Minnesota Lottery™

Events

Come see us at a gathering near you.

Explore

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 things to do. These are just a few of them.


Watch videos made by Minnesotans, for Minnesotans



Discover the Natural Beauty of Minnesota

Prairies

Only 1% of Minnesota's prairies still exist and Lottery proceeds are helping to protect them.

Learn More

Water

Minnesota’s abundance of lakes, rivers and streams are beautiful and critical for wildlife, recreation and public health.

See The Infographic

Parks & Trails

More than half of Minnesota’s state parks, recreational areas, and state trails have benefitted from Lottery proceeds.

See the Impact

Get to know a Minnesota Lottery retailer

Mel's Sport Shop in Spicer celebrates 60 years in business.

Read Their Story

Icons

Get to know a little more about some of Minnesota’s most famous landmarks.

Pelican Pete Pelican Rapids

The 15.5 foot statue has been referred to as “The Mother of All Pelicans.” Happy birthday to Pelican Pete, who turns 60 this summer!

Largest Ball of Twine Darwin

It’s the world’s largest twine ball rolled by one person. “Weird Al” Yankovic referenced the 17,400-pound ball of twine in the song “The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.”

Paul Bunyan and Babe Bemidji, Brainerd, etc.

Several cities claim to be the birthplace of Paul Bunyan but we know Paul was definitely born in Minnesota! June 28 is National Paul Bunyan Day.

Lift Bridge Duluth

The Lift Bridge is one of Minnesota’s most photographed icons, has a clearance of 180 feet, and weighs approximately 900 tons.

Mallard Wheaton

A mallard isn’t an unusual sight in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but you’ll have to visit Wheaton to see one that’s more than 20 feet high!

Showy Lady Slipper (state flower)

Minnesota’s State Flower since 1902, they can live up to 100 years! Take a picture if you see one—their orchids are extremely rare and it’s illegal to pick them.

Minnehaha Falls Minneapolis

More than 850,000 people visit the Falls each year. They’re part of Minnehaha Creek, which flows all the way to the Mississippi River.

Split Rock Lighthouse North Shore

Split Rock Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark. The beacon is only lit one day a year on November 10 to commemorate the sinking of all the vessels lost on the Great Lakes.

U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis

U.S. Bank Stadium has five of the largest pivoting glass doors in the world, ranging from 75–95 feet tall. The glass was made in Owatonna!

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Eveleth

Eveleth is home to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum and to the World’s Largest Free Standing Hockey Stick & Puck!

Willie Walleye Baudette

He’s over 40 feet long and weighs about two tons. Now that’d be a big catch!

Water Skiing Lake City

Water skiing was invented on Lake Pepin in Lake City in 1922 by Ralph Samulson.

Hjemkomst Viking Ship Moorhead

This 76-foot long replica of an ancient Viking ship was built by hand. The ship sailed from Duluth to Norway in 72 days. Hjemkomst means “homecoming” in Norwegian.

MN State Fair Falcon Heights

The first airplane flight in Minnesota took place at the State Fair in 1910. And don’t forget about Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court carved into 90-pound blocks of butter!

Mystery Cave Forestville

The longest cave in Minnesota, spanning over 13 miles underground, stays at a constant 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Features include stalactites, stalagmites, and underground pools.

“Only in Minnesota” celebrates the inspiring and sometimes unexpected landmarks in Minnesota. Share your favorite Minnesota moments with #OnlyinMN.