Well, finally, those of you who read this and live in or near Minnesota can again play your state lottery.
It’s been three weeks since the government shutdown.
The resumption of ticket sales follows a special legislative session that put an end to the government shut down.
The lottery suspended operations on July 1.
Beginning at 6:00 am Thursday, the Lottery is expected to restore its systems and begin selling and redeeming winning tickets at retailers throughout the state.
“We couldn’t be happier about the end of the shutdown, and we’re eager to welcome back our dedicated employees, work with our retail partners and continue generating revenue that helps preserve, restore and enhance our state’s natural resources,” said Dale McDonnell, Assistant Director at the Minnesota State Lottery, in a statement released to the press.
“We want to thank everyone for their patience over the last few weeks and invite our players to get back to the fun of our games with our exciting new promotions and offers which the Lottery will begin in early August.”
I know…a lot of cliches.
Point is, you can play again.