available to play online, which means you can play a wide range of instant-win and number draw games from home and via a mobile device. One of the most popular is Michigan Keno and Michigan Club Keno, which are a combination of draw and instant win games.

By playing Keno in Michigan, losses support K-12 Education in the state, and the majority of revenue is paid back in prizes. So, if you play responsibly, that’s a win-win gambling situation.

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The Michigan Online Lottery

While the Michigan Lottery was originally launched in November 1972 via the McCauley-Traxler-Law-Bowman-McNeely Lottery Act, the online version did not launch until August 2014. Now, lottery games are available both on the Michigan Lottery app and website as well as licensed retailers across the state. 

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What Is Keno?

Keno plays as a random number drawing game, much like lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions. The biggest difference between most Keno games and a standard lottery drawing is the total of numbers drawn in each game, as well as the option to choose how many numbers you wish to play.

Keno games often draw around 20 numbers, while most standard lottery games choose 4-7 numbers. If you’ve ever been to a land-based casino and looked at the big board full of light-up numbers, you’ve seen a live keno game in action.

Each Keno game requires the player to choose how many numbers they want to play, how much they wish to wager, and how many different drawings they want to play. The biggest prizes come from playing the maximum amount of numbers, and seeing all of those numbers drawn in the Keno game.

The winning numbers are then drawn at random. If the minimum amount of winning numbers matches your numbers, you win a small prize. If all the keno numbers match, you win the top prize.

Michigan Keno Games 2021

The Michigan Lottery offers both in-store and online Keno. 

In-store Keno games have scheduled drawings, and you have to go to a store and fill out a ticket to participate. The drawings apply to the tickets of all participating players. However, you can check the numbers from home, you don’t need to sit in the store and wait for the drawing.

Online Keno games are instant win games that follow the same structure as regular Keno, but the drawings occur when you click the, “Go,” button. They can also be played entirely via desktop or mobile app. 

In-Store Michigan Lottery Keno

The Michigan Lottery offers two types of in-store games: Keno and Club Keno. And we explain Club Keno in more detail in a section a bit further down.

For regular Keno, you have to choose ten numbers or have them randomly selected using the “Easy Pick” option. Each drawing costs $1.00 and has 22 winning numbers. 

If you match zero numbers, you get your money back. If you match 6 or more, you win prizes, with the top prize (for matching all ten numbers) being $250,000. 

Online Michigan Lottery Keno

Each type of online Keno game allows you to choose the amount of numbers you want to play and the total wager (cost of ticket). Look at the paytable on the right to see the payout based on your settings.

Online KenoTop PrizePriceOverview
Instant Keno$200,000$0.10 – $20Choose ten numbers in the hopes that they match the 20 instant draw numbers.
Instant Keno Multiplier$500,000$0.25 – $20Same as Instant Keno, except random boxes will have stars. Match two star numbers for a 3x multiplier, and three star numbers for a 10X multiplier.
Fuzzball Keno$200,000$0.10 – $20A quirky, fuzzy version of Instant Keno with the same structure and win potential.
Top Shot Keno$500,000$0.25 – $20If the last number is the highest number, prizes are multiplied.
Bullseye Keno$500,000$0.10 – $4Random boxes will have bullseyes, each with their own multiplier. If a matching number is a bullseye number, prizes receive its multiplier.

Michigan Lottery Club Keno

Club Keno is available exclusively in stores, but you can watch the drawings online through the Michigan Lottery app and website. Drawings take place every day, every three minutes, between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:59 AM. This means you don’t have to wait long to find the Club Keno winning numbers.

The Michigan version of Club Keno is exclusive to the state. While the Missouri Lottery (and potentially other states) offer games of the same name, the Michigan Club Keno is only available to folks within MI state lines.

How To Play Standard Club Keno Michigan

To play Club Keno in Michigan, you choose how many numbers you want to play from one to ten. The more numbers you play, the higher your win potential, but the harder it is to receive a payout at all.

The paytable, which you can view online and in stores, will show you how much you stand to win based on how many numbers you choose correctly.

You also select the size of your wager, which is from $1.00 to $20. If you choose to play just the base game, you can play ten numbers for $1.00 for a top prize of $100,000, or you wager $20 for a top prize of $2 million.

Club Keno Add-Ons

Extra Prizes

For $1.00 more per $1.00 wagered, you can have an entire extra chance on the same draw. However, you can’t win double the amount, and will only receive the higher of the two payouts.

The Kicker

This also costs $1.00 more per $1.00 wagered. The Kicker in Keno is a randomly generated multiplier between 1x and 10x. If you opt-in, your prize is multiplied by The Kicker.

To win the maximum fixed jackpot of $20 million, you need to play ten numbers, wager $20, and opt in to the Kicker, which will cost an additional $20 for a total of $40 per draw.

