North Dakota Lottery General Information
North Dakota Lotteries Drawing Days and Times
The following table lists the drawing schedule of all North Dakota lottery games. Drawing times are local (Central Time) and approximate.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Time|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday and Friday||10 p.m|
|Powerball||Wednesday and Saturday||10 p.m.|
|Hot Lotto||Wednesday and Saturday||9:40 p.m.|
|Wild Card2||Wednesday and Saturday||9:40 p.m.|
North Dakota Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds
The following is a compact summary of each North Dakota lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top
prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.
|Game||How to Play||Top Prize||Top Prize Odds|
|2By2||Select 2 Red numbers, 1 through 26 |
+ 2 White numbers, 1 through 26
|1 in 2,718,576|
|Mega Millions||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 56 |
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
|1 in 175,711,536|
|Powerball||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 59 |
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
|1 in 195,249,054|
|Hot Lotto||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 39 |
+ 1 Hot Ball number, 1 through 19
|1 in 10,939,383|
|Wild Card2||Select 5 numbers, 1 through 31 |
+ 1 Card Face, from 16 combinatios
|1 in 2,718,576|
Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins.
Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the
number of winners.
North Dakota Lottery General Rules and Regulations
The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the North Dakota lottery games.
- North Dakota Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
- Once purched, a ticket cannot be canceled.
- The North Dakota State Lottery cannot be purchsed over the internet or by credit card.
- The ticket, not the playslip, shall be the only valid proof of the selections made and the only valid instrument for claiming a prize.
- The North Dakota State Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Unless a ticket is signed, anyone who redeems
it can claim the prize. A player should sign the back of the ticket immediately upon purchase.
- For further information, please see: North Dakota Lottery FAQ page,
or the North Dakota Lottery rules page.
Claiming Prizes of the North Dakota Lottery
Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any North Dakota lottery,
- North Dakota Lottery players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize. All unclaimed prizes are retained by the Lottery and ultimately transferred to the state general fund.
- You may claim prizes in person or by mail..
- A prize of $599 or less may be claimed at a Lottery retailer
- A prize of $600 or more must be paid by the Lottery. A player may present the player’s prize winning ticket in person at the
Lottery’s office located at 1050 E Interstate Ave, suite 200, Bismarck, ND between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
- A player may also download and print a Prize Claim Form
or pick up a form from a Lottery retailer, complete and sign the form, and send it along with the signed winning ticket
- Federal law requires that the Lottery report winnings of $600 or more to the IRS. Federal income tax of 25% and state income
tax of 5.54% is withheld from any prize over $5,000. Other withholding provisions may apply.
For further information and for procedures on how to claim your prize by mail, please see the
North Dakota lottery FAQ page.
Where do the North Dakota Lottery profits go?
All profits of the North Dakota Lottery go to the State General Fund.
Information on Each North Dakota Lottery Game
Further information on each North Dakota lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on
this site at the following pages.
US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the North Dakota Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts
extracted from North Dakota Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online
tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.