Moorhead Man Wins $1.4 Million Gopher 5 Jackpot
MAY 15, 2013—Moorhead resident Paul Echols is Minnesota’s newest millionaire after winning Monday’s $1,426,560 Gopher 5 jackpot.
Echols discovered his win Tuesday morning after checking his winning numbers e-mail from LuckyMN, the Lottery’s Player’s Club. He was shocked to discover the numbers on his quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn on May 13—1-6-26-33-42. Echols forwarded the e-mail to his wife, Joyce, and then went to Orton’s Food Mart in Moorhead, where he purchased the ticket, to verify his win. “There was no way I could go back to work after that,” Paul said. “I called my wife and asked if she could take the day off so we could head to the Cities to claim it.”
When the Echols arrived at Lottery headquarters, Paul admitted that he was still in shock and disbelief. The couple agreed that their big win is a “great feeling.” “We’re looking forward to a nice retirement,” Joyce added.
Orton’s Food Mart is located at 725 – 30th Ave. S. in Moorhead. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Monticello Man Wins $28,000 Jackpot
MAY 13, 2013—Michael Rising of Monticello won the $28,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on May 8, 2013. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 8-13-20-24-31 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Rising purchased the winning ticket at Holiday Stationstore, 31 Babcock Blvd. in Delano.
Bertha Resident Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize
MAY 10, 2013—Stacey Rushmeyer was between her errands early Thursday morning when she decided to purchase two Lucky Loot scratch tickets.
When Rushmeyer uncovered a $50,000 prize she couldn’t believe it. “At first I thought it was a misunderstanding and that I was reading it wrong,” she recalled. “As my heart was racing, I reread it and realized this was a winner — holy cow!”
Seven Oaks Express Inc., located at 316 W. Main St. in Bertha, sold Rushmeyer her winning ticket. She claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on May 9.
Rochester Resident Wins $26,000 Jackpot
MAY 8, 2013—Joan Groszbach of Rochester won the $26,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 25, 2013. Her ticket matched the winning numbers 3-5-9-18-28 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Groszbach purchased the winning ticket at Silver Lake Foods, located at 1402 N. Broadway in Rochester.
Sartell Resident Wins $28,000 Jackpot
MAY 2, 2013—Gaylene Watson of Sartell won the $28,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 29, 2013. Her quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 3-7-12-16-29 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Watson purchased the winning ticket at Holiday Stationstore, located at 730 S. Highway 10 in St. Cloud.
Andover Resident Wins $1,000,000 Prize
MAY 2, 2013—Julie Schiebout purchased a Worth A Million ticket at Croix Convenience, 13650 Hanson Blvd. N.W. in Andover on Sat., April 27. As the Andover resident scratched the ticket, she uncovered a number match in the first game. She revealed the prize and was startled to see that it was $1 million. “I’m used to seeing $20, but not $1 million!” she explained.
After discovering her big win, she told her husband she thought they should replace their 20-year-old boat with a new one. “He asked me how we’re going to pay for it,” Schiebout recalled. “I handed the ticket to him. He couldn’t believe it.”
Monticello Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize
APRIL 30, 2013—A spur of the moment decision resulted in a big payout for David Hagen of Monticello.
On April 25, Hagen was making a routine stop at Kwik Trip, located at 4400 O’Day Ave. N.E. in St. Michael to buy some scratch tickets. He generally sticks to the $20 ticket, but decided to purchase two $10 Black Cherry Doubler scratch tickets instead.
That turned out to be a very lucky decision when Hagen scratched off a $50,000 win while playing the second ticket. “My heart started racing,” Hagen recalled. “I didn’t know what to think. It’s so crazy!”
He claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on April 26.
Apple Valley Resident Wins $25,000 Jackpot
APRIL 29, 2013—Lalita Mohabir of Apple Valley won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 22, 2013. The first line on her two-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 4-15-25-29-31 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Mohabir purchased the winning ticket at Gas Plus, located at 7744 – 12th Ave. in Richfield.
Red Lake Falls Resident Wins $200,000
APRIL 26, 2013—Red Lake Falls resident Angela Norby won $200,000 by playing the Black Cherry Doubler scratch game.
Her luck began about three weeks ago when she purchased a $10 scratch ticket and won enough to purchase more tickets. That pattern continued until yesterday morning when she won enough to require a trip to the Lottery’s Roseville office.
