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The Minnesota State Lottery is the official lottery of Minnesota. The minimum age to purchase its tickets is 18.

Money Distribution[edit]

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:

Destination Percentage Amount
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[edit]

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 Millions[edit]

Main 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)[edit]

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[edit]

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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Powerball tickets cannot be sold online.

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