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Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn’t Come Cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they’ll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of e-lottery tickets. The potential $8 million cost is attributable to lost sales and vendor contracts that would be breached if the Legislature prohibits the lottery from continuing with online games.

04/22/2014

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5 Things To Know About $400M Powerball Jackpot

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot. If no one matches all the numbers, the prize potential will grow before the next drawing on Saturday. Here are five things you should know about Powerball payouts and your odds of winning.

02/19/2014

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Good Question: Reply All: Ambassadors, Lottery Tickets & ‘Oh Boy!’

Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as the ambassador to Japan on Tuesday. So, that had Wendy from Eagan wondering: What does being an ambassador entail? According to the U.S. State Department, a U.S. ambassador is the president’s highest-ranking representative to another country. That person’s main role is to coordinate the Foreign Service office and the staff that serves under him or her. An ambassador is nominated by the president, but must be approved by the Senate. Some ambassadors are long-time diplomats, and others have been political friends or allies. In this case, Caroline Kennedy is a well-known person from prominent political family who will fill a high-profile ambassadorship.

11/22/2013

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2 Accused Of Stealing Lotto Tickets Twice

Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing lottery tickets in Montrose on at least two separate occasions last month. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to Red’s Café on both August 17 and August 22 on calls of reported burglaries.

09/04/2013

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MN Lottery Sales To Set New Record

The Minnesota Lottery will set a new sales record for the sixth consecutive year. According to the Lottery’s Executive Director Ed Van Petten, last year’s record amount of $520 million will easily be passed. “Sales for the current fiscal year were already ahead of last years by the end of May,” Van Petten said. “When we close out the fiscal year on June 30, we will be well ahead of last year’s total sales.”

06/28/2013

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2 Powerball Winners In Wis., $1 Million Each

One single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history.The winner numbers are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and the Powerball is 11.

05/18/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Up To $360 Million

There were no big winners in the Powerball jackpot over the weekend, and the prize for Wednesday’s drawing just keeps growing. Officials said the jackpot has grown to about $360 million, which is the third-highest in the history of the game.

05/15/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Rises To $325 Million

There were no winners in Wednesday night’s drawing, which was at more than $250 million.The jackpot is now up to $325 million heading into Saturday night’s drawing.

11/23/2012

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Lottery Fever As Jackpot Balloons Beyond $500M

Like a snowball barreling downhill, the Mega Millions Lottery continues to grow. By Wednesday afternoon, it had surpassing the $500 million mark.

03/28/2012

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Hype Around The Twin Cities For 11/11/11

It’s a date that comes around once every hundred years: 11/11/11. For most of us it’s just another day, but plenty of people see meaning in the date.

11/11/2011

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220 Million Reasons To Buy A Powerball

No need to stress about a 520 point drop in the stock market if you’re sitting on $220 million. That’s the estimated Powerball Jackpot for Wednesday night.

08/10/2011

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Sighs Of Relief From Businesses Affected By Shutdown

The budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.

07/14/2011

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Winning Hot Lotto Ticket Not Yet Turned In

The winning $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket has yet to be turned in.

01/13/2011

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What Would You Buy With A Mega Millions Jackpot?

The odds of winning tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot are one in 176 million.

01/04/2011

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