Charitable Gaming in Michigan

  • The Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan Lottery provides fundraising opportunities to local non-profit organizations to help strengthen Michigan communities. These include bingos, raffles, and the selling of charity game tickets.

    Bingo  is traditionally played weekly at commercial halls and veteran and fraternal clubs throughout the state. Bingo can also be played as a one-time event, typically at a festival or fair.

    Raffles are one-time events that create quick revenue at any special occasion.

    Charity game tickets are fundraising tickets that can be sold under any license except small raffles. Charity game tickets may be sold year-round by veteran and fraternal clubs under an annual charity game license or at one-time events under a special charity game license.


    Checking the Status of a License?

    If you know your Org ID and date of your event, you can check the status of a raffle or special bingo license application.  If you are checking on any other license application, please contact us directly at 517-335-5780.


    Training Meetings & Training Videos

    Training iconWe offer opportunities throughout the year and throughout Michigan to come learn more about raffles, bingo, and selling charity game tickets.  Find a training meeting near you.

    Video Icon Videos train annual charity game ticket licensees in all areas of accountability and recordkeeping.  Training videos are located at the bottom of the Charity Game Tickets page.