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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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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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$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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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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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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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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News Click: Lottery Winners

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09/24/2013

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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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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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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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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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Powerball Run Generates Over $3M In Prizes For MN

The run-up to Saturday night’s Powerball drawing generated over $3 million in prizes for Minnesota players and earned the state more than $5.4 million.

03/24/2013

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$338M Powerball Ticket Sold In NJ, $1M Winner Sold In MN

A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.

03/24/2013

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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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