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| Minnesota State Lottery
||2645 Long Lake Road Roseville, Minnesota
||5,266,214 (U.S. Census Bureau, Population
|Year Lottery Founded:
|Gross Sales FY 2015:
Sales FY 2016:
|Sales Per Capita:
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||5.5% + 1% cashing bonus
|Number of terminals:
|Instant Ticket Vendor Primary Contract:
|Instant Ticket Secondary:
||Scientific Games and GTECH
|Number of ITVMs:
||Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Gopher 5,
Northstar Cash, Daily 3, Drawing Show, Instant Tickets, Raffle.
||Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund, General
Fund, Compulsive Gambling Treatment Program
Voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing
a lottery for Minnesota in November 1988; the measure passed with 57 percent of
the vote. Lottery legislation in 1989 created the Minnesota State Lottery.
Ticket sales began April 17, 1990, with the instant game Match Three. Sales the
first day were $5 million, with $15 million sold the first week.
little more than two months of operation, the Lottery paid back its startup
loan of $8.5 million.
The Minnesota State Lottery launched its first two
draw games on April 14, 1990, Daily 3 and Lotto*Minnesota (the local name given
to Lotto*America). The first Minnesota-only lotto game, Gopher 5, was
introduced in May 1991.
Current draw games offered in Minnesota include
Powerball, Mega Millions, Northstar Cash, Gopher 5, Hot Lotto Sizzler and Daily
3. Along with traditional scratch tickets, Print-N-Play games are available,
the newest generation of progressive-jackpot instant games played through
The Lottery is no stranger to new games and concepts. In
1999, it offered Golden Ticket Games, a $10 pouch that merged two separate
scratch games, and each pouch contained a guaranteed win of at least $3. G3
games, instant tickets playable through the retail terminals, debuted in 2003.
And beginning in November 2010, players residing in Minnesota could purchase
subscriptions for all of the Lotterys draw games through the Internet.
The distribution of Lottery proceeds has changed over the years, but there
has always been an emphasis on the environment and the states General
Currently, the General Fund receives 60 percent of proceeds while the
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund receives 40 percent. Unique among
American lotteries, each ticket sold is subject to a 6.5 percent
in-lieu-of-sales tax, which is split between the Game and Fish
Fund, the Natural Resources Fund and General Fund.
The Minnesota Lottery
also helps fund the states Department of Human Services compulsive
gambling program. The amount of the annual appropriation of Lottery revenues is
determined by the legislature.
November 8, 1988 - The Lottery constitutional amendment
permitting a state lottery; passed 57%.
1988 - To establish a Minnesota Environment/Natural Resources Trust Fund
for the Environment/Natural Resources and wildlife purposes; passed 77%.
November 6, 1990 - Dedicated 40% of the state
lottery proceeds to the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund until the
year 2001; passed 75%.
November 3, 1998 - To
extend the Natural Resources Trust Fund to the year 2025; passed
Archive For CY2017
|October 24, 2017
Instant Sales Vault Upwards
|July 10, 2017
||Minnesota Lottery Continues
to be Recognized for Its Accounting and Financial Reporting
|April 26, 2017
||Robert Doty Named New
Minnesota Lottery Executive Director
|February 14, 2017
Officials Lawsuit Curtailed by Judge
|January 27, 2017
Minnesota, and Missouri Lotteries Achieve Verified Status under
Responsible Gambling Best Practice
|January 21, 2017
Gambling Reaches New Heights in 2016
|January 17, 2017
for the Minnesota Lottery Takes a Different Tack
|January 16, 2017
||Proposed Amendment Might
Stop Charitable Gambling Money from Leaving the State
|January 11, 2017
||Minnesota Charities call
for Fairer Taxation, Say Its Time for a Change
|January 6, 2017
Reports Surge in Charitable Gambling
Archive For CY2016
|September 28, 2016
||Minnesota Lottery Report
Record Sales and Prize Distributions for FY2016
|August 31, 2016
Rallies Vikings Fans for an Epic Battle in Ad for Its New
|August 18, 2016
||Pollard Banknote Wins
Contract as Primary Scratch Game Supplier to the Minnesota State
|July 26, 2016
||Lottery Kicks Off New
Minnesota Vikings Scratch Game
|July 5, 2016
and Bingo Laws to Take Effect Friday
|June 6, 2016
||Error in Bingo Hall Tax
Break Wording Could Derail Minnesotas $300M Tax Bill
|May 16, 2016
||Andrew Zimmern, Minnesota
Lottery Stir Up New Potlucky Game
|April 21, 2016
||Local Agency Wins
Minnesota Lottery Agency of Record
|March 29, 2016
||Fantasy Sports Bill
Headed to House Vote
|February 1, 2016
||Minnesota Lottery Executive
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