The results are in and we’re proud to deliver another big win for Minnesotans during our latest fiscal year, which ran July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Players cashed in a record $501.9 million in prizes, and another record payout — $196.1 million — was returned to lottery beneficiaries to protect Minnesota’s environment and natural resources and support vital state services serving each of Minnesota’s 87 counties.

Lottery sales reached $787.2 million, the second highest total in the lottery’s 33-year history, with scratch games taking the lead at $545.7 million. Four record-setting jackpot runs fueled Minnesota’s highest lotto game sales to date. A record $233 million in lotto tickets were sold, a forty percent increase from the previous fiscal year.

A higher profit margin on lotto tickets contributed to a record return for Minnesota’s important beneficiaries:

- $105.7 million to the General Fund, which supports education, public safety and health and human services.

- $88.9 million toward programs dedicated to the protection and preservation of Minnesota’s environment and natural resources:

  • Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, $51.9 million
  • Game and Fish Fund, $18.5 million
  • Natural Resources Fund, $18.5 million

- $1.5 million for programs to help prevent and treat problem gambling.

The lottery’s success wouldn’t be possible without our 3,000 hard-working retail partners located throughout Minnesota. Retailers earned $51.9 million in commissions and incentives, an average of $17,288 per business.

The lottery recognized their top selling retailers this week and welcomed four new retailers in their elite Million Dollar Sales Club. Congratulations to the following business that sold $1 million in lottery tickets for the first time: 

Kwik Trip #1169 in North St. Paul

Cub Foods (Larpenteur) in Roseville

King’s County Market in St. Francis

Cub Foods (Southdale) in Edina

They join 19 other retailers who passed this major milestone and contributed to another record-setting year for the lottery.

Our latest fiscal year is proof that when Minnesotans play, everyone wins. A big heartfelt thank you to our players and retailers. Your support allows up to deliver on our mission of raising money for programs that positively impact the lives of Minnesotans. We couldn’t do it without you!