Minnesota Online Gambling Legislative Update

Dear iLottery Player,

We wanted to take a moment to update you on the scheduled wind down of the Lottery’s iLottery products. As we announced in June, the Minnesota State Legislature voted to end the Minnesota Lottery's ability to sell eScratch tickets on the Lottery's website. The same legislation also requires us to end Play at the Pump and Play at the ATM sales. The Lottery must end these services on or before September 25, 2015.

Additionally, after consulting with our vendors, we are ending the lotto subscription service. This is a change from our previous update. We worked with our vendor to find a way to keep this program running, but we were unable to come to a mutually acceptable agreement.

In order to better facilitate the process of issuing any refunds owed to you, the player, please take a moment to update your profile, especially your home address.

The following important dates will affect your account:

Wednesday, August 5

  • The ability to add additional funds to your online wallet will be disabled at 11:59 p.m.

Friday, August 28

  • Sales of Gopher 5 via iLottery subscription will be disabled at 5:09 p.m.
  • The last drawing for Gopher 5 tickets purchased via iLottery subscription will be held at 6:17 p.m.
  • Sales of Mega Millions via Play at the Pump or Play at the ATM will be disabled at 8:05 p.m. 
  • Sales of Mega Millions via iLottery subscription will be disabled at 8:09 p.m.
  • The last drawing for Mega Millions tickets purchased via iLottery subscription, Play at the Pump, or Play at the ATM will be held at 10:00 p.m.
  • Any tickets previously purchased for drawings after August 29th will be automatically refunded to your wallet.

Saturday, August 29

  • Sales of Northstar Cash and Daily 3 via iLottery subscription will be disabled at 5:09 p.m. 
  • The last drawing for Northstar Cash and Daily 3 tickets purchased via iLottery subscription will be held at 6:17 p.m.
  • Sales of the All or Nothing midday and evening draws via iLottery subscription will be disabled at 11:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m, respectively. 
  • The last drawing for All or Nothing midday and evening draw tickets purchased via iLottery subscription will be held at 12:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., respectively.
  • Sales of Powerball via Play at the Pump or Play at the ATM will be disabled at 8:05 p.m. 
  • Sales of Hot Lotto and Powerball via iLottery subscription will be disabled at 8:09 p.m. 
  • The last drawing for Hot Lotto and Powerball tickets purchased via iLottery subscription, Play at the Pump, or Play at the ATM will be held at 9:40 p.m. and 9:59 p.m., respectively.
  • Any tickets previously purchased for drawings after August 29th will be automatically refunded to your wallet.

Monday, August 31

  • Sales of all eScratch tickets will be disabled at 12:00 noon. 
  • Any unplayed eScratch tickets in your account will be “force played” by the Lottery and any winnings will be added to your wallet.
  • Last day for players to log on to their account. The website will be disabled at 11:59 p.m.
  • PLEASE LOG ON TO YOUR ACCOUNT AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE TO ENSURE THAT YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS CORRECT. IF IT IS NOT, PLEASE CHANGE IT TO THE CORRECT ADDRESS.

Monday, September 14

  • The Lottery will begin the process of producing refund checks and mailing them to the home address listed in the player’s profile information. 

We thank you again for your patience as we work through this inconvenient process and for your continued support of the Minnesota Lottery.

Questions or comments about these next steps can be directed to us at pr@mnlottery.com.

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