“I’ve been playing on the same $10 for about three weeks,” Norby said. “I kept winning $10, $20, $30. The last one was a $30 winner.” She cashed in the $30 winner and purchased three more tickets. “I won $10 on one and $200,000 on another,” she recalled.
As she uncovered the prize amount on the $200,000 winning ticket, she initially thought it was a $200 winner. “I thought, ‘This is a keeper!’” Then she continued to uncover zeros. When she saw what she actually won, “I was shaking,” she said.
Kruse In, located in St. Hilaire, sold the winning ticket.
West St. Paul Man Wins $25,000 Jackpot
APRIL 26, 2013—Eugene Lencowski of West St. Paul won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 23, 2013. The first line on his two-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 2-8-14-21-28 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Lencowski purchased the winning ticket at SuperAmerica, located at 5728 Bishop Ave. E. in Inver Grove Heights.
South Haven Man Wins $34,802 Prize
APRIL 25, 2013—Dellas Norgren of South Haven was one of two players to share the $69,604 jackpot (each ticket was worth $34,802) from the drawing on April 21, 2013. The third line on his five-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 9-10-15-20-28 drawn that night to win half of the jackpot.
Norgren purchased the winning ticket at South Haven Sports, located at 441 Custer St. E. in South Haven.
Fridley Resident Wins $34,802 Prize
APRIL 24, 2013—Dennis Wolfe of Fridley usually picks his own Northstar Cash numbers that are based on important dates in his life. That’s how he chose the numbers 9-10-15-20-28 for the drawing on April 21.
While he was at lunch the following day, Wolfe checked his ticket and discovered those same numbers were drawn on April 21 and his ticket was one of two to share the $69,604 jackpot (each ticket was worth $34,802). Wolfe immediately called his wife and said, “Guess what, we won!” It took some convincing, but after she checked the numbers drawn, she knew he was telling the truth.
The winning ticket was sold at Holiday, 200 – 57th Ave. in Fridley.
Pine City Couple Discovers $1 Million Raffle Win
APRIL 22, 2013—A Pine City couple unknowingly had a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket worth $1 million stashed in their junk drawer for almost four months.
It wasn’t until April 19, when Staci Rothbauer was cleaning her kitchen, that she found six Minnesota Millionaire Raffle tickets. Rothbauer said both she and her husband, Kevin, had checked the tickets a couple of times before, but she thought she would check them one last time before throwing them away.
It’s a good thing she did because one of the tickets matched the winning number 360497 drawn on Jan. 1 to win $1 million.
“I can’t believe we kept missing it,” she recalled. “I have no idea how that happened. It must have been stuck behind the other tickets.”
Rothbauer said she immediately called Kevin with the news. “I don’t know how he understood what I was saying,” she explained. Kevin admitted that he had a hard time believing her, saying, “I thought she was just goofing around. Now that I know it’s for real, I can’t stop thinking about a new four wheeler,” he said with a huge grin.
The Rothbauers made the trip to Lottery headquarters in Roseville that afternoon to claim the prize. “It’s funny because we are not very lucky people,” said Staci. “I don’t think we can say that anymore,” Kevin added.
Holiday, located at 570 – 6th St. in Pine City, sold the winning ticket.
Cloquet Resident Wins $100,000 Prize
APRIL 19, 2013—Katy Whelan of Cloquet won $100,000 by playing the Lottery’s Hot Cocoa Crossword scratch game.
Whelan said that when she uncovered the $100,000 win, she thought she must have made a mistake and checked “10 more times.”
Poor road conditions, due to snow, caused her to have to wait more than a week to claim the prize. She was happy to finally be able to turn the ticket in at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on April 18.
Little Store Too, located at 401 Broadway St. in Cloquet, sold the winning ticket.
Winona Resident Wins $25,000 Jackpot
APRIL 19, 2013—Doris Anderson of Winona won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 9, 2013. Her quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 1-6-8-23-24 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Anderson purchased the winning ticket at Kwik Trip, located at 268 W. Sarnia St. in Winona.
Maple Grove Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize
APRIL 17, 2013—Richard Schaff of Maple Grove won a $1 million Powerball prize.
