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Plymouth Store Sells The Most Winning Lotto Tickets In MN

What would you do with $500 million? Somebody might have that decision to make when they get up Thursday morning.

02/11/2015

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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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2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night’s drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.

01/14/2015

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Elk River Man Claims $1 Million Lottery Prize

The second of two Minnesota Millionaire raffle winners has come forward to claim his prize, according to officials with the Minnesota State Lottery. Officials said Robert Hans of Elk River came forward on Wednesday to claim his $1 million prize.

01/08/2015

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2 Big Winners In Minnesota Millionaire Raffle

Officials with the Minnesota State Lottery said that two Minnesota Millionaire Raffle tickets were sold, one in Anoka County and one in Blue Earth County, of the more than 4,000 winning tickets sold in 2014.

01/01/2015

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PODCAST-12-22-14-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Dave Lee’s final show before Christmas….Click the link above to hear about future plans for the MN Lottery and more highlights from Monday.

12/22/2014

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Northfield Couple Claims $2 Million Lotto Jackpot

A Northfield couple won a $2 million Minnesota State Lottery jackpot Friday, the second-highest Gopher 5 payout on record.

11/14/2014

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Winning Hot Lotto Ticket Sold In Anoka County

Lottery officials said a winning ticket worth nearly $12 million was sold in Anoka County. The Hot Lotto drawing took place Saturday night, with the winning numbers being 1-2-3-25-30 and a Hot Ball of 19.

09/07/2014

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Mega Millions Tuesday Jackpot Hits $400 Million

If you buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket before Tuesday night’s drawing, there’s a chance you could wake up Wednesday and be $400 million richer.

03/18/2014

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2 Big Winners Emerge From Millionaire New Year’s Drawing

Two Minnesotans are holding raffle tickets worth a million dollars Thursday morning. A total of 150 gamblers tickets won prizes in the Minnesota Millionaire New Year’s drawing.

01/02/2014

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$586 Million Jackpot Is 2nd Largest In Mega Millions History

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped Monday to $586 million after Friday’s drawing produced no winning ticket. The jackpot now ranks as the second largest in Mega Millions history and fourth biggest overall in U.S. history. Here’s a look at the top 10 record lottery jackpots in U.S. history.

12/17/2013

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11-21-13 Powerball Jackpot Goes Unclaimed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota gets a big refund because of the Florida unclaimed jackpot…

11/21/2013

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Minn. Lottery’s E-Tickets Unnerve Some Lawmakers

State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery’s gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.

10/30/2013

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Latest Powerball Jackpot Grows To $400 Million

The Powerball jackpot will be a big talker yet again this week as nobody won the jackpot over the weekend, and the next winner will have a big prize. Officials said the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing will like exceed $400 million after nobody won the big prize in Saturday night’s drawing.

09/16/2013

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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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Lightning Strikes Twice For Man With Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

Talk about luck. Mike Mendyk of Minnesota City, which is near Winona, just won his second scratch-off prize worth $100,000. So what’s his secret? Even his wife doesn’t know. Becky Mendyk said it may be Mike’s casual attitude toward lottery tickets.

08/19/2013

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Minnesota Powerball Winner ID’d, Handed $149.4M Check

The joke had always been that 45-year-old Paul White’s long-term financial plan was the lottery, and on Thursday it paid off in full as the Ham Lake man won the Powerball jackpot. During a Thursday press conference White was handed the $149.4 million check.

08/08/2013

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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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Wednesday Powerball Drawing Estimated At $425 Million

Somebody could be going to bed a whole lot richer Wednesday night. Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is worth an estimated $425 million. It’s the third-highest Powerball jackpot ever and the fourth largest lottery prize on record.

08/07/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Grows To $400 Million

The Powerball jackpot is growing, meaning somebody soon is going to be a lot richer. No one hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing of more than $200 million, so the money will roll over to Wednesday’s drawing.

08/05/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $475 Million

So what would you do with $475 million? It seems like more money than anyone could spend, but that large sum of money could become a reality for somebody by late Saturday night. There were no winning tickets sold in Wednesday night’s drawing for the Powerball jackpot, which at the time was for about $360 million.

05/16/2013

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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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MN Lottery Bets On Solving Vikings Stadium Funding Problem

The Minnesota State Lottery is looking beyond simple scratch off tickets to help fund a Vikings stadium.

04/05/2013

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Minn. Senate Backs 3 Dayton Appointees

The Senate voted Monday to back Edwin Van Petten to lead the Minnesota State Lottery, Susan Haigh as chairwoman of the Metropolitan Council, and Carolyn Parnell as the state’s chief information officer.

02/11/2013

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Powerball Drawing: Computer Or Player Picks Better?

If you’re running out to grab a Powerball ticket before Wednesday night’s drawing, you may have wondered which wins more often: The computer picking the numbers or the player?

11/28/2012

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