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.
2 Accused Of Stealing Lotto Tickets TwiceTwo 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.
MN Lottery Sales To Set New RecordThe 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.”
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.
Powerball Jackpot Up To $360 MillionThere 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.
Powerball Jackpot Rises To $325 MillionThere were no winners in Wednesday night’s drawing, which was at more than $250 million.The jackpot is now up to $325 million heading into Saturday night’s drawing.
Lottery Fever As Jackpot Balloons Beyond $500MLike a snowball barreling downhill, the Mega Millions Lottery continues to grow. By Wednesday afternoon, it had surpassing the $500 million mark.
Hype Around The Twin Cities For 11/11/11It's a date that comes around once every hundred years: 11/11/11. For most of us it's just another day, but plenty of people see meaning in the date.
220 Million Reasons To Buy A Powerball No need to stress about a 520 point drop in the stock market if you're sitting on $220 million. That's the estimated Powerball Jackpot for Wednesday night.
Sighs Of Relief From Businesses Affected By ShutdownThe budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.
Winning Hot Lotto Ticket Not Yet Turned InThe winning $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket has yet to be turned in.