Gopher 5 is a Minnesota Lottery exclusive draw game offering a jackpot that starts at $100,000 and keeps rolling until one lucky winner matches all five numbers. There are a total of four prize levels and draws take place three times per week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at approximately 6:17 pm CT. Pick up your tickets before sales end at 6:10 pm on draw nights.
How to Play
Pick your five favorite numbers between 1 and 47, or check the Quick Pick box and the lottery computer will choose them randomly. Each play costs $1.00.
If you match all five numbers the lottery draws, you take home the jackpot. You can also win a prize by matching two, three, or four numbers.
Keep the fun going with a multi-draw ticket. Play your numbers for up to 14 consecutive draws at a cost of $1.00 per play multiplied by the number of draws. If you choose to enter multiple draws, your ticket will show a date range instead of a single date.
Gopher 5 Prizes and Odds of Winning
The table below has the details on the game's four prize levels and chances of winning. Hit the jackpot if you match all five numbers; the top prize starts at a minimum $100,000 and keeps growing with each roll.
Although on your ticket your numbers are printed in numerical order, you can win by matching the drawn numbers in any order - they don't need to be in the exact order the lottery selects them.
Overall odds of a winning any Gopher 5 prize are just 1 in 12.
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5||Jackpot*||1 in 1,533,939|
|4||$500||1 in 7,304|
|3||$15||1 in 178|
|2||$1||1 in 13|
|*The jackpot is a cash prize; if there is more than one winner, it will be divided equally.
Overall odds of winning a Gopher 5 prize are approximately 1 in 12.