Anthony Lopez won $100,000 playing $100,000 Crossword.

Anthony Lopez of Emmons won $100,000 on the first lottery ticket he ever purchased.

“A friend told me I should buy a lottery ticket,” explained Lopez, who said he was reluctant at first, but “he talked me into it.” When Lopez stopped at Shell Food Mart in Albert Lea on Feb. 22 he purchased the first lottery ticket that caught his eye—a $100,000 Crossword scratch ticket, which ended up netting him a $100,000 top prize.

Lopez claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Feb. 27. When asked if he will continue to play the lottery, Lopez replied, “I’ll probably play once in a while, but not very often.”

Lopez says he is looking forward to paying off his dad’s car and buying a new car for himself. 

Shell Food Mart is located at 116 Bridge Ave. in Albert Lea. The business earned a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.


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