“The following Minnesota State Lottery instant scratch games are prize claim eligible. This list includes both active and previous scratch games.
Players have one year from each game’s end date to claim prizes for that game.
Scratch tickets are only valid to be claimed up to one year after the game’s end date.
Unclaimed Scratch Game Prizes
Scratch tickets expire one year from the end date of the game. If the one-year deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or a day that Minnesota State Lottery offices are closed due to a legal holiday, you have until the end of the next business day to claim a prize. Prizes claimed by mail must be received by the Lottery within the claim period. The Lottery recommends that players use registered mail to send Tickets and Ticket Claim forms to the Lottery and that players keep a copy of the front and back of any Ticket sent. Only prizes of $500 or more are listed here with the exception of games that have no larger prizes.