How to play North 5

How to play North 5

North 5 characteristics and rules

Participating in North 5 is as easy as picking five numbers from 1 to 31 –or leave it to luck with the quick pick option. To take the jackpot home, you have to match the five winning numbers, but you can win by matching two, three or four of the five numbers.



The first draw of North 5 took place on Tuesday, October 7, 2003. The biggest jackpot ever won in the draw was worth $236,073 and, since the beginning of the draw, it has never taken more than seventeen days for the jackpot to find a home. On average, a player wins a top prize once a week!

Ways to play

You can play North 5 either by picking your own lucky numbers, or by choosing the quick pick option, that will generate your combination randomly.
You can purchase tickets for multiple draws in advance, or you can subscribe to the draw. Subscribing assures that you never miss a chance at winning the jackpot, since tickets will be generated automatically for you.

North 5 dates

North 5 draws take place daily at approximately 6:15 P.M. (CDT).

With TuLotero you are able to play daily, 24 hours a day, from anywhere, ensuring you always get tickets before the cut-off time. But if you want to sit back and relax, you can subscribe to the draw, so the tickets are generated automatically, and you never miss an opportunity to begin the next winner!


The ticket’s price is only one dollar per play.


During the drawing, the entity in charge will randomly draw five numbers from the set of 1 to 31. After verification, these numbers will be published as the winning numbers of that particular draw.

Jackpot and prizes

Getting the jackpot requires matching all five winning numbers, yet you can still claim prizes by matching two, three, or four of the five numbers.

The jackpot prize is paid in cash and will be evenly split among all winning tickets in the event of multiple winners. The minimum jackpot sum stands at $25,000 and for every draw without a jackpot winner, the prize money rolls over and is added to the jackpot for the following draw.

North 5 prize table

MATCH Prize amount
5 out of 5 JACKPOT
4 out of 5 $50
3 out of 5 $5
2 out of 5 $1

Game Curiosities

North 5 is only played in the state of Minnesota.

The odds of winning North 5 are 1 in 169,911, making it the most winnable of all Minnesota’s jackpot games!

It is nine times easier to win North 5’s jackpot than the Gopher 5s, and 1,720 times easier to win than Powerball!

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