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2ND CHANCE FAQ

Read below for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about 2nd Chance.

Where do I enter my non-winning tickets into a 2nd Chance drawing?

To navigate to the 2nd Chance drawing portion of our website, please select the 2nd Chance tab. All current 2nd Chance contests will be listed on this page. Use the navigation bar to scroll down the list and choose the appropriate contest. If this is your first time entering, you must register before you can log in and submit entries. To register, click the Sign Up/Log In tab found at the top of our website to complete and submit your registration information.

Can I participate by mailing my non-winning tickets to the Lottery?

No, 2nd Chance entries may not be mailed in. Entries that are submitted through the mail will be disqualified. The Minnesota Lottery may not submit 2nd Chance entries on your behalf. If you have mailed in your non-winning tickets for a 2nd Chance entry and would like your tickets returned, please contact Customer Support at (651) 635-8273 option #1.

When I try to enter my scratch ticket in a 2nd Chance, I get a message that the ticket is not valid. What should I do?

  • First, make sure you are attempting to enter the correct contest.
  • Next, make sure the ticket you are holding is not a winning scratch ticket. You can check your tickets at any Lottery retail location. Only non-winning scratch tickets may be entered for a 2nd Chance.
  • Then, check that the numbers you are entering exactly match what’s on your ticket. Do NOT include any dashes (-), spaces or other characters. When entering codes that contain letters, use ALL CAPS.
  • One of the reasons your entry may appear to be invalid may be old data in your browsers cache. We recommend clearing your cache and cookies to remove old data.
  • Finally, if you’ve verified these steps and you believe that it is a non-winning ticket for an active 2nd Chance contest, contact the Lottery’s Customer Support Division at (651) 635-8273, option #1. Customer Support can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Note: To view ticket entries please log into your account, select the 2nd Chance you are attempting to enter, and click “View Entries”.

Can I enter a 2nd Chance more than one time?

YES! You may enter a 2nd Chance as many times as you wish. However, each entry requires the use of a separate, qualified, non-winning ticket.

How can I be sure that my entry was successfully submitted? Can I verify which tickets I have entered?

To view ticket entries please log into your account, select the 2nd Chance you are attempting to enter, and click “View Entries”.

Note: If you cannot view previous entries please contact the Lottery’s Customer Support Division at (651) 635-8273, option #1. Customer Support can be reached Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Can I delete an entry?

No, once your entry has been successfully submitted, it cannot be deleted. All entries are final.

Do I need to keep my ticket after I successfully enter a 2nd Chance contest?

The Minnesota Lottery does not require that you present the winning ticket if your entry has been drawn in a 2nd Chance promotion.

How do I find out if I am a 2nd Chance winner?

The winners in each 2nd Chance drawing are posted on the 2nd Chance Winners page once they have been verified. The Minnesota Lottery will attempt to notify each winner by telephone, U.S. mail or email using the contact information provided in the winner’s registration data.

Note: To view past 2nd Chance Winners, click on “2nd Chance” and Scroll down to “Who Won?”.

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