North 5 (formerly known as Northstar Cash) is a Minnesota Lottery original with the best odds of any MN draw game. Every day, players get a chance to take home a jackpot that starts at $25,000 and keeps growing until someone matches all five numbers. The draw takes place every evening at 6:17 pm CT. Ticket sales end at 6:10 pm so be sure to pick up your tickets in time to enter that night's draw.
North 5 shines bright with four ways to win; it boasts nine times better odds than Gopher 5, and it's 1,720 times more winnable than Powerball!
The game's biggest-ever prize was $236,073, and the average jackpot win is a sweet $43,118. On average, a player wins the top prize once a week, and it's never taken more than 17 days to go off.
How to Play
Simply select five numbers from 1 to 31 and pay $1.00 for each play, or choose Quick Pick to get started even faster with randomly generated numbers.
There are four ways to win a prize, by matching two, three, or four numbers drawn - or hit all five to win the jackpot. North 5 features great overall odds of just 1 in 6.
If you'd like to play more than one draw, grab a multi-draw ticket and save yourself extra errands. You can play the same numbers for up to 14 consecutive advance draws in advance. The cost is $1.00 times the number of draws you enter.
North 5 Prizes and Odds of Winning
The table below shows the four prize tiers for matching 2-5 numbers, along with the chances of winning - North 5 has the best odds of any MN jackpot game.
On your ticket, your numbers are shown in numerical order, but you can match the lottery's numbers in ANY order to win.
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5||Jackpot*||1 in 169,911|
|4||$50||1 in 1,307|
|3||$5||1 in 52|
|2||$1||1 in 7|
|*The jackpot is a cash prize; if there is more than one winner, it will be divided equally.
Overall odds of winning a North 5 prize are approximately 1 in 6.