Minnesota state Lottery Powerball
The Minnesota State Lottery is the official lottery of Minnesota. The minimum age to purchase its tickets is 18.
Since the beginning of the Lottery, the distribution formula of Lottery proceeds has been adjusted multiple times. The distribution of money from the Lottery for fiscal year 2010:
|Natural Resources||36.2% of the in-lieu-of-sales tax on lottery tickets||$11, 700, 000|
|Game & Fish Fund|
|Ticket & Online Vendor Expense||$16, 285, 487|
|Administration||6.02% of Gross Receipts ($466, 575, 526)||$28, 111, 000|
|Retailers||6.42% of Gross Receipts ($466, 575, 526)||$29, 953, 100|
|Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund||40% of net proceeds||$31, 300, 000|
|General Fund||60% of net proceeds||$67, 400, 000|
|Prizes paid||65%||$305, 315, 741|
Gross revenue: $466, 575, 526
Hot Lotto is available through 15 lotteries, including those of Minnesota and the District of Columbia; it is drawn Wednesdays and Saturdays. draws five "white balls" numbered 1 through 47, and an "orange Hot Ball" from a second pool, of 19 numbers. Jackpots begin at $1, 000, 000 (cash, and "taxes-paid"), increasing by at least $50, 000 per rollover. Plays are $1 each, or $2 with the "Sizzler" option; it triples a non-jackpot prize.
Mega MillionsMain article: consortium and MUSL reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in U.S. lottery jurisdictions. Minnesota added Mega Millions on January 31, 2010, the cross-sell expansion date. Mega Millions' most recent format change took place in October 2013; jackpots begin at $15 million. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays.
As with Hot Lotto, Mega Millions plays are $1 each, or $2 with the multiplier option, called "Megaplier", which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Since 1990, Minnesota has been a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL); the organization began Powerball in 1992. It is drawn Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Monopoly Millionaires' Club (future)
Monopoly Millionaires′ Club will debut October 19, 2014 with drawings Fridays beginning October 24. Twenty-three lotteries will participate in the launch, with an additional seven expected in 2015.
Gopher 5 is drawn Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It draws 5 numbers from 1 to 47. Gopher 5 jackpots begin at $100, 000 and increase until won.
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Which states are selling Powerball lottery games?
Go to the official Powerball web site, a link to which can be found at .
Powerball tickets cannot be sold online.