North Dakota Lottery Games

Only North Dakota residents can take part in the following North Dakota lottery games:

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-268:58 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-258:58 p.m.
Lotto AmericaJackpot5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-108:58 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-188:30 p.m.
2by2Top Prize2 from 1-26 (2 red & 2 white)8:58 p.m.

Game Schedule

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.
2by29:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

*All times are displayed in North Dakota local time.

Advance Draws

Number of consecutive draws each North Dakota State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws

North Dakota Lottery Tax Information

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

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax2.9%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

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

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax2.9%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

About the North Dakota Lottery

Winning a jackpot in the North Dakota State Lottery would no doubt be a very sweet experience. That is to be expected in a state that is the number one producer of honey in the United States. The North Dakota State Lottery is relatively new, having started in 2003.

Proceeds from ticket sales for lottery North Dakota go towards the state’s general fund, a drug task force, and a compulsive gambling prevention and treatment program. The North Dakota state lottery is only allowed to sell tickets for multi-state draw games. As a result, no scratch cards or 

state-exclusive games can be played in this state.

North Dakota Lottery FAQ

Players who are at least 18 years old may visit any of 400 participating retailers to buy tickets or register with the North Dakota Player’s club online. There is also a North Dakota lottery app that serves as a ticket scanner.  It lets you scan tickets, check North Dakota lottery results, check lottery codes, and keep track of draws and news.

There are five games on offer at the lottery in North Dakota, the statewide games of Powerball and Mega Millions being the most popular. Three other multi-state games offer great prizes and enjoy a large following: 




Lucky for Life – Choose five numbers from 1-48

Lotto America – Choose five numbers from 1-52

2by2 – Choose two numbers from 1-26

A player who has the North Dakota winning numbers should follow the proper claims procedure. Prizes of $599 or less may be claimed at any participating retailer. Prize claims above that must be made to the lottery head office in Bismarck. Alternatively, a claim form may be completed and sent by mail with a signed ticket.

The North Dakota Lottery numbers need to match your numbers. For instance, North Dakota Lucky for Life requires a player to pick five numbers between 1 and 48. The goal is to choose five numbers that match the North Dakota lottery results. Smaller prizes can be won with as few as two North Dakota Lottery winning numbers.

The North Dakota lottery Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs at odds of 1 in 302 million. The odds for the North Dakota Lottery Powerball jackpot are  1 in 175 million. Other odds are as follows:


Lucky for Life: 1 in 31 million

Lotto America: 1 in 26 million

2by2: 1 in 105 000

Some $144 million in prizes have been paid out to lucky North Dakota lottery winners. A man from Williston walked away with a $3 million prize in 2016 after playing Mega Millions with Megaplier.

The results of the North Dakota lottery become available as follows:

Mega Millions: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 pm

Powerball: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 pm

Lucky for Life: Mondays and Thursdays at 9:38 pm

Lotto America: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 pm

2by2: Every day at 9:30 pm

There are no North Dakota lottery scratch cards or instant games, but North Dakota lottery second chance offers players the opportunity to enter used tickets for points by way of their North Dakota Lottery Players Club accounts. These points can then be used to enter promotions as and when they are announced.

North Dakota lottery winners of more than $5000 pay a 2.90% tax to the state and a 26.9% federal tax.

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