Viewing the Northern Lights in Minnesota

Northern Minnesota is a great place to view the spectacular and sporadic spectacle of the northern lights or Aurora Borealis.

That's a Wrap

2022 began with some BIG wins. We met up with a record breaking number of players throughout the year and ended on a high note with a once-in-a-lifetime trip for one winner. So, before we close the book on 2022, let's take a final look in the rearview mirror at some of the highlights.

Minnesotan Wins Experience of a Lifetime

Jared Jank experienced a New Year's Eve that was made up of several once-in-a-lifetime experiences, courtesy of winning a Minnesota Lottery social sweepstakes.

Happy Pawlidays!

Looking for the purrfect gift? Do you have some pet lovers on your holiday list? Are you a pet lover that needs to treat themselves?

All About 2nd Chances

This probably isn’t news to you, but here at the Minnesota Lottery, we love to give away prizes. And since every ticket can’t be a winner, we offer a variety of 2nd Chances throughout the year to give you even more ways to win.

Retailer Feature: Jerry’s Bar, Boy River

Amid fabulous fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing and snowmobiling country you’ll find Jerry’s Bar, the only lottery retailer for about 20 miles.

5 Lottery Gift Ideas from Scratch

If you’re feeling a little crafty this year, and want to take your lottery gift giving to the next level, why not try one of these 5 easy and fun DIY ideas.

Gift Responsibly

We like to think that lottery tickets make the perfect gift for just about anybody on your list. But there is one big exception: never give lottery tickets to minors.

Wrap Up the Perfect Gift

Get those gifts all wrapped up. We’ve got some ideas for you!

Wolves in Minnesota

When you play the lottery you support wolves, lynx, and countless other Minnesota wildlife.

Powerball Delay Explained

Like many of you, the team at the Minnesota Lottery was excited to see if the Nov. 7 world record jackpot would hit, or if it would keep growing.

Finding and Preserving Lake Superior Shipwrecks

Lottery dollars, through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, have helped the Minnesota Historical Society find, interpret, preserve, and manage underwater and shoreline cultural resources such as vessels in Lake Superior.