About the Lottery

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, the Minnesota Data Practices Act, requires the Lottery to keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. The Lottery must keep records of its official activities according to a records retention schedule. Official records can be destroyed only according to a schedule or with special permission. Some government data are official records while some are not.

Please note the phone number and street address of a winner of a lottery prize is private data and is not available to the public.

Data Practices Act Requests

Anyone can see and have copies of public data. The Data Practices Act distinguishes requests for public data from members of the public and requests from individuals for data about themselves.

The Lottery’s Data Practices Policies and Request Forms are below.

All requests must be made in writing and by email to datapractices@mnlottery.com. General inquires should be sent to lottery@mnlottery.com.