Powerball Jackpot Winner Confirmed In California After Numbers AnnouncedWednesday night's Powerball drawing will be for a record-breaking $1.5 billion -- or, if you take the cash option, $930 million. What is also a record is the number of tickets sold in Minnesota.The Minnesota State Lottery says it expects to sell $20 million worth of tickets in the state.
Good Question: Powerball, Take The Lump Sum Or Annuity?This Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is worth a world-record $1.4 billion. That’s the amount someone would win if they took annual payments over the next 30 years. But, if the winner took all the money right away, that sum adds up to $868 million.
Lottery Official Suing, Says She Was Wrongly Fired Over AlcoholismA fired Minnesota lottery official is suing to get her $109,000 per year job back. She is arguing that she was discriminated against because of her alcoholism. The Minnesota Lottery fired Johnene Canfield this spring after she returned from a leave of absence and a stint in rehab following her December 2014 DUI arrest.
Fired Minnesota Lottery Executive Sues For Her Job BackA former senior executive at the Minnesota State Lottery who was fired amid a bout with alcohol abuse is suing her ex-boss and the state on claims she was discriminated against because of her gender and her chemical dependency.
State Lottery Changing Policy With 6 Prizes Unclaimed This YearOfficials with the Minnesota State Lottery said Wednesday they are changing their policy on information for winning lottery tickets after as many as six prizes this year have gone unclaimed.
Bemidji Man Wins $1.5M Gopher 5 JackpotA Bemidji man who used the same five numbers for 18 to 20 years has won a $1,550,322 Gopher 5 lottery jackpot.
Minnesota Senate Votes, Again, To End Online Lottery GamesThe Minnesota Lottery's days of selling instant-win tickets on the Internet, at gas pumps and through ATMs could be numbered. The Senate voted 56-8 Thursday to end games that the lottery launched last year without explicit legislative approval, prompting cries of overreach.
Plymouth Store Sells The Most Winning Lotto Tickets In MNWhat would you do with $500 million? Somebody might have that decision to make when they get up Thursday morning.
Dayton Praises State Lottery Despite Lawmakers ConcernAs 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.
2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In MinnesotaIf you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night's drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.
Elk River Man Claims $1 Million Lottery PrizeThe 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.
2 Big Winners In Minnesota Millionaire RaffleOfficials 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.