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28 Ecstatic Players!

Play Lucky for Life for your chance to win $1,000 a day for the rest of your life. Purchase a Minnesota Lottery Lucky for Life ticket from January 10 - February 6 to enter for an extra chance to win $1,000! Find out more.

Hook a Big Win!

Pick up a Hardcore Cash scratch ticket at your lottery retailer and you could win up $75,000 instantly or enter for your second chance to win $1,500 cash and $1,500 worth of premium ice fishing gear from Ice Force.

Something's Strange . . . .

in the neighborhood. Pick up a $2 Ghostbusters™ scratch ticket at your Lottery retailer for the chance to instantly win up to $15,000. Didn't win? Enter for your second chance!

Get in the Game!

Pick up your Minnesota Vikings scratch ticket for your chance to win up to $100,000 instantly! Didn't win? Enter for your second chance to score 2017 season tickets, a road trip to Lambeau, merchandise and more. Get all the details!


Free Contests

Have You Got Cabin Fever?

We've got just the ticket to beat a cold Minnesota winter day. Enter for your chance to win a warm fleece blanket, a lottery mug filled with hot cocoa mix and some Cabin Fever scratch tickets. Maybe you'll win enough for a warm weather getaway.

Hoop Dreams!

Find out if you won the chance to join us for a sweet night at the Timberwolves home game on Friday, February 10 vs the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Did you win one of our fabulously ugly sweaters and some Cabin Fever scratch tickets? Find out!


Did you win tickets to the Gophers vs Badgers men's basketball border battle? The winner will receive two tickets to the game on Saturday, January 21st at Williams Arena plus an overnight stay at an on-campus hotel. We'll even throw in some extra goodies to make it super fun. Find out!

Road Trip!

Did you win the chance to hit the road to watch the Gopher men's hockey team beat the Badgers on their home ice in Madison? The winner will get two tickets to the games on January 20 & 21, plus hotel accommodations near campus and a whole lot more to make it a whole weekend of great hockey. Find out!

Run with the Wolves!

Find out if you won a pair of tickets to a Timberwolves home game in February. 


Grab Your Jacket

and join us at the Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler on Saturday, February 4. Minnesota’s largest outdoor beer festival features over 150 craft breweries, live music, gourmet food, and a flurry of winter activities including Human Foosball, sponsored by the Minnesota Lottery. Challenge your friends to a full-on, adult-size game and then stop by our booth for your chance to win some fun prizes. Meet you there!

Come on Out to a Wolves Game!

Join us at Target Center for the Timberwolves game on Tuesday, February 14. We'll be playing games to give away prizes on the concourse on game night. Check out some of the fun we've had!

Celebrating Everything Purple and Gold!

We had a great time tailgating on the Medtronic Plaza outside U.S. Bank Stadium before some really fun Vikings games. Check out the pre-game fun!

To kick off the Minnesota Vikings scratch ticket, we headed down to Mankato for Vikings Training Camp and surprised fans in the stands. Find out what happens when your tweet catches our attention.

It Was a Great State Fair

Another Great Minnesota Get Together is over and done. It was an epic 12 days of fabulous weather and record attendance. Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth to play along with us. Take a look at some of the fun we had!

Dance Party

We had a great time at the Basilica Block Party. The music was awesome and the crowd was super fun.

Take a look!

Northern Spark

The Mill District of Minneapolis comes alive for Northern Spark, a dusk to dawn festival of light and art. The focus of this year's festival was Earth's changing environment. We asked, "What can we do to combat climate change?" See the response we got.

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