On November 2002, the citizens of North Dakota approved a constitutional amendment that allowed ND to participate in multistate lottery games. The legislature passed a law from a lottery bill in April 2003, creating the ND Lottery as a division of the Office of Attorney General. The North Dakota only offers multistate draw games and does not offer instant tickets or instate games. Lottery ticket sales began with Powerball on March 25, 2004, and 2by2, was added in February 2006 and Mega Millions started in January 2010.
The ND Lottery is unique because it is one of only a few states that offer subscriptions that allow lotter players to play on the lottery over the internet which was launched in November 2005. The mission of the ND Lottery is to maximize net proceeds for the benefit of the North Dakota by promoting entertaining games, great service to retailers and players, achieving the highest standards of integrity, security, and accountability, and maintaining public trust. The state of North Dakota uses the lottery winnings for the state’s General Fund. A percentage of sales from the winning lottery numbers goes to support ND’s compulsive gambling prevention and treatment fund and the drug task force grant fund.
The ND Lottery picks and licenses retailers, trains personal of retailers to use lottery terminals, sell tickets, and cash out winning tickets, marketing lottery games, payments and everyone including lottery players are playing by the lottery law and rules. The North Dakota Lottery conducts five multistate games which include Powerball with the optional Powerplay, Mega Millions with the optional Megaplier, Lucky for Life, Lotto America and 2by2
North Dakota Lottery Headquarters
1720 Burlington Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504-7736 - US
Here's the process for claiming North Dakota Lottery prizes.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket and a completed claim form to:
North Dakota Lottery
P.O. Box 204
Bismarck, ND 58502-0204
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes claimed by U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||2.90%|
If the winner is not a citizen or resident of the U.S., the North Dakota Lottery withholds a greater amount for taxes.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||2.90%|
Yes, it is possible to remain anonymous in the state of ND or you can opt in to release your information.
Yes, ND has had some big lottery winners. A $3,000,000 JACKPOT FROM MEGA MILLIONS WITH MEGAPLIER
Anonymous from Fargo
Game: Mega Millions
Retailer: Casey's General Store #3365 - Fargo
Amount Won: $3,000,000
Some winners have hit on the Powerball ticket game as well.
Yes, you can purchase all North Dakota Lottery games over the Internet with an online play from any computer or mobile device. You must be a current North Dakota resident to purchase tickets online. Non-residents can’t play and you cannot purchase tickets by mail or phone.
The state of North Dakota has over 400 licensed retailers across the state. Just look for the Lottery jackpot sign in the store window.
You have 180 days from the draw date to claim your prize.
All unclaimed prizes get released by into the state’s General Fund.
You must be at least 18 years or older to play the lottery and claim prizes in North Dakota.
Yes, in some cases you can play the lottery using your debit card however, it is up to the retailer. The retailer may allow a check or debit card for the purchase of tickets or put a limit on the number of tickets you can purchase. A credit card cannot be used to buy lottery tickets I the state of North Dakota.
If you lose your winning lottery ticket, there is nothing you can do. The ND Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Once you get a winning ticket that matches the winning numbers, of the North Dakota Lottery results you must sign it and fill out your information. Anyone who finds an unsigned ticket can claim it.
Federal income tax of 24% and state income tax
of 2.90% are withheld from any prize over $5,000.
The money for 1$ of lottery gets distributed to:
· Prizes Expense - 51%
· Contracted Services - 10%
· Retailer Commissions - 5%
· Advertising/Marketing Expense - 2%
· Administrative/Operating Expense - 6%
· Compulsive Gambling Prevention and Treatment Fund - 1%
· Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Grant Fund - 2%
· Prize Reserve Pools - 1%
· State General Fund - 22%
If you win a prize of $599 or less, you can claim it at a lottery retailer. If you win a prize of $600 or you must go to the state lottery office and bring the winning ticket in person at the Lottery's office located at 1720 Burlington Drive Suite C, Bismarck, ND 58504-7736 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Please arrive at the Lottery no later than 4:30 p.m. to allow adequate time to process your check.
You can also download and print a Prize Claim Form (PDF) or pick up a form from a lottery retailer, complete and sign the form, and send it along with the signed winning ticket to:
North Dakota Lottery Office
PO Box 204
Bismarck, ND 58502-0204
Please make sure you send a copy of a valid form of ID, in addition to Prize Claim Form and winning ticket.
The Player’s Club is a free program for lottery players to join and to earn exclusive benefits and rewards. To learn more about the Players Club visit the Players Club lottery website at https://club.lottery.nd.gov/
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