"The ND Lottery – the USA Lottery Co. from the State of North Dakota"
The North Dakota Lottery was first created on April 4th 2003 after North Dakota’s voters had approved a constitutional amendment the previous November – that allowed the State to commence participation in US Multi State Lottery games.
The North Dakota Lottery is run and administered by the North Dakota State government who oversee the running and organization of ND State Lottery games.
Right from when the very first ND Lotto ticket was sold back on March 25th 2004 – the aim of the North Dakota Lottery was to benefit the people of North Dakota by raising proceeds to go towards public education within the State – at the same time as providing exciting lottery games that offer affordable entertainment and value to its players.
Things are much the same today – with all monies raised from the sale of ND Lottery games going to the State’s General Fund – with education & problem gambling being particular beneficiaries.
The North Dakota State Lottery HQ is based in Bismarck, ND.
The North Dakota State Lottery sells lottery tickets from its network of around 400 authorized ND Lottery retailers throughout the state and has its Headquarters at 1050 E. Interstate Ave., Suite 200, Bismarck, ND.
In addition to its Headquarters in Bismarck – the ND Lottery has a mailing address of 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 125, Bismarck.
The North Dakota Lottery is unique amongst US State Lottery companies in that it is the only USA Lottery company that offers only Multi State Lottery games and has no in-house games.
The North Dakota Lottery also takes part in 3 of the biggest lottery games in the world – the Multi-State US Lotteries – Mega Millions and Powerball – plus the slightly smaller but popular Hot Lotto – all of which we will be looking into in much greater detail.
We will be looking at the various ND Lottery games below – how these games work and who can play them – as well as delving into some of the history of the North Dakota Lottery in more depth.
There are numerous games that are offered by the North Dakota State Lottery including two of the largest lotteries in the world – the Mega Millions and Powerball plus the other big, Multi-State USA Lottery – the Hot Lotto.
We will first of all take a look at these multi-state USA Lottery games – that the ND Lottery offers in conjunction with the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association and Mega Millions Consortium – and later move on to the other Lottery ND games available.
Currently the games offered by the North Dakota Lottery players from anywhere in the world can buy lottery tickets online for are these two huge US Lotteries – the Mega Millions and the Powerball – as well as the smaller Multi State Hot Lotto.
Other games that are offered by the ND Lottery are noted further down the page. If any of these ND Lottery games become available to a wider audience later on – we will write about it here.
Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run & syndicated across the USA by the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – and is one of the largest lottery games in the world having produced a record jackpot of an incredible US$ 1.58 BILLION. This crazy sum is the biggest lottery jackpot ever won to date in the history of world lottery games.
The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part after the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had first started on February 13th 1988.
The North Dakota Lottery is 1 of 47 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this particular case the North Dakota Powerball – as part of its overall lottery portfolio.
Tickets for the ND Powerball were first sold on March 25th 2004 when the ND Lottery became the 28th member of the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – who run and syndicate the game across the majority of the United States of America.
The North Daokta Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some massive jackpot figures.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the ND Powerball game from 2 separate drawing machines – first of all 5 numbers from 69 white balls are drawn followed by 1 number (the POWERball) from 26 red balls.
Draws for the ND Powerball take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST).
In addition to the 6 main Powerball numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the Powerball POWERPLAY number…
This separate Powerball POWERPLAY number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4, 5 and occasionally number 10 – and is there to give players of the ND Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all prize levels apart from the ND Powerball jackpot itself.
With Powerball POWER PLAY – you will multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
During special promotions – the Powerball POWER PLAY multiplier will be 10x – allowing ND Lottery players to increase their Powerball winnings by an incredible 10 times!
So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your ND Powerball Lottery winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Power Ball POWER PLAY option when playing.
With the North Dakota Powerball being drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST) there are various ways you can check the ND Powerball results and Powerball winning numbers, as well as other North Dakota Lottery results.
You can find the latest North Dakota Powerball Results plus other North Dakota Lottery results at all ND State Lottery retailers, from ND Lottery terminals, various newspapers and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also check up on any previous ND Powerball Results.
