Minnesota Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary with new logo, website


The Minnesota Lottery's loon has a new set of wings.

The lottery is celebrating its 25th anniversary Thursday with a makeover of its official logo, the Star Tribune reports. The logo was unveiled with the help of a performance artist outside of Target Field on the plaza.

Artist David Garibaldi brought the new logo alive through his body movement and brushes set to music.

The new-look logo features a sleeker, stylistic loon, replacing the traditional bird featured in the old logo.

No matter how the Twins perform at Target Field Thursday, fans will have a chance to win when the lottery hands out special edition anniversary scratch tickets to the first 20,000 adults who arrive at the game.

The lottery says it has raised $2.3 billion for the state and has awarded $5.8 billion in prizes to players since the games began 25 years ago.

The organization says for every $1 spent on lottery tickets, about 24 cents goes to the state. Just over half the money raised over the lottery's first quarter century has gone into the General Fund, supporting services including K-12 education, health care, aid to local governments and public safety.

The rest of the revenue has gone to benefit Minnesota's outdoors through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Natural Resources Fund, and the Game and Fish Fund, the lottery says.

The lottery is also celebrating its anniversary with a new website. The new site promises better content, a new number check, improved functionality and a new mobile experience.

In addition, the lottery has implemented more social integration, so users can interact with the organization on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

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