$45M In Environmental Projects Recommended For Lottery FundingA state panel is recommending 88 environmental projects for over $45.4 million in funding from Minnesota Lottery proceeds and related sources.
Fired Minnesota Lottery Executive Sues For Her Job BackA former senior executive at the Minnesota State Lottery who was fired amid a bout with alcohol abuse is suing her ex-boss and the state on claims she was discriminated against because of her gender and her chemical dependency.
Internet Sales Of Minnesota Lottery Tickets Coming To HaltMinnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
Odds Of Winning Powerball Jackpot Will Soon Be SlimmerIt's going to get a lot harder to win the Powerball lottery, as the odds of winning the jackpot will increase to 1 in nearly 300 million. Previously, the odds were about 1 in 175 million.
Bemidji Man Wins $1.5M Gopher 5 JackpotA Bemidji man who used the same five numbers for 18 to 20 years has won a $1,550,322 Gopher 5 lottery jackpot.
$1M Powerball Prize Claimed In Iowa With Taped-Back-Together TicketA Des Moines man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize with a taped-back-together ticket. Iowa Lottery officials say Pete Kemp showed up Monday to claim his prize. Five numbers on his repaired ticket matched five numbers drawn Saturday night: 24, 29, 38, 48 and 52.
Survey: MN Spent Nearly $100 Per Capita On Lottery In 2014Recently-released research figures show that Minnesotans spent on average close to $100 per person during 2014. The figures were released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, who analyzed data from Stateline pertaining to the amount of money people in the U.S. shelled out for lottery tickets.
Unclaimed $1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Hennepin County ExpiresMinnesota has a new millionaire, but he or she hasn't claimed the money yet. The lottery says their winning Powerball ticket is worthless after Thursday night
Bill Stemming Lottery Power Heads To Minnesota House FloorThe bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday amid calls by some lawmakers to seek a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton rather than provoke a veto.
Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In North Carolina, Puerto Rico, TexasTickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States.
Lottery: No Jackpot Winner In $380M Powerball DrawingLottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing.
Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers ConcernAs lawmakers are trying to make changes to the state’s lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating it. At a news conference Friday morning, the Governor said the lottery has generated $2.4 billion for public projects since its inception 25 years ago.