The ND Powerball results, Powerball winning numbers and other North Dakota Lottery results are also shown on the official Lottery ND website – lottery.nd.gov – and will be broadcast on the following television channels throughout North Dakota…
KXJB (CBS) Channel 4 in Fargo
KVLY (NBC) Channel 11 in Fargo
WDAY (ABC) Channel 6 in Fargo
KVRR (FOX) Channel 15 in Fargo
KMOT (NBC) Channel 10 in Minot
KXMC (CBS) Channel 13 in Minot
KFYR (NBC) Channel 5 in Bismark
KUMV (NBC) Channel 8 in Williston
KXMB (CBS) Channel 12 in Bismark
KXMD (CBS) Channel 11 in Williston
KXMA (CBS) Channel 2 in Dickinson
KQCD (NBC) Channel 7 in Dickinson
KJRR (FOX) Channel 7 in Jamestown
WDAZ (ABC) Channel 8 in Devils Lake
WDAZ (ABC) Channel 8 in Grand Forks
WDAY (ABC) Channel 6 in Grand Forks
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this ND State Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the North Dakota Powerball.
Odds range from 1 in 292,201,338 for correctly matching all the ND Powerball winning numbers right down to 1 in 38.32 for matching just 1 number correctly.
The overall odds of you winning any prize on the ND Powerball are just 1 in 24.87.
See the Powerball Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate North Dakota Powerball page for a complete list of odds and prizes for this game.
The Mega Millions is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run and operated by the Mega Millions Consortium – who administer and syndicate the game across the USA and is one of the largest lottery games in the world – having produced a massive world record jackpot of an incredible US$ 656 MILLION on March 30th 2012. This record jackpot was equally shared between 3 Mega Millions winning tickets from Illinois, Maryland and Kansas and still ranks as the world's 2nd biggest jackpot to date.
The very first Mega Millions draw took place on May 17th 2002 with 6 USA Lottery companies taking part who were all members of the Mega Millions Consortium.
The game had changed its name and format from the Big Game which had started on August 31st 1996. Upon this change – 2 further State Lotteries joined and many more were to follow.
The North Dakota State Lottery is 1 of 46 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the highly popular Mega Millions game – in this case known as the North Dakota Mega Millions – as part of its overall portfolio of lottery games.
The North Dakota Mega Millions lottery was first sold on January 31st 2010 when the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) who run the Powerball game – of which the ND Lottery was already a member – entered into a cross-selling unique agreement with the Mega Millions consortium – allowing the cross-sales of Mega Millions tickets in Powerball States and Powerball tickets throughout Mega Millions States.
The North Dakota Mega Millions works in exactly the same way as the Mega Millions game works in all the States and Districts in the USA that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some enormous jackpot figures that can be won on the ND Lottery Mega Millions.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the ND Mega Millions – from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers from 70 white balls are drawn and then 1 number (the MEGAball) from 25 gold balls.
Draws for the ND Lottery Mega Millions take place twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.00pm CST (11.00pm EST).
In addition to the 6 Mega Millions numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the MEGAPLIER number…
This separate MEGAPLIER multiplier number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4 or 5 – and is there to give players of the North Dakota Mega Millions a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the Mega Millions jackpot itself.
With Mega Millions MEGAPLIER – you multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
If you match the 5 main Mega Millions numbers playing with the MEGAPLIER add-on – and a MEGAPLIER number of 5 is drawn – the second tier prize of US$ 1 MILLION would be multiplied by 5 and you could win US$ 5 MILLION.
A great improvement to the MEGAPLIER facility occurred on October 19th 2013.
So – for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your North Dakota Mega Millions winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER option when playing.
With the ND Mega Millions being drawn every week on both Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.00pm CST (11.00pm EST) there are numerous ways you can check the North Dakota Mega Millions results and Mega Millions winning numbers as well as any other North Dakota Lottery results.
The ND Mega Millions results will also be published on lottery.nd.gov – the official website of Lottery ND – very soon after the draw has been made.
