MN Lotto America Numbers
Lotto America is a popular multi-state game played in Minnesota and 12 other jurisdictions. It offers a starting Grand Prize jackpot of $2 million that keeps rolling over until someone wins it. With no cap on how high the top prize can go, it has climbed to well over $10 million on occasion. Players also have the chance to hit eight additional prize payout levels.
- How to play: Pick five main numbers from 1 to 52 plus an extra Star Ball number from 1 to 10. Multiply non-jackpot wins by adding the All Star Bonus Number option.
- Drawing schedule: There are three chances to win every week, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:00 pm CT. Sales close at 9:00 pm.
- How to win: Win the top prize if you match all five main numbers and the Star Ball number drawn by the lottery.
Check your numbers from the most recent draws, or scroll down for a game explainer on how to play, the All Star Bonus multiplier, prize levels and odds, claiming prizes, rules, and history. A breakdown of Minnesota Lotto America winners can be found here.
How to Play
Choose five main numbers from 1 to 52 and one Star Ball number from 1 to 10. Alternatively, you can choose Quick Pick to let the lottery computer randomly select your numbers.
The All Star Bonus multiplier option is available for an extra $1 per play. The add-on increases all prize amounts except the jackpot from two to five times - you can win between $4 and $100,000.
Two different ball machines are used for each drawing. One randomly selects the five main numbers and the other picks the Star Ball number.
There are nine ways to win a Lotto America prize. Match all six numbers drawn to win the Grand Prize jackpot (five red balls in any order plus the Star Ball). You can also win cash at the other eight prize levels if you match fewer numbers.
Grand Prize winners may choose to receive their payout as either an annuity or a one-time lump sum.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
There are a total of nine Lotto America prize tiers.
The guaranteed minimum Grand Prize of $2 million keeps rolling until it's won, with no cap on how high it can grow. To hit the jackpot, a player needs to match the five main numbers plus the Star Ball.
The other eight prize tiers offer fixed cash amounts for matching fewer numbers. Any non-jackpot prize can be multiplied up to five times with the All Star Bonus add-on.
The table below has a breakdown of the payouts and chances of winning. To see how the All Star Bonus multiplies prizes, scroll down to the second table.
|5 of 5 + Star Ball||Jackpot*||1 in 25,989,600|
|5 of 5||$20,000||1 in 2,887,733|
|4 of 5 + Star Ball||$1,000||1 in 110,594|
|4 of 5||$100||1 in 12,288|
|3 of 5 + Star Ball||$20||1 in 2,404|
|3 of 5||$5||1 in 267|
|2 of 5 + Star Ball||$5||1 in 160|
|1 of 5 + Star Ball||$2||1 in 29|
|Star Ball Only||$2||1 in 17|
|Overall odds of winning a Lotto America prize are approximately 1 in 9.63.
*Jackpot payment is subject to Lottery rules and pari-mutuel payments may be made, where the prize is divided equally if there are multiple winners.
All Star Bonus Multiplier
The All Star Bonus add-on multiplies all prize levels below the jackpot. It costs an extra $1 per play and must be added when a ticket is purchased.
An All Star Bonus number is drawn by the lottery on each Lotto America draw night. All prizes except the jackpot are multiplied by the Bonus number drawn, increasing by 2x, 3x, 4x or even 5x their original value.
Check the table to see how much base game prizes can grow when the All Star Bonus is added to a play:
|Match||Base Prize||Prize if All Star Bonus Number is:|
|5 of 5||$20,0000||$40,000||$60,000||$80,000||$100,000|
|4 of 5 + Star Ball||$1,000||$2,00||$3,000||$4,000||$5,000|
|4 of 5||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500|
|3 of 5 + Star Ball||$20||$40||$60||$80||$100|
|3 of 5||$5||$10||$15||$20||$25|
|2 of 5 + Star Ball||$5||$10||$15||$20||$25|
|1 of 5 + Star Ball||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
|Star Ball Only||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
All Star Bonus Odds of Winning
The table below shows the probability of the various All Star Bonus numbers being selected during a single draw. Occasionally promotions are run that may change the All Star Bonus features.
|All Star Bonus Number||Odds of Prize Increase|
|2X||15 in 32|
|3X||10 in 32|
|4X||4 in 32|
|5X||3 in 32|
How to Claim Prizes
Awesome! You've won a Lotto America prize! Here's what to do next.
First, make sure you sign the back of your ticket and keep it in a safe place.
You have one year from the draw date to redeem your win. Don't wait too long, because after a prize expires, there's no way to get it back.
The Minnesota Lottery encourages all winners of $50,000 and under to claim by mail.
Retailers may be able to cash tickets worth $599 and below. Winners of $600 and up may choose to visit the lottery's Roseville claim center to collect their check.
For big wins of more than $50,000, contact the lottery for information on your claiming options.
Under Minnesota law, prizes over $5,000 are subject to 24 percent federal tax withholdings and 7.25 percent state withholdings. If you are not a Minnesota resident, your payout is still subject to the 7.25 percent withholding.
For details on how to redeem your win, visit the Where to Claim Prizes page.
You must be 18 years of age or older to play Lotto America or claim a prize.
Lotto America History
The original Lotto*America game launched in 1988, after seven U.S. lotteries created the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in September 1987; Minnesota became a member in 1990. Nine more state lotteries subsequently also joined. Lotto*America drawings stopped on April 18, 1992. The game was renamed Powerball and began selling tickets on April 19, 1992.
Lotto America received some updates and relaunched in November 2017. It's currently played in 13 states.