Gopher 5 Numbers
A Minnesota original, Gopher 5 has a jackpot that starts at $100,000 and grows until someone wins it. Each play costs $1.00. The game features four prize tiers; match 2-5 numbers to win. With three draws every week, players have plenty of chances to try their luck.
- How to play: Choose five lucky numbers from 1 to 47.
- Drawing schedule: Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:17 pm CT. Ticket sales close at 6:10 pm on draw nights, so make sure you purchase your tickets by then to be entered in that evening's draw.
- How to win: Win the jackpot if you match all five numbers drawn by the lottery.
Check the latest Gopher 5 live winning numbers from the most recent draws below.
How to Play Gopher 5
Pick up a playslip at an authorized Minnesota Lottery retailer. Each play costs $1.00.
Choose your own five lucky numbers from 1 to 47, or use the Gopher 5 smartpicks page on this site to let AI help your selection.
Win the jackpot if you match all five numbers the lottery draws. You can also win a prize if you match two, three, or four numbers.
Keep playing your favorite numbers for up to 14 draws without making any extra trips with a multi-draw ticket. The cost is $1.00 per play times the number of draws entered.
Made a mistake on your playslip? Just mark the VOID box to cancel the play with the error.
After you purchase your ticket, check that the numbers and draws listed are correct.
Make sure to sign the back of the ticket as soon as you receive it, and keep it in a secure place. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, so if you don't sign, anyone with the ticket can claim any prize it wins.
Check the table below for the prizes you can score by matching two, three, four or all five winning numbers. The jackpot starts at $100,000 and increases with each roll.
Do you have to match the numbers in the exact order they are drawn to win? No - your numbers can match the numbers drawn in any order to win. On your ticket, the numbers are listed in numerical order, but they do not have to match the winning numbers in that order.
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5||Jackpot*||1 in 1,533,939|
|4||$500||1 in 7,304|
|3||$15||1 in 178|
|2||$1||1 in 13|
|*The jackpot is a cash prize; if there is more than one winner, it will be divided equally.
Overall odds of winning a Gopher 5 prize are approximately 1 in 12.
Claiming Gopher 5 Prizes
All Minnesota lotto (draw game) prizes must be claimed within one year from the winning drawing date. If not claimed by this time, prizes expire and tickets are no longer valid.
For more information on how to claim Minnesota Lottery wins, please visit the Where to Claim Prizes page.