Brian Daley won $177,777 playing Lucky 7s
APRIL 15, 2014—Not surprisingly, friends of Lewiston resident Brian Daley have been hoping that some of his luck will rub off on them.
Yesterday, Daley’s wife asked him to pick up some milk, flour and eggs so she could make a coffee cake. He returned with the requested ingredients and a $177,777 winning Lucky 7s game book.
“Everybody’s been telling me, “Lightning struck twice!” he said. That’s because this wasn’t his first big win. Daley has been getting monthly payments from the Lottery since he won a $1,000 a month for life prize in February 1997.
Daley said he plans to keep playing the Lottery. “You never know, lightning could strike three times,” he said.
Kwik Trip, located at 195 County Road 25 in Lewiston, sold the winning Lucky 7s game book.
Neil Nelson won $25,000 playing Northstar Cash
APRIL 14, 2014—Neil Nelson of Faribault won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on April 10, 2014. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 3-11-13-26-27 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Nelson purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee Food Stores, located at 1920 Grant St. in Faribault. He claimed the prize on April 11.
Stanley Greene won $26,000 playing Northstar Cash
MARCH 26, 2014—Stanley Greene of Brooklyn Park won the $26,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on March 22, 2014. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 15-16-18-20-31 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Greene purchased his winning ticket at Cub Foods, located at 7555 W. Broadway in Brooklyn Park. He claimed the prize on March 25.
James Frazier won $267,609 playing Gopher 5
APRIL 1, 2014—James Frazier of Brooklyn Center won a $267,609 Gopher 5 jackpot from the March 28 drawing.
The numbers that Frazier picked matched all five winning numbers drawn (5-16-25-39-41) to win the jackpot. He claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on March 31.
Sun Foods, located at 6350 Brooklyn Blvd in Brooklyn Center, sold the winning ticket.
Jerry Beckman won $35,619 playing Northstar Cash
MARCH 28, 2014—A quick-pick ticket that Minneapolis resident Jerry Beckman purchased at Holiday, 3700 W. 50th St. in Minneapolis, for the March 20 Northstar Cash drawing won the $35,619 jackpot.
The winning Northstar Cash numbers for March 20 were 8-10-14-25-26. He claimed the prize on March 27.
James Blaisdell won $29,000 playing Northstar Cash
MARCH 24, 2014—James Blaisdell of Pierz won the $29,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on March 7, 2014. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 12-13-24-25-27 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Blaisdell purchased his winning ticket at Red’s Auto Inc., located at 104 – 1st Ave. N. in Pierz. He claimed the prize on March 20.
Colin Conrad won $30,000 playing Northstar Cash
MARCH 17, 2014—Colin Conrad of Hibbing won the $30,000 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on March 13, 2014. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers 7-9-14-27-29 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
Conrad purchased his winning ticket at Lucky Seven At The Y, located at 3917 – 1st Ave. in Hibbing. He claimed the prize on March 14.
Bryan Kell won $77,777 playing Super Triple 7s
APRIL 15, 2014—Bryan Kell of Blaine says he has driven by the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville “several times” but never had a reason to visit.
On April 14, Kell’s opportunity finally arrived after he and his wife scratched off a $77,777 winning Super Triple 7s scratch ticket.
“We both had to read the ticket 10 times,” he explained. “We went to the nearest gas station to have it checked right away!”
Kell says he and his wife plan to pay bills and “take a short honeymoon” that they never had the chance to take.
Champlin SuperAmerica, located at 100 Miller Road in Champlin, sold the winning ticket.
Bob Hirschey won a 2014 Ford Mustang playing Raffle
APRIL 11, 2014—Bob Hirschey of Eagan won the 2014 Ford Mustang from the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle drawing. He purchased the winning ticket at SuperAmerica, 4200 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville.
Thomas Lutzke won $100,000 playing Raffle
MARCH 24, 2014—“I’ve been playing Raffle since it started. I keep playing because you never know when you might get lucky,” said Thomas Lutzke of Pierz.
The winning numbers for the most recent Minnesota Millionaire Raffle were announced on Jan. 1, 2014, but Lutzke only recently learned that he won one of the $100,000 prizes because he initially only looked at the $1 million winning numbers. “I checked on Jan. 1 to see if I was a millionaire, and I wasn’t. I put my tickets on a desk to check later when I felt lucky,” he explained. “I was feeling very lucky on Saturday, March 15 so I asked my mother and wife to check them.” Lutzke’s wife and mother took them to a Lottery retailer and had them scanned. A slip printed advising them that the prize would need to be claimed at a Lottery office. They assumed that the ticket won the bonus prize that was printed on it, a $5,000 travel package.
When they returned home with the ticket, Lutzke checked the winning numbers for the $5,000 travel package prize looking for 013304, the number on his ticket. “I didn’t see the number so I said, ‘You guys are lying to me.’ They said, ‘No, he said it was a winner!’ So I started looking at the other winning numbers. I checked the first number for the $100,000 winners and there it was. I couldn’t believe it!”
There were 150 winning six-digit Minnesota Millionaire Raffle numbers announced on Jan. 1, 2013. Winners have until Jan. 2, 2015 to claim prizes.
Trails Edge Food-Fuel-Liquor in Buckman sold Lutzke’s winning ticket.
Richard Roberts won $200,000 playing Cash Blast
APRIL 11, 2014—One Kentucky resident won’t forget his visit to Minnesota anytime soon. While in Winona, Richard Roberts of Louisville, Ky. purchased a Cash Blast scratch ticket at Sinclair, located at 952 Mankato Ave. in Winona, and won $200,000.
Roberts claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on April 10.
Leroy Williams won $35,216 playing Northstar Cash
APRIL 1, 2014—Leroy Williams purchased a set of three numbers for the March 29 Northstar Cash drawing at Rainbow Foods, 2919 – 26th Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The first set of numbers on that ticket matched those drawn to win the $35,216 jackpot.
The winning Northstar Cash numbers for March 29 were 6-7-19-26-27. Williams claimed the prize on March 31.
Rozalia Petcu won $58,148 playing Northstar Cash
MARCH 26, 2014—Rozalia Petcu of St. Paul claimed a $58,148 Northstar Cash jackpot on March 25.
Petcu won the jackpot in the May 18, 2013 drawing after her quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn (6-11-15-25-30).
She purchased the winning ticket at Jubilee St. Marie’s of St. Paul, 370 Minnesota St. in St. Paul.
Sharon Smith won $105,440 playing Progressive Print-N-Play
MARCH 21, 2014—On March 17, Sharon Smith of Minneapolis purchased a $5 Bingo Progressive Print-N-Play ticket at Cub Foods, located at 701 W. Broadway Ave. in Minneapolis.
She covered all of the numbers on one of the Bingo cards on that ticket to win the jackpot of $105,440! Smith claimed the prize on March 19.