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How to Play Gopher 5

To play or not to play? Just gopher it.

Proud to be a Minnesotan? Meet the jackpot game you can ONLY get in the The Gopher State.

Gopher 5: The Fast Facts

Cost: $1

Jackpot: Rolling jackpots start at $100,000

Drawings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:17 p.m. CT

Overall odds of winning any prize: 1 in 12

Biggest Gopher 5 jackpot in history: $2.01 million

How to Play

Select 5 numbers from 1–47. Or Quick Pick. That's it!

Gopher 5 Prizes

There are 4 ways to win a Gopher 5 prize. Match 5 of 5 numbers to hit the jackpot! Match 2 of 5 numbers to break even. 

Prizes and odds for Gopher 5
Match Win Odds
5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 1,533,939
4 of 5 $500 1 in 7,304
3 of 5 $15 1 in 178
2 of 5 $1 1 in 13

Drawings and Winners

Winning numbers for Gopher 5 are drawn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:17 PM.

If you bought your Gopher 5 ticket in person, prizes up to $50,000 are claimable by mail. Learn more here.

If you’re a Jackpocket player…

You are automatically notified when you win on Jackpocket. No prize left behind! For Minneosta Lottery prizes up to $599, Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win $600 or more, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the Minnesota Lottery.

That’s all you need to know to start playing Gopher 5 like a champ! 

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