The first line of Schaff’s two-line quick-pick ticket matched the first five winning numbers drawn on April 13 to win the $1 million second prize.
He purchased the winning ticket at Holiday Stationstore, located at 16350 – 96th Ave. N. in Maple Grove. Schaff claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on April 16.
Lake Park Resident Wins $25,000 Jackpot
APRIL 12, 2013—Moses Baer of Lake Park won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 10, 2013. The last line of his three-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 5-12-17-27-31 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Baer purchased the winning ticket at Petro Serve USA, located at 11 State St. N.E. in Glyndon.
Roosevelt Resident Wins $26,000 Jackpot
APRIL 10, 2013—Carol Knutson of Roosevelt won the $26,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 8, 2013. Her ticket matched the winning numbers 8-13-17-18-28 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Knutson purchased the winning ticket at Knutson’s Grocery, located at 280 Main Ave. in Roosevelt.
St. Paul Resident Wins $300,000 Game Book Prize
APRIL 10, 2013—Nicole Roche of St. Paul claimed a $300,000 Lucky game book prize on April 9.
Roche discovered her big win on April 8 after her mother started scratching the first ticket in the Lucky game book and revealed a $100,000 prize. Too shaky to continue, Nicole took over and revealed two more $100,000 wins.
“I thought it was a joke at first,” Roche recalled. “I kept trying to find the ‘ha ha, this is a joke’ tagline on the ticket.” While she claimed the prize today, Roche admitted that it still does not seem real.
West Side Groceries Inc., located at 605 Stryker Ave. in St. Paul, sold the winning ticket.
Shakopee Man Wins $129,520 Jackpot
APRIL 10, 2013—A Shakopee resident won the $129,520 Northstar Cash jackpot on April 6. Timothy Lam purchased the winning ticket at Shakopee Dakota Convenience Store, 14160 Wilds Path N.W. in Prior Lake.
$100,000 Win “Totally Awesome” for Brainerd Resident
APRIL 9, 2013—Brainerd resident Jeanne Armstrong prefers to “switch it up” when it comes to buying her lottery tickets, saying, “I never like to buy the same tickets.” While she was at Mill Avenue Holiday, 1500 Mill Ave. in Brainerd on April 5, the $100,000 Cash Spectacular scratch game caught her eye.
After scratching the ticket, Armstrong could not believe her eyes when she uncovered a $100,000 prize. “I double checked the ticket quite a few times,” she recalled.
As Armstrong claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on April 8, she said winning the Lottery is “totally awesome!” She is looking forward to paying off her house, taking a trip and relaxing.
New Hope Resident Wins $100,000
APRIL 9, 2013—A New Hope resident won $100,000 by playing the Stinkin’ Rich scratch game. Timothy Hoyt claimed the prize at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on April 8.
SuperAmerica, located at 6144 W. Broadway in New Hope, sold the winning ticket.
Moorhead Resident Wins $100,000 Scratch Prize
APRIL 8, 2013—On Thursday evening, April 4, Wayne Winje was visiting his mom when he decided to stop at Casey’s General Store, located at 707 – 37th Ave. S. in Moorhead. The Moorhead man had $5 with him, so he asked the clerk for a Casino Cash ticket, which he scratched in the store’s parking lot.
Winje uncovered the winning numbers and began revealing his numbers. He uncovered a matching number of 34. He remembers thinking, “’Oh, OK, I’ll get $7.’ I started [revealing the prize] on the left and thought, ‘Oh, its $1,000.’ I had to turn the light on in the car and saw it was $100,000!”
He immediately drove home to share the news with his wife, who said Winje turned on all the lights and said, “Look at this!”
Winje claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on April 5.
Plymouth Resident Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize
APRIL 5, 2013—Clark Knutson of Plymouth was grocery shopping when he decided to purchase a couple of lottery tickets to take home and play. Unfortunately, the store he was at had closed their lottery sales for the night, so he stopped at Kwik Trip, located at 1605 Annapolis Lane in Plymouth, to make the purchase.
Knutson uncovered a matching set of numbers on his $200,000 Jumbo Bucks scratch ticket. As he began to reveal the prize amount, he said, “Originally, I thought it was $25.” He was shocked when he uncovered a $25,000 prize. His wife than pointed out that he had another set of matching numbers. The second set of numbers revealed another $25,000 prize, which made the ticket worth $50,000. Knutson said that the small inconvenience of traveling to another Lottery retailer that night was well worth it!
