The best thing about summer winding down? The Great Minnesota Get Together, of course. The Minnesota State Fair is right around the corner and with a bit of imagination, you can almost smell mini donuts and deep fried everything.

The Minnesota Lottery is excited to be back at the fair. You can find us on the corner of Judson and Nelson - just look for the giant adirondack chair designed by local artist Adam Turman.

Take a seat and grab your phone for a photo then head to our booth for the State Fair special:

  • Buy $20 in lottery tickets for a free T-shirt
  • Buy $10 in lottery tickets for a free tumbler, bag, or tape measure.

Don’t forget to enter any non-winning scratch tickets purchased at the fair for the chance to win prize pack valued at $1,000 including some fun lottery gifts, a MOA gift card and $900 cash!

Before we make new state fair memories, let’s take a look back at some fan favorites from over the years:

"My favorite time to play the Minnesota State Lottery is at the Great Minnesota Get Together. I went to the fair on a date with my now husband— we bought two $5 scratch tickets and won $25! We love the Minnesota Lottery!" - Brittany, Garfield

"The first time I ever bought scratch games was at the Minnesota State Fair. I bought $20 worth and I won $100. I was so excited that it has now become a tradition. It’s been going on for 11 years now." - Whitney, Minneapolis

"I visit the lottery booth at the State Fair every year. This guy was trying to give me some good luck with my tickets, and I got a free T-shirt!" - Larry, Hopkins

"I always make sure to get my yearly T-shirt at the Great Minnesota State Fair." - Beverly, Minneapolis

"I always play the scratch offs at the state fair. I walked away with $85 one year, plus a T-shirt!" - Cindy, Bloomington

"Every year I go to the Minnesota State Fair I stop at the lottery booth and buy my tickets so I can get a free T-shirt which I proudly wear. Sometimes I win a little, but I love the tradition!" - Maria, Grey Eagle

"We love stopping by the Minnesota Lottery booth at the Minnesota State Fair every year. We sit and enjoy our favorite fair foods while doing scratch offs." - Chris, North St. Paul

"During the State Fair you can find me at the booth getting in on the new T-shirt and hoping to spin the wheel."  - Marianne, White Bear Lake

"My favorite winning story was at the State Fair. I was on my way out and won $75. It was nice to win enough to pay for my day at the fair!" - Jennifer, Shakopee

"It's a tradition to head to the Great Minnesota State Fair with my family each year. I have to get my lottery tickets with my T-shirt! Although I haven't had a BIG win, I look forward to getting my T-shirt each year and hopefully a chance at some extra cash to spend on all the great food!" - Milinda, Blaine

"My mother and I love to get scratch offs, especially at the fair. I usually win!" - Amanda, Cottage Grove

We want to hear about your winning stories at the fair this year. Enter our free Share Your Lottery Story monthly contest to share your story for the chance to win $25 in scratch tickets and a lottery T-shirt.