Odds are you’ve probably heard about Minnesota Millionaire Raffle, and if you’d never played before, or have always wanted to give it a try, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re here to breakdown everything you need to know about one our most popular games.

Why the hype?

A few reasons.

  1. Best odds to win $1 million in Minnesota. With two guaranteed $1 million winners and only 700,000 tickets available for sale – that puts the odds of winning $1 million at 1 in 350,000. For comparison, the odds of winning $1 million playing Powerball® are 1 in 11,688,054.
  2. Offered only once a year. Tickets usually go on sale at the end of October to coincide with the upcoming holiday season. Ticket sales for this year’s raffle begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
  3. Minnesota-made. Raffle tickets are only for sale in Minnesota.
  4. They make great gifts. A few of our $1 million winners received their tickets as a holiday gift. Now that’s a gift that’s hard to top!

Buying tickets

Where to buy. Raffle tickets are sold at 3,000+ Minnesota Lottery retailers throughout the state. Most gas stations and grocery stores sell lottery. Simply go to the checkout where lottery is sold and ask for a raffle ticket.

Cost. Tickets cost $10 apiece and are printed like lotto tickets such as Powerball and Mega Millions®.

Duration. Raffle tickets are on sale through Dec. 31, 2022, or until all 700,000 tickets are sold —whichever comes first. Raffle tickets have sold out early every year since the game debuted in 2006. Last year tickets sold out in a record 30 days. Long story short: Don’t delay!

How to play

Each raffle ticket has a unique six-digit number that must match one of the winning numbers drawn on Jan. 1, 2023. Ticket numbers are printed consecutively from 000001 to 700000.


A total of 12,322 prizes are up for grabs, including:

  • Two $1 million
  • Five $100,000
  • Five $25,000
  • Ten $10,000
  • 100 $500
  • 4,200 - $100
  • 8,000 - $50

Checking tickets

Winning numbers will be announced on Jan. 1, 2023, so hold on to your ticket(s) and keep it in a safe place until the drawing.

Lottery retailers can check tickets by scanning them on the lottery terminal to let you know if it’s a winner.

The mnlottery.com ticket checker allows you to easily check your raffle tickets beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. An Excel file with a complete list of winning numbers will also be available for download.

Claiming prizes

Raffle winners have one year to claim prizes.

$50, $100, and $500 prizes can be claimed at Minnesota Lottery retailers (provided cash is on hand), or by mail.

$10,000 and $25,000 prizes can be claimed at any lottery office, or by mail.

$100,000 and $1 million prizes must be claimed in person at Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville.

Why play?

For every $10 raffle ticket sold, approximately $4 funds important environmental projects and state programs that benefit all Minnesotans.

Get in the game and play today because Raffle won’t last long.

More fun

Check out the cities where $1 million-winning raffle tickets have been sold. Raffle alone has produced 32 $1 million wins in Minnesota.

Read about some of Minnesotan’s raffle traditions, superstitions, and winning stories.

One final note

Raffle is meant to be fun. Play but don’t get carried away. It only takes one very lucky ticket to win.