Knutson claimed his prize on April 3.
Andover Resident Wins $300,000 Prize
APRIL 3, 2013—Janet Lashinski of Andover won $300,000 by playing the Lottery’s Big Cash Crossword scratch game. Lashinski claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on April 2.
Bill’s Superette, located at 14041 Round Lake Blvd. N.W. in Andover, sold the winning ticket.
Clerk’s Advice Leads Eagan Man to $100,000 Win
MARCH 27, 2013—Mark Dohmen of Eagan stopped at Yocum’s Holiday, 1579 Cliff Road in Eagan, on March 23 with the intention of buying two $2–$20,000 Jumbo Bucks scratch tickets. However, the sales clerk suggested he try the $5–$100,000 Jumbo Bucks game instead.
“He said he’s had better payback with the $5 tickets so I said, ‘Give me two.’” Dohmen played the tickets at the store. Unsure if the tickets were winners, Dohmen gave them back to the store clerk to be checked. The clerk came back smiling and said, “I think you’re going to like this.” He showed Dohmen that one of the tickets was worth $100,000!
“I couldn’t stop shaking—and smiling,” Dohmen recalled. “This is just unbelievable,” Dohmen said as he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 26.
Minnesota Lake Man Wins $50,000 Prize
MARCH 27, 2013—Daniel Woitas of Minnesota Lake won $50,000 on a Lucky Loot ticket. He purchased the winning ticket at Food-N-Fuel, 867 State Highway 22 in Minnesota Lake.
Woitas claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 26.
Hutchinson Couple Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball
MARCH 26, 2013—Paul Doelger stops for coffee every morning on his way to work. On March 4, the Hutchinson resident also purchased a Powerball ticket for the March 6 drawing. When it was announced that nobody won the jackpot for that drawing, “I knew I didn’t win the jackpot so I threw the ticket on my desk at work,” Doelger recalled.
A short time after that, a friend at work told him there was a ticket worth $1 million sold in McLeod County. During his break period, Doelger entered the numbers from his ticket into the “Check Your Numbers” feature on the Lottery’s website. He accidently checked the Power Play® box, so the resulting prize was $2 million. “I looked at my ticket again, unchecked the Power Play box and it said I won $1 million! I couldn’t believe it,” said Doelger.
Doelger’s wife, Karen, explained how she learned they won $1 million. “He pulled the Lottery site up, put the ticket next to the computer, and said, ‘Karen—come look at this.’ He says, ‘We won!’ I’m thinking $5,000 would be cool. He said, ‘No, we matched five out of six numbers and won $1 million!’”
The winning ticket was purchased at Holiday Stationstore, 1016 Highway 15 S. in Hutchinson.
Two Harbors Man Wins $26,000 Northstar Cash Jackpot
MARCH 26, 2013—Peter Isaacs of Two Harbors won the $26,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on Feb. 2, 2013. The first line on his two-line ticket matched the winning numbers 5-8-17-20-31 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Isaacs purchased the winning ticket at London Road Car Wash, located at 1530 London Road in Duluth.
Spring Park Resident Wins $30,267 Jackpot
MARCH 26, 2013—Jason Lehman of Spring Park won $30,267 by playing the Lottery’s Northstar Cash game. The last line on his five-line ticket matched the winning numbers 10-13-18-22-25 drawn on March 22, 2013 to win the jackpot.
Lehman stopped at SuperAmerica, located at 1298 Vierling Drive E. in Shakopee on March 22 to purchase the Northstar Cash ticket. He woke up at 2 a.m. and decided to check his ticket online. Upon discovering that one set of numbers matched the numbers drawn, “I thought, ‘Finally!’ Lehman said. “I tried to go back to bed — but couldn’t sleep!”
Maple Grove Resident Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize
MARCH 26, 2013—Marcia Wharton of Maple Grove won $1 million by playing Powerball.
The second line of her five-line quick-pick Powerball ticket matched the first five numbers drawn on March 23 (17-29-31-52-53 and the Powerball 31).
Rainbow Foods, located at 16401 County Road 30 in Maple Grove, sold the winning ticket.
