Minnesota Online Gambling Legislative Update

We wanted to take a moment to update you on the on the scheduled elimination of the Lottery’s iLottery products. As we announced in June, the Minnesota State Legislature voted in May to end the Minnesota Lottery's ability to sell eScratch tickets sold 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 is required by law to end these services on or before September 25, 2015.

After consulting with our vendors, we have created a timetable for suspending not only the aforementioned products, but also the lotto subscription service. The following important dates will have an impact on your account.

Sunday, August 2 – The ability to add additional funds to your online wallet will be disabled at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 24 – Sales of all lotto draw games and all eScratch tickets will be disabled at 11:59 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26 – Any unplayed eScratch tickets in your account will be “force played” by the Lottery and any winnings will be added to your wallet.

Friday, August 28 – Sales of Mega Millions via Play at the Pump or Play at the ATM will be disabled at 8:05 p.m. The last drawing for Mega Millions and Gopher 5 tickets purchased via iLottery subscription, Play at the Pump, or Play at the ATM will be held on August 28.

Saturday, August 29 – Sales of Powerball via Play at the Pump or Play at the ATM will be disabled at 8:05 p.m. The last drawing for Powerball, Hot Lotto, All or Nothing, Northstar Cash, and Daily 3 tickets purchased via iLottery subscription, Play at the Pump, or Play at the ATM will be held on August 29.

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. 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.

Thursday, September 24 – Last day for players to log into their account. Website will be disabled at 11:59 p.m.

We thank you again for your patience as we work through this 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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