The Jack

One of the biggest recent winners in Michigan’s Club Keno drawing won a six-figure prize by playing The Jack.

The winning numbers were selected by a 56-year-old man from Muskegon County, who won a $158,579 jackpot in May 2021. Per the rules of “The Jack,” the Michigan resident saw all eight of his numbers from “The Jack” come up in the 20 numbers selected in the Club Keno drawing.

“The Jack” offers access to a progressive jackpot, and players can opt-in for “The Jack” for an extra $1 purchase on any Club Keno ticket.

Michigan Lottery App

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Where Can I Find The Michigan Lottery App?

Michigan players can access the Michigan Lottery app in a few different ways. Apple iOS device owners can find the Michigan Lottery app in the App Store.

Android users will need to visit the Michigan Lottery website, using their Android devices, and download the Android app directly from there. You can use this direct link to download either the Android or Apple iOS version of the Michigan Lottery app.

The Google Play store is generally the go-to place for Android apps, but it doesn’t offer the Michigan Lottery app at this time. You can find the Michigan Lottery Lite app at the Google Play store, but it only offers updates on drawing numbers and jackpot winners.

To purchase online lottery tickets, you’ll need to download the full version of the Michigan Lottery app, or simply visit the Michigan Lottery website.

How To Register

The Michigan Lottery makes it easy to create an account. Click the “Register” button and follow the steps. You must be a Michigan resident to play online, but anyone over the age of 18 can play Michigan lottery games at licensed retailers in the state.

To register, you’ll need to provide your name, address, contact information, and the last four digits of your SSN. You’ll also need to create a password for login purposes.

How To Play Keno Via Michigan Lottery App

To play any of the Michigan online keno games, you’ll need to make a deposit in your Michigan Lottery account. Deposit methods include:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover Card
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Netteller (eWallet)
  • Online Game Card (purchased at licensed in-store retailers)
  • PayPal

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You can then use the money in your account to play all the Keno games. You can’t use the money in your Michigan Lottery account to buy tickets in-store, but you can use a credit card at many Michigan retailers.

How To Redeem Prizes

If you win a prize online of $600 or less, it’s automatically added to your account, and you can withdraw using the following methods:

  • PayPal
  • Neteller
  • Online Bank Transfer/ACH
  • Check by mail

If the prize amount is between $601 and $99,999.99, you must fill out an online claim. If you win $100,000 or more, you’ll need to visit the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

Michigan Lottery Keno FAQs

Can I Play Keno Online In Michigan?

Yes, the Michigan Lottery app and website offers several variations of online Keno. The options include Instant Keno, Instant Keno Multiplier, Fuzzball Keno, Top Shot Keno, and Bullseye Keno. All options are instant-win games, meaning you don’t need to wait for a scheduled drawing to see if you’ve won.

What Are The Typical Michigan Keno Payouts?

Michigan payouts range from $0.10 to $20 million. The biggest Keno prize possible is by playing 10 Spot Club Keno with the Kicker multiplier add-on for a total of $40 per game. But you can also play Instant Keno online in Michigan for $0.10 per round and win your money back for the lowest possible prize.

Where Can I Find Michigan Club Keno Results?

Michigan Club Keno results are displayed at licensed Michigan Lottery retailers as well as online at the Michigan Lottery website and app. To view the results online, go to the Club Keno page and click or tap the, “Watch Live,” button. There is where you’ll also find the Club Keno paytable.

Is There A Club Keno Live Drawing?

Yes, live drawings for Club Keno take place every three minutes, every day, between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:59 AM. However, the live drawings are presented digitally and not taken out of  a physical mechanism like Mega Millions or Powerball. You can watch the live drawings in licensed retailers or online via the Michigan Lottery website and app. 

How Old Do I Need To Be To Play Keno Online In Michigan? 

You need to be at least 18 years old to play any Michigan Lottery games, be it in-person or online. To register for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old. Retailers are also required to check your ID before you can purchase a ticket.

Is It Legal To Buy Online Lottery Tickets In Michigan?

Yes, it is legal to buy online lottery tickets in Michigan. You must do so using the Michigan Lottery’s official website or app, and some games are only available in stores (such as Club Keno). You can even buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online in Michigan.

Can I Play Club Keno On The Michigan Lottery App?

No, you must go to a licensed retailer to play Club Keno. However, you can watch the results online via the Michigan Lottery App. But no purchases can be made for Club Keno or standard Keno, only instant-win keno games like Fuzzball Keno or Bullseye Keno.

Is There A Michigan Club Keno VIP Program?

No, there is no Club Keno VIP program in Michigan. The Michigan Lottery offers some games that include the acronym VIP, but that’s merely the name of the game and does not reflect any kind of VIP program offered by the state lottery. However, Michigan Lottery members do get exclusive access to prize drawings and other promotions.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is an experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.