Lakeville Man Wins Ford Mustang
MARCH 22, 2013—Harry Weber of Lakeville won a Ford Mustang convertible on a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 8921 Crossroads Blvd. in Chanhassen.
Bloomington Man Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize
MARCH 22, 2013—A routine stop at a convenience store led a Bloomington man to a $100,000 lottery win.
On March 18, Steven Barland purchased two Casino Cash scratch tickets at Kaposia Convenience Center, 1214 Southview Blvd. in South St. Paul. He scratched the tickets right away in the store where he uncovered a $100,000 top prize. Barland said his first thought was, “Is this for real?!”
He immediately called his wife with the good news. “She didn’t believe me at first because I’ve been mistaken before,” stated Barland. However, this time he was right. After claiming the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 21, it was confirmed that his ticket was indeed worth $100,000.
Barland says his win will help him become “debt free” and allow him to finish working on his hot rod.
St. James Resident Wins $100,000 Prize
MARCH 20, 2013—John Keech of St. James normally likes to play the 5 Star Cash scratch tickets, but when he went to purchase his daily ticket he decided to switch things up a bit. “After I noticed that someone else was already playing those tickets, I decided to go with another choice,” said Keech.
“I played the Diamonds & Pearls and started [scratching the ticket] in the middle for some reason,” he recalled. The first symbol Keech uncovered in game two was a pearl necklace, so he knew he won a prize. As he began to scratch the prize from right to left, he kept revealing more and more zeros until he saw the $100,000 top prize.
Keech purchased his winning ticket at Steve’s Corner, Inc., located at 1020 – 7th Ave. S. in St. James. He claimed the prize at Lottery Headquarters in Roseville on March 19.
Wells Resident Wins $50,724 Jackpot
MARCH 20, 2013—Dennis Stenzel of Wells won a $50,724 Northstar Cash jackpot. He claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on March 19.
The fourth line of the five-line quick-pick ticket that Stenzel purchased for the March 12 drawing matched all five winning numbers (4-5-22-26-29) to win the jackpot.
Food-N-Fuel, located at 867 State Highway 22 in Minnesota Lake, sold the winning ticket.
North Mankato Resident Wins $28,000 Jackpot
MARCH 19, 2013—Patricia Mertesdorf of North Mankato won the $28,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on March 16, 2013. Her quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 2-10-11-13-20 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Mertesdorf purchased the winning ticket at Hy-Vee Food Store, 2010 Adams St. in Mankato.
Mounds View Man Starts Vacation as Millionaire
MARCH 15, 2013—Darrell Larsen of Mounds View had March 14 off due to a pre-planned vacation; however, his plans fell through at the last minute.
So Larsen began the morning by checking his Gopher 5 ticket from the March 13 drawing. He discovered the second line of his three-line quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn (2-21-30-42-43) to win the $1,407,620 jackpot. “I couldn’t believe I had the exact same numbers,” he recalled.
Larsen arrived at Lottery headquarters in Roseville later that morning to claim his prize. “It’s a great start to my vacation,” he stated. “Now I’ll really be able to relax!”
Larsen purchased his winning ticket at Croix Convenience, 5979 Rice Creek Parkway in Shoreview.
Hawley Resident Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize
MARCH 15, 2013—Ward Muscatell stopped at Kirk’s Superstop in Hawley on March 13 for a granola bar and a Diet Coke. While he was in the store, the Hawley resident bought two Minnesota State Lottery Twins™ scratch game tickets. He thought he may have won a prize on the second ticket but, “I didn’t have my glasses on, so I asked the clerk to double check it for me.”
Muscatell said the clerk scanned the ticket and told him he won $200,000. He was shocked and immediately told his wife about his big win. The couple made the trip to Lottery headquarters in Roseville that afternoon to claim the prize.
Kirk’s Superstop is located at 1014 Hobart St. in Hawley.
Center City Resident’s Wish Comes True
MARCH 14, 2013—On 11:11 a.m. on March 12, Julie Kamppi of Center City made a wish, scratched her Diamonds and Pearls ticket and uncovered a $100,000 top prize.
“I was crazy excited,” she recalled. “It was really an answer to my prayer!”
Kamppi claimed the prize on March 12. She purchased the winning ticket at Holiday, located at 12970 Lake Blvd. in Lindstrom.
