# Minnesota Lottery

The Minnesota Lottery was introduced in 1988 – much later than many other US state. There had been calls to introduce a constitutional amendment allowing for a lottery since 1972. However, these had gone largely unheeded until the mid-1980s when a bill was put forward in the senate.

Although it eventually failed, the pressure of public opinion as well as the efforts of local politician, Governor Rudy Perpich, ensured that Minnesota finally got its lottery. Since its creation, it has raised close to $3 billion with a sizeable portion going to education and health care programs.

**The Games and Odds**

- Lucky for Life (5/48 + 1/18) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 30,821,472
- Mega Millions (5/75 + 1/15) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 258,890,850
- Powerball (5/69 + 1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 292,202,338
- Hot Lotto (5/47+1/19) – Odds of winning jackpot:1 in 29,144,841
- All or Nothing (12/24) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 2,704,156
- Gopher 5 (5/47) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 1,533,939
- Northstar Cash (5/31) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 169,911

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

**How to be a Mega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to be aHot Lotto Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 1 correct number with Hot Ball
- Hot Ball

**How to be an All or Nothing Winner**

- 12 correct numbers
- 11 correct numbers
- 10 correct numbers
- 9 correct numbers
- 8 correct numbers
- 7 correct numbers
- 6 correct numbers
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number
- 0 correct numbers

**How to be a Gopher 5 Winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers

**How to be Northstar Cash Winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers