The MN Lottery offers a number of different interstate games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America and Lucky for Life. There are also some great homegrown games you can only play in the great state of Minnesota.
Minnesota will no longer participate in Lucky for Life after the final draw on June 28, 2021, and tickets will not be able to be bought in the state. Learn more here.
Play your way with a choice of bet types and wagers - you could win a sweet cash prize of up to $500 in the nightly draw. Check out the Daily 3 dedicated page for more information.
Northstar Cash is a Minnesota exclusive and has the best odds of any of the state's draw games. Every day, players have the chance to win a jackpot set at a cool minimum of $25,000. The top prize will roll over until someone wins it by matching all five numbers drawn. Head over to the Northstar Cash page to learn more.
Gopher 5 is a Minnesota original game with a starting jackpot of $100,000 and drawings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. To win the jackpot, players must match all five numbers drawn. Visit the Gopher 5 game page for all the details.
Other Minnesota Lottery games include Print-N-Play and annual Raffle games.
Scratch tickets are a great way to play lottery games in the downtime between regular drawings. Whether you buy one from an authorized retailer or just play select instant win games online, you stand a chance of winning some serious cash. Try one today!
Buying Minnesota Lottery Tickets
Tempted by the great range of games offered by the Minnesota Lottery? You'll need to visit an authorized retailer in the state to buy tickets in person.
Minnesota Lottery Drawing Schedule
There are seven main lotteries played in MN, get the drawing times and ticket cut off times for each game in the table below:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||9:59 PM||9:00 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||10:00 PM||9:00 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Monday & Thursday||9:38 PM||8:10 PM|
|Lotto America||Wednesday & Saturday||10:00 PM||9:00 PM|
|Daily 3||Daily||6:17 PM||6:10 PM|
|Northstar Cash||Daily||6:17 PM||6:10 PM|
|Gopher 5||Monday, Wednesday & Friday||6:17 PM||6:10 PM|
|*Times are shown in CT.|
Claiming Minnesota Lottery Prizes
If you've won a Minnesota Lottery prize, then you have one year from the date of the drawing or from the announced date of closure for a scratch ticket game to claim your prize. Depending on how you bought your ticket, you have a number of ways to redeem a prize.
All wins of $50,000 and below may be claimed by mail; scroll down for more information.
If you bought a ticket from an authorized retailer, then prizes worth $599 or less can be claimed from a retailer or by mail.
Prizes of $600 and above may be claimed at the Lottery's Roseville headquarters; you'll need to complete a claim form.
For prizes over $50,000, call the Lottery at 1-888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273 for information on claiming options.
Prizes worth more than $5,000 will have 24 percent for federal taxes and 7.25 percent for state taxes deducted before the prize is paid. Non-Minnesota residents, including Canadians, will still be subject to the 7.25 percent tax on any large prizes, but they will also need to consult a financial advisor to learn more about any taxes they may still owe.
Claim a prize by mail
To claim a win of $50,000 or under by mail, send your signed original ticket to the address below.
If you've won $600 or more, you'll also need to fill out and send a claim form.
Minnesota State Lottery
P.O. Box 131000
Roseville, MN 55113
History of the Minnesota Lottery
The Minnesota Lottery has been in operation since 1989, as state voters approved its establishment by 57 percent in a constitutional amendment proposed in 1988. The first tickets went on sale on April 17th 1990 and by the end of the week the Minnesota Lottery had hit $15 million in sales. Powerball tickets became available to state residents in August of that same year, while Mega Millions tickets went on sale in Minnesota in January 2010.
MN Lottery revenue is allocated to the state's General Fund; about 24 cents of every $1 raised through lottery tickets is returned to the state in some form of aid. When Minnesotans play lottery games in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, they are directly helping educational initiatives, health services, public safety and local governments. Any remaining revenue is then distributed to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Natural Resources Fund and the Game and Fish Fund. You can help preserve Minnesota's natural beauty just by buying a lottery ticket!
The All or Nothing lottery was cancelled in June 2017.
You must be at least 18 years old to play Minnesota Lottery games.