Hutchinson Resident Claims $182,445 Jackpot
MARCH 14, 2013—Pam Dahlberg of Hutchinson won a $182,445 Progressive Print-N-Play jackpot by playing the $3 Bingo game. She purchased the winning ticket on June 25, 2012, but did not discover that it was worth $182,445 until last week.
Dahlberg said that she had purchased two tickets that day and played one of them at her picnic table. She recalled gathering things from the table, including the tickets, putting everything into a plastic bag and then hanging the bag from a nail in her garage. Luckily, while looking for a recipe that a friend gave her, she looked in the bag and noticed that one of the tickets hadn’t been played.
Last week, she finally played it and realized that she’d had a ticket worth $182,445 in her garage for almost nine months. “I thought, ‘Wow!’” Then she replayed the ticket several times to be sure because, “It’s the kind of thing that happens to everybody else.”
Dahlberg claimed the prize at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on March 13, 2013.
Hutchinson Outpost Inc., located at 1201 N. Main in Hutchinson, sold the winning ticket.
Northfield Man Wins $70,798 Jackpot
MARCH 8, 2013—Emil Miller of Northfield won the $70,798 Northstar Cash jackpot on March 3 with a quick-pick ticket he purchased at Kwik Trip, 1910 Honey Locust St. in Northfield.
Alexandria Resident Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize
MARCH 4, 2013—Jason Qual of Alexandria won $50,000 on a Double Dollar Fortune ticket he purchased at Holiday, 785 N. Nokomis N.E. in Alexandria.
Qual claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 1.
New Brighton Woman Wins $50,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 27, 2013—Kathleen Holub of New Brighton won $50,000 by playing the Lottery’s Silver 7s scratch game.
Holub purchased the winning ticket at Wash-N-Fill Express of New Brighton, located at 201 W. County Road E2 in New Brighton. She claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Feb. 25.
Lake Crystal Couple Win $100,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 27, 2013—Rodney Poulson and Janet Taylor-Poulson of Lake Crystal claimed a $100,000 prize that they won by playing the $100,000 Cash Spectacular scratch game.
Taylor-Poulson uncovered a winning number match when she played the ticket and thinking that she probably won a small prize, uncovered the prize amount. The $100,000 prize surprised her so much that she covered it with her thumb and showed the ticket to Poulson to see if perhaps she was mistaken. He verified that it was a win and when he saw the prize amount was just as surprised as she was. Taylor-Poulson said that they never thought they would win such a big prize.
Collis C-Store, located at 201 Highway 60 W. in Lake Crystal, sold the winning ticket.
Wyoming Man Wins Ford Edge
FEBRUARY 22, 2013—Chato Lorentzen of Wyoming, Minn. won a 2013 Ford Edge playing Minnesota Millionaire Raffle. The winning ticket was purchased at Wash-N-Fill Express of New Brighton, 201 W. County Road E2 in New Brighton.
St. Charles Resident Wins $58,906 Jackpot
FEBRUARY 22, 2013—“You always hope you will win, but you never really expect it,” said Robyn Fox of St. Charles when she arrived at the Lottery’s Roseville office to claim a $58,906 Northstar Cash jackpot. “I still can’t believe it.”
Fox discovered that the third line of her five-line quick-pick ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Feb. 20 (4-8-9-14-16) a couple of hours after the drawing while on the Lottery’s website. “When I saw it, I said to my husband, ‘I think I won the jackpot!’” she recalled. At that point Fox wasn’t sure if more than one ticket matched all five numbers to share the jackpot. “The next morning, I saw that there was one winner from Winona County and I knew it was me! It was exciting.”
Greenway Co-op, located at 518 – 6th St. S.W. in St. Charles, sold the winning ticket. A $50,000 winning scratch ticket was purchased at this store just four months ago.
Alexandria Resident Wins $82,732 Jackpot
FEBRUARY 21, 2013—Gary Miller of Alexandria won an $82,732 Progressive Print-N-Play jackpot by playing the $5 Bingo game.
Eagles, located at 526 N. Nokomis in Alexandria, sold the winning ticket.
Miller was all smiles, but said he was “still shaking,” when he arrived at the Lottery's Roseville office yesterday with an $82,732 winning $5 Bingo Progressive Print-N-Play ticket.
