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| North Dakota Lottery
||1050 EAST INTERSTATE AVE. - SUITE 200
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA 58503-5574
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
|Year Lottery Founded:
|Gross Sales FY 2016:
|Number of Employees:
||Do Not Offer Instant Games
|On-line Vendor Contract:
March 2004 March 2014
July 2012 June 2015
||The North Dakota Lottery conducts five
multistate games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, WILD CARD
2® and 2by2®.
||The breakdown of each $1Lottery ticket
Contracted Services $0.10
Retailer Commissions $0.05
Administrative/Operating Expense $0.04
Marketing/Advertising Expenses $0.02
Problem Gambling fund $0.01 ($400,000 per biennium)
Prize Reserve Pools $0.02
||The State of North Dakota.
In November 2002, North Dakota citizens approved a
constitutional amendment that allows participation in multistate lottery games.
The legislature passed a lottery bill that became law in April 2003, creating
the North Dakota Lottery as a division of the Office of Attorney General.
Unique among all U.S. lotteries, North Dakota is only able to offer multistate
draw games. Instant tickets and North Dakota-only games are prohibited.
Ticket sales began with Powerball on March 25, 2004, and it was joined by
Hot Lotto on June 24 and Wild Card 2 on September 23. The Lotterys fourth
game, 2by2, was added in February 2006. Mega Millions rounded out its current
lineup when sales started in January 2010.
Without the ability to offer a
variety of instant games, the North Dakota Lottery is much more subject to the
luck of the draw than other lotteries jackpot games are driven primarily
by the size of the jackpot. That said, North Dakota has been creative in its
use of promotions to help grow sales.
The Lottery is also one of the few in
the country to offer subscription play via the Internet for the convenience of
players. A subscription service was launched in November 2005, available
through the Internet or by mail.
The North Dakota Lotterys mission is
to maximize net proceeds for the benefit of the state by promoting entertaining
games, providing quality customer service to retailers and players, achieving
the highest standards of integrity, security, and accountability, and
maintaining public trust.
All Lottery proceeds are allocated to the
states General Fund, with the exception of $50,000 per quarter that is
transferred to the compulsive gambling prevention and treatment fund and
$105,625 per quarter that is sent to the drug task force grant fund.