North Dakota Lottery
While the North Dakota Lottery does not currently offer any in-state games, it does sell tickets for popular interstate lottery games, including: Powerball - Mega Millions - 2 by 2 - Lucky for Life - Lotto America. On this page, you'll find details on how to purchase tickets, draw days and times, game information, how to claim a prize, the history of the ND Lottery, and rules for playing.
Buying Lottery Tickets
Non-US residents who visit ND can buy tickets in person at an authorized retailer. An easier option for international lottery fans to play games like Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America is to use a secure lottery courier service. Learn more about how to play online!
North Dakota Drawing Schedule
Five different draw games are played in ND, find out which one will be held next and get the ticket sales cut-off times:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||9:59 PM||8:58 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||10:00 PM||8:58 PM|
|2 by 2||Daily||9:30 PM||8:58 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Daily||9:38 PM||8:30 PM|
|Lotto America||Monday, Wednesday & Saturday||10:00 PM||8:58 PM|
|*Times are shown in CT.|
The North Dakota Lottery only offers multi-state lottery games to its players as per Section 25 of Article XI of the state's Constitution. That means North Dakota does not have any games that are exclusively played in-state.
Instant win games, also known as "scratch-offs" or "scratchcards", are not sold by the North Dakota Lottery.
If you win a North Dakota Lottery prize, you will have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim your prize. Once that deadline has passed, the Lottery will allocate the winnings to the state's General Fund.
Prizes worth $599 or less can be redeemed at any North Dakota Lottery retailer. Prizes worth $600 or more need to be claimed at the North Dakota Lottery offices in Bismarck or by mail. Make sure that you complete a claim form!
Any prize worth $5,000 or more will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 24% as well as a state tax of 2.9%.
History of the North Dakota Lottery
The North Dakota Lottery was established in 2004 after voters approved an amendment to the North Dakota Constitution, allowing the Peace Garden State to "join a multi-state lottery for the benefit of North Dakota". Powerball tickets went on sale in 2004 and Mega Millions tickets became available in January 2010.
To date, North Dakota Lottery players have picked up more than $81 million in cash prizes. Out of every dollar raised in ticket sales, 26 cents is allocated to the state's General Fund, which amassed an average daily balance of $3.2 billion during the 2014 fiscal year. If you're living in North Dakota, it really does pay to play the lottery!
You must be at least 18 years old if you want to play North Dakota lottery games. Tickets cannot be purchased with credit cards.