Print-N-Play, are the games to play at Minnesota US lotteries where you decide how much to play for. You can try Crossword, Bingo or Slots. The pot starts at $5,000 and grows until won: $1 ticket pays 20 percent, $3 pays 60 percent and $5 pays 100 percent.
Jackpots change continually throughout the day. You can check your local retailer for the current jackpot amount.
What are the Print and Play Games to play at Minnesota Lotteries?
Following are the Print and Play Games to play at Minnesota Lotteries:
Crosswords can be played from $1 to $5. Also, there are instant-win progressive jackpots that start at $5,000. You decide how much you want to play for: a $1 ticket pays 20 percent of the jackpot.
All you need is to mark all letters on the crossword puzzle(s) that match any of the Call Letters.
If you complete five or more horizontal or vertical words, you win a prize!
You must match all the letters within a possible word. Letters that form a smaller word within a complete word do not count.
Print n play Bingo games also start from $1 and can range till $5 a play. Bingo Jackpots includes up to seven ways to win for your chance to call in rich! The pot starts at $5,000 and grows until won. The top prize for a $1 ticket is 20% of the progressive jackpot.
Mark all the numbers on your bingo card(s) that match any of the call numbers. Cherries are free spaces. Note if there are multiple winning patterns, only the top prize is awarded.
Slots Print and play games also start from $1 and range till $5. This classic casino game could be your ticket to win. The progressive pot starts at $5,000 and grows until won: $1 ticket pays 20%.
You need to match Your Symbols to the Play Symbols in all rows.
If you match all three symbols in a single horizontal row, you win the prize shown for that row.
If you match all three symbols in the jackpot row, you win the jackpot prize for that ticket. You can win in more than one row.
Progressive Jackpots Print n Play
A progressive jackpot increases as tickets are sold. Once the jackpot is won, the progressive jackpot resets to $5,000. Players can choose from Bingo, Crossword and Slots. All these games share the same progressive jackpot. Each of the three play styles are offered at a $1, $3 and $5 price point.
The percentage of the progressive jackpot can be won with each price point.
- $5 ticket is eligible to win 100 percent of the jackpot
- $3 ticket is eligible to win 60 percent of the jackpot
- $1 ticket is eligible to win 20 percent of the jackpot
You can find the current estimated jackpot amount listed on the Lottery’s website, or just ask your favorite lottery retailer.
The jackpot is won approximately once a month! Remember, Progressive Print-N-Play is a Minnesota-only game so the jackpot cannot be won in any other state.
The record jackpot won was $508,237– won on a $5 Bingo ticket
You can win other prizes as well. Players can win prizes ranging from $1 all up to $500, depending on the cost of the ticket.
How can you claim the prize if you win?
Note that prizes up to and including $50,000 should be claimed by mail. You should keep a copy of the front and back of your ticket for your records and that you use registered mail. If you need to claim a prize of over $50,000. Call the Minnesota Lottery at 1-888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273 to discuss your options. Remember that Lottery offices in Virginia, Detroit Lakes, Marshall, and Owatonna are closed.
In Minnesota, lotto game players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. For scratch games, players have one year from the date that a scratch game ends to claim any prizes. Consider waiting to claim prizes that are not approaching an expiration date.
Expect the check to take a minimum of two weeks to receive your prize check. Your claim will be dated the date of receipt by the Lottery.
You can check lotto tickets from the comfort of your own home by using the Lottery’s numbers checker available on their website. If you have a question on a scratch ticket, you are welcome to call the Lottery’s Customer Service Support hotline and a rep will help walk you through playing the ticket to determine if it’s a winner. It’s important to note that they do not validate winners over the phone.
Also their Customer Service Support Team is working remotely and available by phone Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help with your lottery needs. You can reach them at 1-888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273.
Prizes up to and including $50,000 should be claimed by mail. If you need to claim a prize of over $50,000. Call the Minnesota Lottery at 1-888-568-8379 or 651-635-8273 to discuss your options.
In Minnesota, lotto game players have one year from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. All scratch games prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the announced end of the game. Consider waiting to claim prizes that are not approaching an expiration date.
Prizes up to and including $50,000 should be claimed by mail at this time and will receive a check.
Prizes over $50,000 must be claimed in person at Minnesota Lottery Headquarters and players will receive a check. If possible, and the lotto recommend waiting to claim your prize until it’s safe to travel.
When someone wins the jackpot and wants cash, they get all of the cash in the jackpot prize pool. If the winner wants the annuity, the cash in the prize pool is invested to fund the annuity payments. The winner gets the cash plus the interest earned. When you see an estimated jackpot annuity prize, they are estimating both sales and what the market’s prices on certain securities will be. The annuity jackpot amount and the cash jackpot amount that lotto announce are always estimates until sales are final and, for the annuity jackpot, until bids are issued on the purchase of securities.
For residents and resident aliens, 31.25 percent in federal and state withholding taxes is deducted for every Lottery prize over $5,000.
Current federal tax law requires the Lottery to withhold 24 percent in federal income taxes, and current Minnesota state law requires the Lottery to withhold 7.25 percent in Minnesota state income taxes.
For non-resident aliens, current tax laws require that the Lottery withhold 30 percent in federal income taxes on all Lottery prizes and 7.25 percent in Minnesota state income taxes on Lottery prizes over $5,000.
Depending on your other income and deductions, amounts withheld by the Lottery on your winnings may or may not be sufficient to meet your total tax obligation.
It may be in your best interest to consult with a professional tax adviser to determine your tax situation to avoid any surprises at the end of the year.