Minnesota Online Lottery Games Experiment To EndThe Minnesota Lottery's experiment with paperless, instant-play tickets sold over the Internet and other platforms will come to an end because Gov. Mark Dayton decided Thursday against vetoing legislation suspending the games.
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.
Session 2015: Lawmakers Have Lots Left To Tackle After BreakThe Legislature has reached its spring break before grinding its way to the May 18 mandatory adjournment. Once lawmakers return in early April they'll concentrate on shaping a new two-year budget, but there's much more hanging in the balance. Here's a look at where many issues stand.
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.
Dayton: Talks Over Minnesota Lottery Curbs Yield LittleProposed restrictions on the Minnesota Lottery are steaming ahead and Gov. Mark Dayton is expressing new doubt over his ability to stop them.
1 Winner Of Minnesota Lottery's $1M Raffle EmergesIt's a happy start to the new year for a Minnesota Lottery raffle winner. The holder of one of two $1 million tickets has come forward and was to be introduced Friday.
Lottery Boss Wants Less Left To Chance At CapitolArmed with sales statistics tailored for each legislative district, the Minnesota Lottery chief is paying visits to lawmakers as he attempts to repair strained relationships and head off another showdown over tickets sold on the Internet, through automated cash-machines and at gas station pumps.
Zombies Pop Up In DT Mpls. For Lottery PromotionIt wasn't a typical Tuesday morning commute for some light rail riders in downtown Minneapolis. They found themselves sharing the platform with some zombies! The Minnesota Lottery sent the undead to the Government Plaza as part of a promotion for a new scratch game called "The Walking Dead."
Dayton Has Until May 30 To Decide On Last BillsGov. Mark Dayton is on the clock. He has until May 30 to dispense with the remaining bills lawmakers sent him upon adjourning their legislative session.
Dayton Confronts Bill Reeling In Minnesota LotteryBy landslide votes, lawmakers put Gov. Mark Dayton on the spot with a bill preventing the Minnesota Lottery from offering instant-play games online or selling tickets at gas pumps and ATMs. Dayton hasn't indicated what he'll decide, but his lottery director craves a veto.
MN House Frowns On But Avoids Virtual Lotto Sale Ban The day of reckoning over the Minnesota Lottery's foray into online gaming has been put off. House members voiced disapproval Tuesday over Internet and gas pump gambling options the lottery introduced.
House To Weigh Ban On Lottery's Virtual Sales The Minnesota Lottery's ability to sell paperless tickets over the Internet and at gas pumps is up for another legislative vote. The House was due Tuesday to consider a measure barring the lottery from continuing virtual games that have been the source of controversy.