Michael Vekich Named Interim Executive Director Of The Minn. LotteryGov. Mark Dayton has tapped an experienced hand to lead the Minnesota Lottery as he searches for a full-time replacement.
3 Powerball Jackpot Winners Confirmed, 12 In Minn. Win Other PrizesQuite a crowd gathered at a store that sold one of the three winning Powerball tickets Wednesday night. Three winners were confirmed in Wednesday's Powerball. The winners were from California, Tennessee and Florida.
Good Question: Where Does Money From Lottery Ticket Sales Go?Since the beginning of the current record-breaking Powerball run, Minnesotans have bought $50 million worth of Powerball tickets. But, not all of that money goes to prizes. That’s why Marlene, Lloyd, Deb and Robbie want to know: Where does all the money go? Good Question.
'Remember, It's Just A Game': MN Lottery Breaking Its Ticket Sales RecordsAs Minnesota lottery players shatter past sales records, the people who run Powerball in the state are urging restraint.
Good Questions: Powerball FAQEvery Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the burning questions that our viewers have sent. This week, we’re looking at a few questions on this week's historic Powerball lottery jackpot of $700 million.
Minnesota Lottery Director Ed Van Petten ResignsMinnesota's state lottery director resigned Friday amid questions about billing taxpayers for stays at his personal timeshares during work travel.
Ex-MN Lottery Official Suing Over Termination Was On Notice Over DrinkingA former top Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination had the attention of Gov. Mark Dayton's office in 2012 for misconduct that "created public embarrassment" for the agency.
Fmr. Minnesota Lottery Official Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving ChargeA former top Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination has pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a serious car crash last December.
$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.
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.