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.
2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In MinnesotaIf you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night's drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.
Elk River Man Claims $1 Million Lottery PrizeThe second of two Minnesota Millionaire raffle winners has come forward to claim his prize, according to officials with the Minnesota State Lottery. Officials said Robert Hans of Elk River came forward on Wednesday to claim his $1 million prize.
2 Big Winners In Minnesota Millionaire RaffleOfficials with the Minnesota State Lottery said that two Minnesota Millionaire Raffle tickets were sold, one in Anoka County and one in Blue Earth County, of the more than 4,000 winning tickets sold in 2014.
Northfield Couple Claims $2 Million Lotto Jackpot A Northfield couple won a $2 million Minnesota State Lottery jackpot Friday, the second-highest Gopher 5 payout on record.
Winning Hot Lotto Ticket Sold In Anoka CountyLottery officials said a winning ticket worth nearly $12 million was sold in Anoka County. The Hot Lotto drawing took place Saturday night, with the winning numbers being 1-2-3-25-30 and a Hot Ball of 19.
Mega Millions Tuesday Jackpot Hits $400 MillionIf you buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket before Tuesday night's drawing, there's a chance you could wake up Wednesday and be $400 million richer.
2 Big Winners Emerge From Millionaire New Year's DrawingTwo Minnesotans are holding raffle tickets worth a million dollars Thursday morning. A total of 150 gamblers tickets won prizes in the Minnesota Millionaire New Year's drawing.
$586 Million Jackpot Is 2nd Largest In Mega Millions History The Mega Millions jackpot jumped Monday to $586 million after Friday's drawing produced no winning ticket. The jackpot now ranks as the second largest in Mega Millions history and fourth biggest overall in U.S. history. Here's a look at the top 10 record lottery jackpots in U.S. history.
Minn. Lottery's E-Tickets Unnerve Some LawmakersState lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery's gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.
Latest Powerball Jackpot Grows To $400 MillionThe Powerball jackpot will be a big talker yet again this week as nobody won the jackpot over the weekend, and the next winner will have a big prize. Officials said the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will like exceed $400 million after nobody won the big prize in Saturday night’s drawing.
2 Accused Of Stealing Lotto Tickets TwiceTwo men have been arrested for allegedly stealing lottery tickets in Montrose on at least two separate occasions last month. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said they responded to Red's Café on both August 17 and August 22 on calls of reported burglaries.
Lightning Strikes Twice For Man With Scratch-Off Lottery TicketsTalk about luck. Mike Mendyk of Minnesota City, which is near Winona, just won his second scratch-off prize worth $100,000. So what's his secret? Even his wife doesn't know. Becky Mendyk said it may be Mike's casual attitude toward lottery tickets.
Minnesota Powerball Winner ID'd, Handed $149.4M CheckThe joke had always been that 45-year-old Paul White's long-term financial plan was the lottery, and on Thursday it paid off in full as the Ham Lake man won the Powerball jackpot. During a Thursday press conference White was handed the $149.4 million check.
Winning MN Powerball Ticket Sold In Anoka CountyMinnesota lottery officials announced Thursday morning that the winning ticket in Wednesday night's massive Powerball jackpot was sold in Anoka County. Minnesota had a single winning ticket for the $448 million jackpot, with two others sold in New Jersey.