Minnesota Gopher 5

Next estimated jackpot:

$310,000

Thinking of entering the MN Gopher 5 lottery? Here you’ll find all the lottery game information you need—from learning how to play to details about the latest draws.

The drawing schedule is easy to remember. Draws are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:17 PM CT.

Latest Draw

Wednesday, February 28 2024

  • 5
  • 20
  • 21
  • 34
  • 46

Minnesota Gopher 5 Overview

  • Gopher 5 is the Minnesota Lottery game which takes place three times a week and always offers a jackpot of at least $100,000.
  • Ticket sales close at 6:10 PM CT on those days and the numbers selected just afterwards at approximately 6:17 PM.
  • To play, you must pick five numbers from a range of 1 to 47. It costs $1 per ticket, with playslips on sale at all lottery retailers in the state.
  • There are four different ways to win, by matching two, three, four or five of the numbers.
  • The jackpot is paid out if anyone matches all five numbers. It is shared if there are multiple winners. If there are no tickets that are a perfect match, the grand prize rolls over to the next draw and an even larger amount will be offered.

Minnesota Gopher 5 & North 5 Comparison

Draw Days

Starting Jackpot

Record Jackpot

Ticket Price

Next Jackpot

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Gopher 5

3x Weekly

$100,000

$2,032,201

$1

$310,000

Minnesota North 5 logo

North 5

Every day

$25,000

$236,073

$1

$26,000

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Minnesota Gopher 5 Odds Table

Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 47.

Prize Level Prize Odds (Rounded)
Match 5 Jackpot - Minimum $100,000 1 in 1,533,939
Match 4 $500 1 in 7,304
Match 3 $15 1 in 178
Match 2 $1 1 in 13
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 12

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Biggest Gopher 5 Jackpot

Jackpot iconJackpot: $2.03 Million

Calendar iconDate: November 8, 2005

Winner iconLocation: Watonwan County

The largest Minnesota Gopher 5 jackpot was won in 2005 and it was worth $2,032,201. The grand prize was won by 22 co-workers and it was shared equally among them. The winning ticket was sold in Watonwan County.

Gopher 5 History

Gopher 5 was introduced in May 1991, making it the first Minnesota-only game to be played in the state. The jackpot has climbed higher than $1 million several times in the past, with the biggest-ever win a $2,032,201 payout that went to 22 co-workers from Watonwan County on November 8, 2005. That record jackpot came just months after the number matrix changed to its current format of 5/47 on September 21, 2005. Up to this point, players had to pick five numbers from 1 to 42, and a Bonus Ball was also drawn. The minimum win was for matching two numbers plus the Bonus Ball.

How to Claim a Prize

The deadline for claiming prizes is one year after the date of a drawing. The procedure for how to claim depends on the value of the prize. Here is what you need to do if you win:

Up to $599

Minnesota Lottery retailers are allowed to pay out any prize below $600. However, they may not always have the cash available. Another option is to claim by mail. It's recommended that you keep a copy of the front and back of your ticket, and that you use registered mail. The address to send your winning ticket to is as follows:

Minnesota State Lottery
P.O. Box 131000,
Roseville, MN 55113


$600 to $50,000

You can also claim by mail if you win up to $50,000, but you will also need to complete a claim form to send along with your ticket. Alternatively, you can visit any lottery office in Minnesota. You do not require an appointment to visit the Roseville office, but it is advised that you call ahead if you are planning to go to one of the regional offices in Virginia, Detroit Lakes, Owatonna or Marshall.

Over $50,000

For a prize of more than $50,000, you will need to visit the head office in Roseville. It is a good idea to call and book an appointment for a prize of this value. You can call 888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273.

Minnesota Gopher 5 Quick Stats

These are the hot and cold numbers for MN Gopher 5. If you would like to view more stats then use the button below to head over to our dedicated page.

Hot Numbers

  • 35
  • 26
  • 12
  • 11
  • 33

Cold Numbers

  • 6
  • 37
  • 39
  • 42
  • 16

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