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Unclaimed $1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Hennepin County Expires

Minnesota has a new millionaire, but he or she hasn’t claimed the money yet. The lottery says their winning Powerball ticket is worthless after Thursday night

03/26/2015

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Bill Stemming Lottery Power Heads To Minnesota House Floor

The bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday amid calls by some lawmakers to seek a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton rather than provoke a veto.

02/16/2015

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Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States.

02/12/2015

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Lottery: No Jackpot Winner In $380M Powerball Drawing

Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing.

02/08/2015

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Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers Concern

As lawmakers are trying to make changes to the state’s lottery, Gov. Mark Dayton is celebrating it. At a news conference Friday morning, the Governor said the lottery has generated $2.4 billion for public projects since its inception 25 years ago.

02/06/2015

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Lawmakers Advance Bills Curbing Online Lottery Sales

Legislation reeling in the Minnesota Lottery’s spread into sales of tickets through gas pumps, ATMs and its Internet site is again on the move.

01/28/2015

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1 Winner Of Minnesota Lottery’s $1M Raffle Emerges

It’s a happy start to the new year for a Minnesota Lottery raffle winner. The holder of one of two $1 million tickets has come forward and was to be introduced Friday.

01/02/2015

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Lottery Boss Wants Less Left To Chance At Capitol

Armed with sales statistics tailored for each legislative district, the Minnesota Lottery chief is paying visits to lawmakers as he attempts to repair strained relationships and head off another showdown over tickets sold on the Internet, through automated cash-machines and at gas station pumps.

12/21/2014

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$1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In SD

outh Dakota Lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million has been sold in Mitchell. Officials say the ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball on Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers are 6, 10, 51, 54, 57, and the Powerball is 12.

10/26/2014

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Anoka Co. Hot Lotto Winner Has Yet To Claim Prize

We all feel like we hit the jackpot with Sunday’s weather, but somebody in Minnesota did more than that. They literally hit the jackpot. A winning ticket for Saturday night’s Hot Lotto drawing came from somewhere in Anoka County.

09/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-21-14

Minneapolis gets the SUPER BOWL! Highlights from today’s show can be found by clicking the link above!

05/21/2014

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Bill May End Some Minnesota Online Lottery Sales

>Instant-play lottery games won’t be available on the Internet or Minnesota gas pumps as of November if legislation ready for final votes prevails.

05/15/2014

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Dayton: Lottery Needs Time To End Online Games

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday it would be “pointless” for him to veto a bill stripping the Minnesota Lottery’s ability to sell tickets online if the Legislature votes convincingly for the restriction. Dayton told The Associated Press that he hopes lawmakers at least give the lottery adequate time to end its Internet games and minimize breached contracts. The Senate voted overwhelmingly last week for an immediate online lottery prohibition. A House vote could come soon.

04/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-28-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the LINK ABOVE to find Dave’s Podcast Page!

04/28/2014

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Senate Votes To Outlaw Online Lottery Tickets

The Minnesota Senate has taken a stand against the sale of lottery tickets through a website or gas-pump terminals. By a voice vote Friday, senators moved to outlaw the practice that the Minnesota Lottery had already begun. It was as an amendment to a separate gambling regulation bill.

04/25/2014

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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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Dayton Declines To Take Stance On Lottery Curbs

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn’t formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet. Dayton said Wednesday that he will seek input from supporters and opponents as the bill progresses.

04/02/2014

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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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Minnesota, Iowa Launch New 2-State Lottery Game

The Minnesota and Iowa state lotteries have unveiled a new two-state game in which players win by matching all of the numbers — or none of them.

01/24/2014

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MSP Airport Considers Gambling Expansion

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

01/20/2014

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Lucky Lotto Tickets Sold In Atlanta, San Jose

Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California. The lucky Georgia ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead area, Mega Millions Executive Director Paula Otto said.

12/18/2013

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12-17-13 Mega Millions Fever On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Over $600 million is up for grabs tonight….what are your chances of winning? Click the link to hear the podcast!

12/17/2013

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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $586 Million

Haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Perhaps you should buy your relatives a lottery ticket. No one had the winning ticket, matching all six numbers, for Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot drawing so the total continues to grow.

12/16/2013

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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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Minnesota Deer, Wolf Lottery Deadline Approaching

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters of the deadline for applying for an antlerless deer permit, special hunts or a wolf hunting or trapping license. The deadline is midnight Thursday.

09/04/2013

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