You can find the latest North Dakota Mega Millions Results and any other North Dakota Lottery results from any ND State Lottery retailer, from ND Lottery terminals, newspapers and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also check any previous North Dakota Mega Millions Results.
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this ND Lottery game providing you with a great chance to win something on the North Dakota Mega Millions.
Odds range from 1 in 302,575,350 for correctly matching all the North Dakota Mega Millions winning numbers right down to 1 in 37 for matching just 1 number correctly.
Overall odds of winning any prize on the ND Mega Millions are just 1 in 24.
See the Mega Millions Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate North Dakota Mega Millions page for a complete list of odds and prizes.
In addition to the ND Powerball the ND Mega Millions and the Hot Lotto ND – games which can be played from anywhere in the world – the ND Lottery also offers other lotto games which can be played just within North Dakota plus a select few other States. These are the multi state lottery games Wild Card 2 and 2by2.
If any of these other NDLottery games become available to a wider audience outside of North Dakota at a later date we will write about it here.
In the past – you would have had to buy your lottery ticket in the state of North Dakota itself to take part in any of the North Dakota State Lottery games – including the North Dakota Powerball, North Dakota Mega Millions and the Hot Lotto ND.
These days though – you can play the Mega Millions Online, the Powerball Online and the Hot Lotto Online from anywhere in the world due to the presence of accredited and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales companies like TheLotter.com – allowing you to play wherever you’re based.
So if you live outside of North Dakota or the USA but wish to play the Powerball, Mega Millions or Hot Lotto this is simple to do using the best lottery ticket sales companies available – where you can quickly and easily buy lottery tickets online – and save yourself a good deal of time in the process.
The North Dakota Lottery requires that all its players are a minimum of 18 years of age before purchasing any ND Lottery tickets including tickets for the North Dakota Mega Millions, ND Powerball and Hot Lotto ND.
If you have won a jackpot prize on either the ND Powerball or the ND Mega Millions – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment and you will need to make this important choice within 60 days of claiming.
If you choose the annuity option – your winnings will be paid to you annually over a 29 year period in 30 installments.Hot Lotto jackpot prizes will be paid in the form of a cash lump sum.
For all North Dakota Lottery prizes – you will have 180 days from the date of the draw to make your claim before your ND Lottery ticket will expire.
If your ND Lottery win is up to US$ 599 – you will be able to claim your prize from any NDLottery retailer or by mail.
If you’ve had an ND Lottery win of over US$ 599 – you will need to claim your prize at the Lottery ND Headquarters in Bismarck or by mail.
These details are all taken care for you if you play lottery online with one of the trusted and genuine online lottery ticket sale companies such as TheLotter as it is their job to make your transaction a seamless process – collecting your winnings and sending them directly to you.
On November 5th – nearly two thirds of the voters in the State of North Dakota approve a constitutional amendment that will allow the sales of Multi State lottery games within the State.
As a result of the approval of the previous November’s constitutional amendment – the North Dakota State Lottery is created on April 4th when law is passed which permits the ND Lottery to operate Multi State, online lottery games.
The North Dakota Lottery becomes the 28th member to join the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) – who run and operate the huge POWERBALL game right across America. The very first North Dakota POWERBALL tickets are sold on March 25th with the very first ticket being purchased by State representative Andrew G. Maragos.
March 27th sees the first POWERBALL draw take place that includes ND Lottery players. The POWERBALL has a double matrix of 5/53 + 1/42 and jackpot odds of 1 in 120,526,770.
The ND Lottery start selling tickets for a second Multi State Lottery Association game on June 24th – the HOT LOTTO – which began back on April 10th 2002. This MUSL game uses a double matrix of 5/39 + 1/19 and has jackpots that start off at US$ 1 Million.
June 26th sees the first HOT LOTTO ND draw take place including NDLottery players.
The ND State Lottery introduce a third Multi State Lottery game on September 23rd – and begin selling lottery tickets for the MUSL’s WILD CARD 2 which began on May 26th 1999. WILD CARD 2 has a double matrix of 5/31 + 1/16, and a rollover jackpot that starts off at US$ 100,000.
