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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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Winning MN Powerball Ticket Sold In Anoka County

Minnesota lottery officials announced Thursday morning that the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s massive Powerball jackpot was sold in Anoka County. Minnesota had a single winning ticket for the $448 million jackpot, with two others sold in New Jersey.

08/07/2013

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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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MN Lottery Players Win Nearly $3.9 Million In Run

Minnesota State Lottery players won nearly $3.9 million in prizes during the 6 ½-week run up to Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot drawing. The run ended with a single $590.5 million winning ticket sold in Florida. But two tickets sold in Minnesota for the drawing are worth $10,000.

05/19/2013

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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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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: The Lottery, Phone Chargers & ‘CCO Pet Adoptions

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is a record $600 million. And Kjirsten Johnson from Forest Lake asked: What happens if a winner doesn’t claim it? By law, if someone wins, but doesn’t claim their prize, the money goes into the state’s General Fund — the main bank account for state government.

05/17/2013

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$600M Powerball Jackpot Topples Records

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing has jumped to $600 million, according to the multi-state lottery’s website, a new record for the Powerball franchise. The top prize now has an estimated cash value of $376 million.

05/17/2013

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Lottery Tickets Available For ‘Book Of Mormon’

Didn’t score tickets to the sold-out debut of “The Book of Mormon” in February? Well, you’re not totally out of luck.

01/17/2013

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Picnic Picks: St. Paul Sets Park Permit Lottery

St. Paul’s great picnic pick is at hand. City residents aiming for the first crack at prime park permits for their 2013 picnics have a chance to land them in a special lottery.

12/31/2012

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Powerball Ticket Worth $1M Sold In Winona Co.

The two grand-prize-winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, but seven tickets sold in Minnesota qualified as nice consolation prizes.

11/29/2012

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Good Question: Does Money Equal Happiness?

The odds of winning the Powerball are about 171 million to 1. But a $2 ticket does buy you a chance to dream. And probably a whole new group of friends you never knew you had.

11/28/2012

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Minn. Wolf Lottery Results Now Available Online

Hunters and trappers who entered the lottery for licenses in Minnesota’s first-ever wolf season can now check online to see if they won.

09/26/2012

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Deadline Looms For MN Deer, Wolf Lottery Permits

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association reminds hunters this is the last day to apply for lottery antlerless deer and wolf hunting permits.

09/06/2012

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MN Lottery Officials Surprised By Record Sales

State lottery officials are not only delighted, they’re also surprised by another record year for ticket sales.

08/22/2012

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DNR: Bear Hunting Licenses Available To Buy On Monday

Bear hunters looking to get a license for the season ahead that haven’t already purchased one have their chance on Monday.

08/03/2012

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Why No Privacy For Lottery Winners In Minnesota?

The third and final share of last month’s record Mega Millions jackpot will go to a retired couple from southern Illinois.

04/18/2012

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March Saw Record Lottery Sales, Recovered Shutdown Losses

The record $640 million Mega Millions jackpot helped drive March’s record-breaking lottery sales, the Minnesota State Lottery said.

04/06/2012

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MN Gets $5.2 Million From Mega Millions

The record Mega Millions jackpot generated $5.2 million for funds that will benefit Minnesota’s schools, states services, game and natural resources, the Minnesota State Lottery says.

03/31/2012

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Winning Numbers Drawn In ‘Mega Millions’ game

The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing of the “Mega Millions” game were:

03/31/2012

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Huge Jackpot Means Dreams For Players, Real Payouts For Minn.

Everybody knows it’s the longest of long shots, but that doesn’t stop lottery ticket holders from dreaming of what they would do with a $640 million jackpot. Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is the richest jackpot in world history.

03/30/2012

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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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$2.99 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Nicollet County

A Hot Lotto ticket with a $2.99 million jackpot has been sold in Nicollet County Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Lottery.

03/15/2012

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