Minnesota Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Daily 3Top Prize3 from 0-96:10 p.m.
Northstar CashJackpot5 from 1-316:10 p.m.
Gopher 5Jackpot5 from 1-476:10 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:00 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:00 p.m.
Lotto AmericaJackpot5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-109:00 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-188:10 p.m.

Game Schedule

Daily 36:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.
Northstar Cash6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.
Gopher 56:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.6:17 p.m.
Powerball9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Mega Millions10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lotto America10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life9:38 p.m.9:38 p.m.

*All times are displayed in Minnesota local time.

Draws & Game Updates

All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Minnesota Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.

Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each Minnesota State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Daily 3up to 14
Northstar Cashup to 14
Gopher 5up to 14
Powerballup to 14
Mega Millionsup to 14
Lotto Americaup to 14
Lucky for Lifeup to 14

Tax Information

Minnesota Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax7.3%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Minnesota Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax7.3%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

About the Minnesota Lottery

The lottery in Minnesota has been running since 1989. The first tickets were sold in 1990, and the lottery earned $15,000,000 within the first week of sales. Naturally, such a popular pastime is shrouded in questions and curiosity. People want to know how to play the game, what the rules are, how to win, and a vast array of other questions. The Minnesota Lottery has not stayed the same since its inception. Many different variants have been added, and the game grows regularly.

Among the many exciting additions is the Minnesota lottery second chance promotion which allows you to use non-winning Minnesota lottery scratch cards to win prizes. By entering the Minnesota lottery codes from your eligible crossword, or scratch cards, online you can enter further competitions and win real prizes.

In this article we’ll review all the major questions, tell you about the odds, prizes,  how to claim, and many other things. We’ll look at some of the biggest jackpots won, and where to find the results. Join us for this detailed investigation, and we’ll answer all your questions.

Minnesota Lottery FAQ

The Minnesota lottery winning numbers produce many winners. Unfortunately, the page doesn’t say who won the most substantial amount—one case delivered over $21,000,000.

The Minnesota State lottery page doesn’t list a channel that hosts draws. Most Minnesota lottery numbers are picked with in-house draws.

You can check the results of the Minnesota lottery on the website, the Minnesota lottery app, or with the Minnesota lottery ticket scanner.

Daily 3 and Northstar Cash draw daily at 6:17 P.M. Gopher 5 draws at the same time, but only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Minnesota lottery Powerball draws on Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 P.M. while the Minnesota lottery Mega Millions draws at 10 P.M. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Lotto America also draws at 10 P.M. but on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Minnesota lottery Lucky for Life draws occur every Monday and Thursday at 9:38 P.M.

Every variant has different odds. For example, the odds are 1 in 302,575,350 for Mega Millions, 1 in 25,989,600 for Lotto America, and 1 in 169,911 for Northstar Cash.

There’s no definite way to win any of these games, but you can choose a game with higher odds to increase your chances.

Playing the lotto is simple. Buy a ticket from a retailer, and wait for the Minnesota lottery results. You can choose lucky numbers or buy a quick pick – a ticket with randomly generated numbers. You can also play various instant games.

Minnesota lottery winners can claim a number of ways. Prizes with a value of up to $50,000 can be claimed by mail. Rewards of $599 or less can be claimed at any local retailer. However, prizes over $50,000 must be claimed at the headquarters in Roseville. The Minnesota lottery allows you to withdraw online funds as a store voucher.

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