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Minnesota (MN)

  • MN Lottery Information
  • Pick 3 Numbers
  • North 5 Numbers
  • Gopher 5 Numbers
  • Lotto America Numbers
  • Scratch-Offs
  • Unclaimed Prizes

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The MN Lottery offers a number of different interstate games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto America. There are also some great homegrown games you can only play in the great state of Minnesota.

Mega Millions

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$80 Million

Pick 3

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 Pick 3 dedicated page for more information.

North 5

North 5 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 North 5 page to learn more.

Gopher 5

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 Games

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

Only multi-state games Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America and currently available to play outside of the US. Visit the Tickets page for more information.

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:

GameDraw DaysDraw Times*Ticket Sales Close At*
PowerballMonday, Wednesday & Saturday9:59 PM9:00 PM
Mega MillionsTuesday & Friday10:00 PM9:00 PM
Lotto AmericaMonday, Wednesday & Saturday9:15 PM9:00 PM
Pick 3Daily6:17 PM6:10 PM
North 5Daily6:17 PM6:10 PM
Gopher 5Monday, Wednesday & Friday6:17 PM6:10 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.

Mail to:

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.

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How to play Powerball MN? ›

Pick five numbers from 1–69 and one Powerball number from 1–26. There are nine ways to win, starting with $4 for matching just the Powerball. Match the first five numbers plus the Powerball to win the jackpot. Jackpots start at $20 million and keep growing until someone wins.

What time is MN Powerball drawing? ›

Powerball drawings are currently held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m.

What time is the Gopher 5 drawing tonight in Minnesota? ›

Drawings are every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at approximately 6:17 p.m.

Is there a lottery in Minnesota? ›

The Minnesota State Lottery was voted into existence in 1989.

How many Powerball numbers do you need to win anything? ›

How many Powerball numbers do you need to win a prize? You only need to match one number in Powerball to win a prize.

What day is Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.

Did anyone win the Powerball yesterday? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 42,182 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw. To see draw results for participating POWERBALL lotteries outside California, search POWERBALL results.

How long do you have to claim Powerball in Minnesota? ›

NOTE: In Minnesota, lotto game players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. All scratch games prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the announced end of the game.

How much does Minnesota tax on lottery winnings? ›


Current federal tax law requires the Lottery to withhold 24 percent in federal income taxes, and current Minnesota state law requires the Lottery to withhold 7.25 percent in Minnesota state income taxes.

What channel is the Powerball drawing on? ›

The Powerball live draw is usually broadcast live on various TV channels, including ABC, CBS, and NBC.

What is the largest Gopher 5 jackpot? ›

there have been five jackpot winners and thousands of other prize winners. The largest Gopher 5 jackpot ever won was a whopping $2,032,201.

Which lottery has the best odds of winning in Minnesota? ›

Northstar Cash!

With jackpots starting at $25,000, Northstar Cash has the best odds of all Minnesota jackpot games. In case you need a game refresher, Northstar Cash has drawings every day with 4 ways to win a prize.

Where was the winning Gopher 5 ticket sold? ›

BAXTER, Minn. — Someone's $2 million richer after winning a record Gopher 5 jackpot on Wednesday. The Minnesota Lottery says the ticket, worth $2,045,590, was sold in Baxter at Orton's Baxter Holiday.

How do you hit Powerball? ›

  1. Mix Even & Odd Numbers. ...
  2. Split Between Low & High Numbers. ...
  3. Add Up Those Numbers. ...
  4. Buy More Than One Ticket. ...
  5. Don't Group Your Numbers Together. ...
  6. Don't Repeat Winning Numbers. ...
  7. Try Doing The Easy Pick Yourself.

Can you buy lottery tickets with a credit card in Minnesota? ›

Why does state law prohibit credit cards? State law makers have determined that credit cards can't be used to buy scratch however debit cards are accepted. Can I take a money order as payment for lottery tickets? Yes, money orders are the same as cash.

What is double play on Powerball? ›

Double Play is an add-on feature that gives players in select jurisdictions another chance to match their Powerball numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million. Players can add the Double Play feature to their Powerball ticket for an additional $1 per play.


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