Following the approval of a constitutional amendment for a state lottery, the North Dakota Lottery commenced ticket sales in 2004.
Only multi-state draw games are available in North Dakota. In 2004, Powerball tickets were introduced, and Mega Millions was added to the roster in January 2010. For every dollar from lottery sales, 22 cents is directed to the state's general fund, which funds diverse state initiatives.
In North Dakota, individuals need to be at least 18 years old to buy lottery tickets and to collect any winnings.
Am I able to buy lottery tickets via mail, phone, or online?
Indeed, tickets can be bought online, either through the lottery website or the "Pick and Click" mobile app. However, online purchases are limited to current residents of North Dakota. Buying tickets through mail or phone is not permitted.
What do I do if my ticket goes missing, gets stolen, or is damaged?
The North Dakota Lottery
doesn't take responsibility for tickets that are lost, stolen, or damaged. It's crucial to store your tickets securely. By signing your ticket, you can validate its ownership should it go missing.
Within what timeframe must I claim my North Dakota Lottery prize?
You're allotted 180 days from the drawing date to collect your prize.
Do I have to pay taxes on lottery winnings in North Dakota?
Indeed, in North Dakota, lottery prizes are taxed at both the state and federal levels. The North Dakota Lottery informs the IRS about any winnings amounting to $600 or above and retains a certain percentage from some lottery prizes for taxation. For a detailed breakdown, refer to our Tax Information section.
What's the minimum age to participate in the North Dakota Lottery?
Individuals need to be at least 18 years of age to buy and claim lottery tickets.
Which lottery games are available in North Dakota?
In North Dakota, you can engage in both daily and jackpot lottery games such as Powerball
, Mega Millions, Lotto America
, Lucky for Life, and 2by2.
Can I purchase North Dakota Lottery tickets ahead of time?
Certainly. For more specifics, refer to our Advanced Draws section.
Am I allowed to keep my identity private if I secure a lottery win?
Indeed, North Dakota stands out as one of the limited U.S. states that permit lottery victors to keep their identities undisclosed.
How and where should I redeem my North Dakota Lottery prize?
For prizes below $600, you can approach any authorized lottery dealer. For higher winnings, you have the option to go to a claim center, mail your winning ticket accompanied by a claim form, or drop by the North Dakota Lottery Office. It's advisable to seek guidance from a lawyer or financial consultant before staking a claim for substantial amounts, as they can assist in streamlining the process.
Where are the revenues from the North Dakota Lottery channeled?
22% of the income from ticket sales is allocated to the state's general fund, which supports various state programs. 1% is directed to the Compulsive Gambling Prevention and Treatment Fund, while 2% is contributed to the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Grant Fund. The remaining funds are used for prize distribution and operational expenses of the lottery.