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