The Onisac Club pledges to honor veterans through fundraising promotions. We believe the upkeep of shelters for homeless veterans, support for public facilities, and helping veterans and senior citizens with home repairs are perhaps more needed and appreciated than comforting words.
A recent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report shows there are more than 40,056 homeless veterans living in the streets of America. If polled we may find the number of veterans and senior citizens living below poverty to far exceed that number.
An unknown numbers of US veterans unable to afford shelter are living in the streets of foreign lands. Many have taken to foreign lands feeling America has abandoned them for self-interest while others here in America, barely existing, struggles to keep homes in need of repairs habitable.
Veterans like Al, and senior citizens like his sibling, Evelyn are left alone to find funding to make home repairs.
Evelyn remembers a time when their house was one of the most well kept houses in the neighborhood. She and her brother, Al, a US Army veteran of the Vietnam era, still live in that house in Detroit, Michigan.
Evelyn now well into her senior years and her brother a few years younger has struggled for the past 10 years to keep them there, in the place they’ve called home for half a century. The house is slowly deteriorating as Evelyn and Al are having trouble keeping up with repairs, and conditions are becoming more difficult for the aging siblings.
“It’s been a challenge,” says Evelyn “We’ve done as much as we can, with as many resources as we can find, to keep the house up.”
An elderly woman who after working nearly her whole life, yet not enough years to retire found herself in an adult foster care home sitting alone talking aloud. Having few visits from relatives, few friends, and a few dollars a month trickling in. Her conversation was fixed on finding enough money to buy a meal that she could eat and enjoy.
OC Support Levels
The Onisac Club, an affiant with Michigan Lottery formed OC support level-2 (OCS L-2) to raise money for social economic purposes. Contributions support the upkeep of shelters for homeless veterans, public facilities’ deferred maintenance, and home repairs to veterans and senior citizen's homeowners.
As an incentive to increase contributions, two-fifth of all money raised is used to purchase Michigan Lottery tickets for OCS lottery pools. Prizes are shared with members who participate. Purchasing tickets from Michigan Lottery also support School Aid Fund initiatives designed to maintain and support a system of free public elementary and secondary schools.
The remaining three-fifth of the contributions is sent to the Vocational Institute of Michigan, a non-profit 501.c.3.corporation that offers building operations and maintenance programs supported by sponsored internships.
OCS L-2: Fundraising Promotion
- Shelter for homeless veterans
- Public facilities’ deferred maintenance
- Home repairs for veterans and senior citizens
OSC L-2 Pool
- Michigan Daily 3 & Daily 4 Evening pool
How the OCS L-2 work
The OCS L-2 pool includes Michigan Daily 3 and Michigan Daily 4 Evening lottery games. The lottery numbers of each game are divided into units of 10 numbers called blocks.
EXAMPLE: A block of tickets for each of these pools
|Michigan Daily 3|
|Michigan Daily 4|
A participant is assigned a block number in Michigan Daily 3 and Michigan Daily4 Evening games. There are 10 lottery numbers in each block of Michigan Daily 3 game, and 10 lottery numbers in each block of Michigan Daily 4 games. There are ten participants to a block in both the Michigan Daily 3 and Daily 4 games. When funds raised in the OCS-L-2 pool reach or exceed 6,000 US dollars the Onisac Club purchase blocks of tickets from Michigan Lottery and set the pool amount to zero funds.
If the holder of a block number (Daily 3 or Daily 4) is in good standing when the tickets to the block(s) of numbers are purchased from Michigan Lottery and selected in the drawing the holder shares in prizes won:
- If any of the 10 lottery numbers in Michigan Daily 3 assigned to participant are purchase and drawn participant receives $50.
- If any of the 10 lottery numbers in Michigan Daily 4 assigned to participant are purchase and drawn participant receives $500.
OCS L-3 Pools
- Mega Millions
- Lotto 47
Tickets for each of these lottery pools are purchased in blocks of fifty tickets.
When funds raised in OSC L-3 pools (Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantacy5 or Lotto 47) reach or exceed 12,000 US dollars the Onisac Club purchases a block of tickets for that lottery pool from Michigan Lottery and set the pool amount to zero funds after purchase. A participant in an OCS L-3 pool is assigned to a block of fifty lottery numbers in the game(s) of their choice (Mega Millions, Powerball, Fantacy5 or Lotto 47). If the the holder of a block of numbers in the game(s) of their choice is in good standing when the tickets to the block of numbers are purchased from Michigan Lottery and selected in the drawing the holder shares the jackpot prize.
Mega Millions pool
- If any of the 50 lottery numbers in the Mega Millions assigned to the participant when purchased and drawn participant share jackpot.
- If any of the 50 lottery numbers in the Powerball assigned to the participant when purchased and drawn participant share jackpot.
- If any of the 50 lottery numbers in the Fantacy5 assigned to the participant when purchased and drawn participant share jackpot.
Lotto 47 pool
- If any of the 50 lottery numbers in the Lotto 47 assigned to the participant when purchased and drawn participant share jackpot.
EXAMPLE: A block of tickets for the Mega Millions pool