September 25th sees the first WILD CARD 2 draw take place that includes North Dakota Lottery players. Other US Lotteries to carry the game are the Idaho Lottery, Montana Lottery and South Dakota Lottery.
The POWERBALL matrix is given a matrix change by the Multi-State Lottery Association on August 28th – from 5/53 + 1/42 to 5/55 + 1/42.
A fourth Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) game is introduced by the ND Lottery on February 2nd when 2by2 tickets go on sale for the first time. 2by2 began back on June 3rd 2002 and has drawings 7 nights per week. Other US Lotteries to carry 2by2 are the Kansas Lottery and Nebraska Lottery companies.
A world record POWERBALL jackpot of US$ 365 Million is won by a group of Nebraska factory workers following the drawing on February 18th. Up until 2013 this was the largest lottery jackpot ever to have been won in the world to date on a single ticket.
The biggest North Dakota POWERBALL win so far occurs on March 21st when Kevin Green – a fork lift driver – scoops a cool US$ 1 Million. This win is the largest ND Lottery win to date.
The HOT LOTTO produces its biggest jackpot to date on January 13th when a huge US$ 19.7 Million is won by John Hall – an Iowa Lottery player from Indianola. This still ranks as the largest HOT LOTTO jackpot to have been won so far.
In June – the ND Lottery reaches the landmark figure of having sold 25 Million lottery tickets to date.
January 3rd sees the Multi-State Lottery Association introduce its “Sizzler” option for the HOT LOTTO game. ND Lottery players can now play their HOT LOTTO Tickets with the “Triple Sizzler” add-on and multiply their non-jackpot winnings x3.
The MUSL introduce a TUESDAY DOUBLE PRIZE feature to the 2by 2 game on February 22nd. ND Lottery players now have the potential to double the 2by2 jackpot of US$ 22,000 to US$ 44,000.
January 4th sees some significant changes to the POWERBALL game – the intention being to create larger jackpot prizes and produce even more winners. ND Lottery players will now see jackpots starting off at a vastly increased US$ 20 Million. Also a new prize level is created – where players can win US$ 1 Million with the Match 5 BONUS feature using the POWERPLAY feature. The Powerball matrix now changes to 5/59 + 1/39 and draws for the Powerball lottery move to Orlando’s Universal Studios in Florida – with the Florida Lottery joining the MUSL in selling Powerball Tickets.
On October 9th an agreement is made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association – to allow the cross-sales of MEGA MILLIONS tickets within states that offer the POWERBALL game and the sale of POWERBALL tickets within states that offer the MEGA MILLIONS game. The ND Lottery will begin selling MEGA MILLIONS Tickets come January.
November 25th sees George Nelson from Grafton secure the largest win in the history of the ND Lottery to date. Lucky George wins a WILD CARD 2 jackpot of US$ 1,648,155.
On January 31st the ND Lottery sells its first lottery tickets for the national MEGA MILLIONS game – as a result of the recently made cross-selling agreement between the Mega Millions Consortium and the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) – in October 2009.
The first big North Dakota MEGA MILLIONS win occurs on May 18th – when 19 work colleagues from the First Community Credit Union share a prize of US$ 250,000 having purchased their tickets at Jamestown’s County Market Grocery.
August 6th sees Joe Stevenson from Bottineau win US$ 750,000 on the North Dakota MEGA MILLIONS. Joe had successfully matched 5 of the 6 main MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers and tripled his winnings by playing with the MEGAPLIER option. This is currently the largest ND Lottery MEGA MILLIONS win.
Net proceeds raised by the North Dakota Lottery go back to the State and benefit the citizens of North Dakota in a number of different ways.
ND Lottery profits go the State of North Dakota’s General Fund from where it is then distributed primarily to help within the area of public education in the State.
Other beneficiaries of ND Lottery funding are the Compulsive Gambling Prevention and Treatment Fund and the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Grant Fund.
47% of Lottery ND turnover is paid straight back to ND Lottery players in prize money.
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