At the Lottery, our business is fun. We work with our partners throughout the community and our retailers all around the state to provide enjoyable entertainment options for you. When you play, your lottery dollars help to fulfill our purpose to give back to Minnesota to keep our great outdoors great. Find out more about the Lottery: who we are, what we do and why we do it!

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We bring the fun in a whole lot of different ways:

  • Pick up scratch or lotto tickets at a lottery retailer near you. There are always a wide variety of play styles available - you decide how you want to play.
  • Want more ways to win? Look for scratch games that feature a 2nd Chance to win cash, trips, vehicles and other great stuff.
  • Watch for FREE giveaways on our website and follow us on social media @mnlottery for your chance to win lottery tickets, event tickets and other cool stuff!

Don’t forget when everyone plays responsibly, we all win.

A portion of every dollar you play goes to support great things all across Minnesota. The Minnesota Lottery has given over $3.4 billion back to the state to preserve and protect our natural environment and to fund education, public safety and health & human services throughout the state. When you play, Minnesota wins! Learn more about where the money goes and our beneficiaries.

We like to get out and have fun all around the state. We are proud to sponsor Minnesota’s major sporting teams, along with the University of Minnesota Gophers. We get out to community events that feature local art and music including 12 glorious days at the Minnesota State Fair. Part of the fun is helping you get the most out of Minnesota and all it has to offer. Keep an eye out – you might find us in your neighborhood.

Lottery retailers are our partners. You can purchase lottery tickets at your neighborhood convenience store, grocery, liquor and tobacco stores. We want to highlight these great partnerships, whether it’s a fun story about your favorite clerk, retailer or your favorite place to play. But keep your eyes peeled for unique spots across the state where you can play including the Mall of America, Duluth Airport, Drukula’s Bowl in Inver Grove Heights or Happy Mart Convenience and Gift Basket in Rochester just to name a few. We want to give you a little extra fun anywhere you go.

Did you know that the lottery pays out, on average, over 92,000 prizes a day? That’s 92,000 happy moments across Minnesota every single day. We want to share those moments with you! We highlight fun winners and their stories, and fast facts about winners. You don’t need to win millions to have a little fun. If you do win, we’ve got tips for what you should do to get the most out of your moment. It pays to play the lottery!

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