You Might Be Throwing Away A Winning Minnesota Lottery Ticket
With any Minnesota Lottery Ticket you buy, you should check and double-check the ticket. There is more than one way to find out if you have won any money at all.
I have an app for jack pocket, I can buy my Minnesota Lottery Tickets there and they are automatically checked for accuracy because I bought them there, so the app checks. The other way is to go to the mn lottery official site. If you think you have won and aren't satisfied with the website or app, there are other options.
You can take your ticket (Mega Millions, Powerball, etc.) to any retailer and they can check it for you. Sometimes scanning it works, it's quick and easy and they scan it with the scanning gun. Here's the problem, just scanning it might give you a false negative win. So there is another option.
I used to work at a convenience store and they sold lottery tickets. You can't go in late at night and get the ticket looked at, the machine is down for the night. The best thing to do is go during the day.
When you bring the ticket in, ask them to run the ticket through the machine, if it is a winner it will print on your ticket that it is a winner or not. There is a way to lay the ticket in the machine and it will scan it. This scan is different than the quick scan, even though both scan the same numbers. Putting it in the machine is a more accurate scan.
When you do buy a Powerball ticket, remember they have added a Monday drawing to the tickets, You can bring your winning tickets into the establishment anytime to find out if you won, but you only have one year from the day of the drawing to check the ticket. Any later, and you are out of luck.