When he purchased the ticket, he saw that the progressive jackpot was up to $82,732. Someone else purchased a ticket right after Miller did and the jackpot had dropped to the $5,000 starting amount. “We knew that it was won and I was hoping that I might have the winner,” said Miller. After he played the ticket and realized that he had won the jackpot, “I was jumping for joy!” he recalled.
Blaine Resident Wins $30,579 Northstar Cash Jackpot
FEBRUARY 13, 2013—Tom Bozell of Blaine plays Northstar Cash every day, and every morning he compares the numbers on his ticket to the winning numbers printed in his newspaper. Bozell has come close to winning the jackpot a few times, matching four out of five numbers.
On Monday morning, when Bozell compared the Feb. 10 winning numbers to the numbers on his ticket, he finally had an exact match — worth $30,579. His reaction? “I let out a little holler,” he said with a smile.
SuperAmerica, located at 12504 Central Ave. N.E. in Blaine, sold the winning ticket.
The fourth line of Bozell’s five-line quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn on Feb. 10 (11-18-26-28-29).
New Prague Resident Wins $26,000 Northstar Cash Jackpot
FEBRUARY 13, 2013—Michael McDonald of New Prague won the $26,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on Feb. 4, 2013. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 3-19-21-23-29 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
McDonald purchased the winning ticket at Kwik Trip, located at 104 Aspen Lane in Belle Plaine.
St. Paul Resident Wins $300,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 12, 2013—Gary Young of St. Paul won $300,000 by playing the Vegas Game Book scratch game. He purchased the winning ticket at Les’s Superette, located at 2665 White Bear Ave. in Maplewood.
Young claimed the prize on Feb. 11 at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville.
Winona Man Wins $50,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 12, 2013—Allan Bagniewski of Winona says he’s always dreamed of telling his wife he won the lottery. Bagniewski got that chance on Feb. 7.
After buying a MONOPOLY scratch ticket at Kwik Trip, 770 E. Broadway St. in Winona, Bagniewski uncovered three $10,000 prizes. Unaware that he hadn’t finished playing the game, Bagniewski assumed the ticket was worth $30,000. He immediately shared the good news with his wife who was “skeptical at first,” he said.
It wasn’t until the following day that the couple realized part of the ticket still needed to be scratched. They uncovered the remaining two $10,000 prizes to reveal a $50,000 win.
Bagniewski claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Feb. 11.
Champlin Resident Wins $100,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 11, 2013—Robert Broughton of Champlin won $100,000 by playing the Lottery’s 5 Star Cash scratch game.
Broughton claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Feb. 8.
Kwik Trip, located at 2900 Cutters Grove Ave. in Anoka, sold the winning ticket.
Blaine Resident Wins $50,000 Scratch Game Prize
FEBRUARY 11, 2013—James Sarna of Blaine claimed a $50,000 Million Dollar Jackpot scratch game prize at Lottery headquarters on Feb. 8.
Sarna purchased the winning ticket at Smart Stop Inc., located at 2651 Johnson St. N.E., in Minneapolis.
Chaska Resident Wins $500,000 Prize
FEBRUARY 8, 2013—Henry Morris of Chaska won $500,000 by playing the $500,000 Deuces Wild scratch game.
Kwik Trip, located at 1271 N. River Drive in Mankato, sold the winning ticket.
Farmington Resident Wins $149,090 Jackpot
FEBRUARY 5, 2013—Steven Northrop of Farmington won the $149,090 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on Jan. 31, 2013. The second line of his three-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 7-9-16-17-26 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Northrop purchased the winning ticket at Kwik Trip, 18290 Pilot Knob Road in Farmington.
Andover Man Wins $100,000 Scratch Game Prize
FEBRUARY 1, 2013—Thanks to a $100,000 lottery win, Victor Jorges of Andover is now able to fulfill his dream of owning a pontoon.
Jorges says he’s been considering buying a used pontoon for a while and his windfall is making it possible for him to buy a brand new one. “Now I won’t be going shopping and saying, ‘I wish,’” he said as he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters on Jan. 30.
Jorges won the $100,000 prize on a Hot Cocoa Crossword ticket that he purchased at Freedom Valu Center, 13001 Round Lake Blvd in Coon Rapids, on Jan. 30.