Since 1990, the lottery has generated OVER $3 billion for programs
our state. Learn
about where the money goes here.
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Pollinators are important. That's why lottery dollars go to protect them and their habitats.
From funding programs that educate people on how to create a bee-friendly flower garden to
preserving prairie land - we're playing our part.
From mammals to reptiles, we love all of Minnesota's animals. Here are just a few of the
animal-friendly programs lottery dollars fund: Trout-Stream Management, Freshwater Turtle
Conservation and Forest Bird Protection.
Did you know funds generated by the Minnesota Lottery protect trees from pests and diseases?
It's true. For example, a current program involves implementing biocontrol of the emerald
borer. Because we want more trees and less things that harm them.
We're playing our part to protect our state's water. From preventing groundwater
to rearing native mussels (because mussels are nature's water filters), we generate funds
all kinds of programs that keep our water clean, clear and pure.
Yes, nature can be beautiful. But only if it's taken care of. That's why we're so proud to
lottery dollars go to keeping our great outdoors great.
Our proceeds go to fund programs that preserve and protect our state's many, many lakes.
Abinodji to Zumbro, we want every one of our lakes to be the best it can be.
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