In the months leading up to the November 5th lottery, state lottery officials were trying to get as many people as possible to enter the lottery, and the number of lottery-goers fell sharply in the weeks leading up the opening day.
As of November 5, more than 17,000 people were expected to enter lottery lines.
But as of November 11, just over 2,000 were in line.
That means the state is losing out $16 million on its lottery revenues.
In total, the state will receive $1.1 billion in lottery revenue over the next two years, according to the lottery’s revenue forecast.
State lottery director Kevin Gannon told the Lansing State Journal that he expected that number to fall, too, due to the state’s poor attendance.
That could be a sign that the state isn’t seeing enough people enter the state lottery for the state to collect a lot of revenue.
Gannon said that if people don’t enter the line by midnight on November 5 then they won’t be eligible for the November 12 deadline to claim a lottery prize.
This is the first year that the lottery has not announced the closing time for the lottery lines, so it’s not clear how long the state has to collect the money.
In addition, Gannon did not specify exactly how much money the state would lose.
Michigan’s lottery revenue forecast was based on revenue estimates that state officials had in December.
On January 13, Michigan’s secretary of state released a state budget that estimated the state was on track to receive $4.7 billion in revenues over the course of the next fiscal year.
But the state didn’t release those numbers until March 3, just a few days before the lottery was to close.
“The reality is, Michigan has lost a lot in revenue for the past couple of years because of the lottery,” said Michael Azzopardi, a professor of government at Wayne State University.
He also pointed out that state revenues had fallen by nearly $5 billion since the lottery started operating in 2008.
“We were really hoping that we could generate revenue through lottery play that would allow us to have the ability to fund the schools and public services that we have and to provide the services that our communities need,” Azzophone said.
The state has said it plans to raise more than $1 billion through the lottery over the coming year, which would bring its total revenue in the next three years to $8.6 billion.
But some people have questioned the state should have been more aggressive with its efforts to attract people to the games.
“There’s just not enough people coming in, and we’re not doing enough to attract them to the lines,” said David J. Greskowitz, a Michigan resident who was planning to enter lines.
“I would argue that if you have more people, you should be more aggressive about it, but I don’t think that’s been done.”
Azzogaro said that the lack of revenue has been a problem for the last several years, and that the number one priority for the Michigan Lottery is to attract new players.
“They’ve just gotten bigger.
The number of people playing is just going up, and they’re taking advantage of the increased competition that we’ve seen,” he said.