theLotter Minnesota’s Top Stories


All the anecdotes, all the excitement of lottery play in Minnesota


Why do you play the lottery? You may be playing the lottery because of your desire to win the jackpot, or because you get excited with the adrenaline rush that comes in anticipation of lottery results. Or maybe you play the lottery because it’s fun! Whatever your reason, you may also enjoy reading our selection of lottery-themed articles and stories. They provide fascinating tips and guides and anecdotes about playing the lottery in Minnesota. Be inspired by the stories of Minnesota lottery winners. Perhaps one day soon you will score a jackpot win and have a tale to tell of your own!

North Star State's Lottery Games

North Star State's Lottery Games

Minnesotans can play for the nation’s biggest jackpots in Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as amazing lottery prizes in Lotto America, Northstar Cash, and Gopher 5.

Here's Why You Should Play Minnesota Lottery Online

Here's Why You Should Play Minnesota Lottery Online

We've made it simple and very convenient to play lotteries from the comfort of home, from wherever you are, whenever you want. Take a look at all the advantages of online lottery play.

Minnesota's Biggest Lottery Winners

Minnesota's Biggest Lottery Winners

When you hear that someone won the lottery you probably get jealous. Why couldn’t that jackpot winner be you? Some Minnesotans have been very lucky - here are their stories.

When You Buy a Ticket, Where Does the Money Go?

When You Buy a Ticket, Where Does the Money Go?

From every dollar you spend at the Minnesota Lottery, 25 cents helps preserve our state’s beautiful outdoors! Check out the impact you’re making whenever you play a Minnesota lottery!

Can You Stay Anonymous After Winning the Lottery?

Can You Stay Anonymous After Winning the Lottery?

Are you chasing fame or trying to hold on to your privacy? Whichever choice you make, be sure you're prepared to deal with scammers, the press, and state privacy laws.

What Are Your Odds of Winning Mega Millions?

What Are Your Odds of Winning Mega Millions?

Knowing your lottery odds is the key to playing smart, and you might even be pleasantly surprised by how high your chances are for Mega Milllions prizes.

What's the Powerball After Taxes in Minnesota?

What's the Powerball After Taxes in Minnesota?

Winning the Powerball jackpot would be the dream of a lifetime - you wouldn't want to spoil it by not being prepared for the financial decisions you'll have to make if you win.