Minnesota Lottery Numbers

Need the latest Minnesota Lottery numbers? Look no further - they're all right here on this page.

Current Games: Powerball - Mega Millions - Lucky for Life - Lotto America - Minnesota Gopher 5 - Northstar Cash - Daily 3.


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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.

Minnesota 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.

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 Minnesota to buy tickets in person.

Playing Minnesota Lottery Games

The Minnesota Lottery offers a number of different interstate games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America and Lucky for Life.

Gopher 5 is a Minnesota-only game with a starting jackpot of $100,000. Players pay $1 per entry and select five numbers from 1 to 47 or have them randomly generated by selecting a Quick Pick. Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:17 PM. To win the jackpot, players must match all five numbers drawn. Here's a quick summary:

Winning Tier Prize Odds of Winning
Match 5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 1,533,939
Match 4 of 5 $500 1 in 7,304
Match 3 of 5 $15 1 in 178
Match 2 of 5 $1 1 in 13
Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 12

Northstar Cash is a quick and easy draw game that has great odds. Drawings take place every evening at 6:17 PM and the jackpot is set at a cool minimum of $25,000. The top prize will roll over until someone wins it! Players select five numbers from 1 to 31 and pay $1 per ticket. To win the top prize, they must match all five numbers drawn. However, you can also win some great non-jackpot prizes, as you can see here:

Winning Tier Prize Odds of Winning
Match 5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 169,911
Match 4 of 5 $50 1 in 1,307
Match 3 of 5 $5 1 in 52
Match 2 of 5 $1 1 in 7
Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 6

Other Minnesota Lottery games include Daily 3, 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!

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. If you bought a ticket from an authorized retailer, then prizes worth $599 or less can be claimed from a retailer, by mail or at an official Lottery office. Prizes worth between $600 and $29,999 have to be redeemed by mail or at a Lottery office.

If you've won between $600 and $29,999 then you must complete a special claim form and either visit a Lottery office to redeem it or send it in by mail along with the winning ticket.

No matter how you bought a ticket, if you win over $30,000 you will need to redeem your winnings at the Lottery Headquarters located in Roseville.

Prizes worth more than $5,000 will have a total of 32.25 percent deducted from the total prize amount - 25 percent for federal taxes and 7.25 percent for state taxes. 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.

Rules

You must be at least 18 years old to play Minnesota Lottery games.

Play it safe - remember that you can never win a lottery prize for a game that you never entered. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise may be trying to scam you. Visit the scams page to learn more.