More than 12,000 lottery players all across Minnesota started the new year with a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle win!

Have you checked your Raffle ticket? You may be in for a fun surprise when you do. As 2021 gets underway, Raffle prizes are being claimed left-and-right but there are still plenty of winning tickets just waiting to be redeemed.

The big wins included two $1 million prizes, five $100,000 prizes and five $25,000 prizes.

The first $1 million winners of 2021 purchased their winning tickets at the following locations:

-Leroy’s Great Bear Tire & Auto, 9000 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington

-SFP Liquors LLC 24086 State Highway 15, St. Cloud


The $100,000 winners purchased their tickets at the following locations:

-Center Mart LLC, 1801 Main St., Centerville

-Holiday #4064, 410 Tenth Ave. S.E., Milaca

-Holiday Stationstores LLC, 6210 109th Ave. N., Champlin

-Kwik Trip #153, 105 – 2nd St. S., Sartell

-Noble Parkway Mobil, 9500 Noble Parkway, Brooklyn Park

The $25,000 winners purchased their tickets at the following locations:

-Lueken’s Village Foods North, 1171 Bunyan Drive N.W., Bemidji

-Cub Foods Bloomington, 10520 S. France Ave., Bloomington

-Casey’s General Store #3601, 175 Nelson Blvd., Montrose

-Kwik Trip #168, 130 Eagle Lake Road N., Big Lake

-Holiday StationStores LLC, 3901 Eagle Creek Blvd., Shakopee

Q: How do I check my Raffle ticket?

A: Click on our Number Checker and enter your six-digit ticket number.

Q: I won! How do I claim my prize?

A: Prizes up to $599 can be claimed at Minnesota Lottery retailers. We encourage $50, $100, and $500 Raffle winners to support their local lottery retailers by claiming prizes at their business. Retailers earn 1 percent commission on prizes paid. $10,000 and $25,000 prizes can be claimed at any lottery office. $100,000 and $1 million prizes must be claimed at the Minnesota Lottery’s Roseville office. To keep our players and staff safe, space is limited; we recommend calling ahead to check hours and make an appointment.

Raffle Stats:

  • Minnesotans have been waking up to big Minnesota Millionaire Raffle wins on New Year’s Day for the past 15 years (game debuted in 2006).
  • Raffle has made 30 lucky players $1 million richer—that’s two new million-dollar winners each year.
  • Tickets for the 15th Minnesota Millionaire Raffle went on sale Oct. 20, 2020
  • Tickets for the 15th Raffle sold out at approximately 3:17 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2020
  • 700,000 tickets were available for sale
  • The game offers the Minnesota Lottery’s best odds to win $1 million

$1 million winning ticket retailer cities

  • 1/1/2007 – Circle Pines and Shafer
  • 1/1/2008 – Brainerd and Plainview
  • 1/1/2009 – Blaine and St. Francis
  • 1/1/2010 – Brooklyn Center and Red Wing
  • 1/1/2011 – Minneapolis and Waite Park
  • 1/1/2012 – Owatonna and Wadena
  • 1/1/2013 – Garrison and Pine City
  • 1/1/2014 – Blackduck and Waite Park
  • 1/1/2015 – Mankato and Ramsey
  • 1/1/2016 – Hastings and Minneapolis
  • 1/1/2017 – Coon Rapids and Pine City
  • 1/1/2018 – Forest Lake and New Ulm
  • 1/1/2019 – Crookston and Ely
  • 1/1/2020 – Brooklyn Center and Burnsville
  • 1/1/2021 – Bloomington and St. Cloud

All Minnesotans are winners. Over the last 30 years, the lottery is proud to have returned more than $3.3 billion to fund important state programs that are making a difference in every county across Minnesota. Since 2006, the Raffle game alone has raised nearly $35 million for Minnesota.