Minnesota Government Data Practices Act
Minn. Stat. § 13, the Minnesota Data Practices Act, requires that the Lottery 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, though some are not.
The phone number and street address of a winner of a Lottery prize are private data and therefore 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 Minnesota State Lottery Data Practices Policies and Request Forms are below.
- Minnesota Lottery Data Practices Policy and Request Form for Data Subjects [PDF]
- Minnesota Lottery Data Practices Policy and Request Form for Members of the Public [PDF]