Our state is home to the headwaters of the Mississippi and the north shore of the greatest of the Great Lakes. You could say that Minnesotans hit the jackpot when it comes to our natural resources. (#sorrynotsorry to all the other states that aren’t as lucky.)

Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are not only beautiful, they are critical for wildlife habitat, recreation and public health. Lottery dollars are invested in projects that help to protect native species, fight invasive species, protect water quality and provide opportunities for recreation.

Every time someone plays the Lottery, some of that money goes to benefit Minnesota’s environment. Here is a quick look at how Lottery supported funds have been protecting Minnesota’s water resources:

Learn more about how the Lottery is Playing Our Part for Minnesota’s environment.