Minnesota Gopher 5
Gopher 5 is the Minnesota Lottery game which takes place three times a week and always offers a jackpot of at least $100,000. The winning numbers for the past 10 draws are displayed right here.
Draws are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening, with ticket sales closing 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.
This Minnesota Gopher 5 data includes all draws up to and including Friday 29th September 2023. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.
Prize Draw Information
The last jackpot drawn on Friday 29th September 2023 for Minnesota Gopher 5 was $445,000
The next estimated Minnesota Gopher 5 jackpot is $485,000
Gopher 5 Numbers (Last 10 Draws)
|Draw Date||Winning Numbers|
|Friday 29th September 2023||
|Wednesday 27th September 2023||
|Monday 25th September 2023||
|Friday 22nd September 2023||
|Wednesday 20th September 2023||
|Monday 18th September 2023||
|Friday 15th September 2023||
|Wednesday 13th September 2023||
|Monday 11th September 2023||
|Friday 8th September 2023||
Gopher 5 Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 47.
|Numbers Matched||Prize||Odds (Rounded)|
|5||Jackpot - Minimum $100,000||1 in 1,533,939|
|4||$500||1 in 7,304|
|3||$15||1 in 178|
|2||$1/td>||1 in 13|
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 12
Minnesota Gopher 5 Draw Details
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 alongside to send in alongside 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.
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 to book an appointment for a prize of this value. You can call 888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273.
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