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Big Money, $50,000
February 24, 2017—“You dream about it happening, but you don’t expect it,” said $50,000 lottery winner Michael Gadbaw of Waseca. When he uncovered a $50,000 win on a Big Money scratch ticket, “I had to sit down. I was pretty speechless and in shock for about 20 minutes.”
Gadbaw has not decided what to do with his prize other than, “To be smart with it.”
Casey’s General Store, located at 1109 N. State St. in Waseca, sold the winning ticket.
Gadbaw claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on Feb. 23.
Northstar Cash, $45,516
February 23, 2017—Patrick Ritchie of Lakeville is now celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary in-style with help from a $45,516 Northstar Cash jackpot win.
Ritchie said he and his wife are planning on using part of their winnings for an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their milestone this summer. “This is going to help out a lot,” Ritchie said on Feb. 21 as he claimed the prize. “It’s a good 30th anniversary present!”
Ritchie purchased the winning ticket for the Feb. 12, 2017 drawing at Kwik Trip, located at 17388 Glacier Way, in Lakeville.
The first line on Mitchell’s two-line quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers drawn on Feb. 1 to win the $70,127 jackpot.
As the message instructed, Mitchell took his ticket to the Lottery’s office in Roseville to claim his prize.
He said he would celebrate by going out to dinner tonight. “It was already planned, but the food will taste even better now!”
Charlie Brown Shell is located at 335 Lowell Ave. in Elk River.
Strike it Rich, $75,000
February 8, 2017—When Robert Caudill of Wells arrived at work, he had a few extra minutes so he decided to play a Strike it Rich scratch ticket he had purchased earlier that morning. He uncovered a $75,000 win and drove straight back to the Casey's General Store where he purchased the ticket to make sure he was seeing it correctly.
Once he had confirmation that it was a $75,000 winning ticket, he changed his plans for the day to include a trip to the Lottery's headquarters in Roseville to collect the prize.
Casey's General Store, located at 280 - 2nd Ave. N.W. in Wells sold the winning ticket.
February 24, 2017—Just one number away from winning millions of dollars in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, Fridley resident Tracy Thompson was still happy to win $50,000.
The second line of her two-line quick-pick ticket matched four “white ball” numbers plus the Powerball number to win $50,000 on Feb. 22. Thompson claimed the prize on Feb. 24.
Hemlock BP, located at 11960 – 73rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove, sold the winning ticket.
February 2, 2017—Matthew Hayes of Mankato won a $50,000 Powerball prize in the Feb. 1 drawing. He claimed the prize on Feb. 2. Hayes purchased the winning ticket at Kwik Trip, located at 1271 N. River Drive, in Mankato.
Fiery Hot Cash, $100,000
February 21, 2017—Kailee Stuhaug of Hawley won $100,000 by playing the Fiery Hot Cash scratch game. She claimed the prize on Feb. 21.
Holiday Stationstores Inc., located at 1501 - 11th St. N. in Moorhead, sold the winning ticket.
$500,000 Spectacular Riches, $500,000
February 23, 2017— “Never in a million years,” did Crystal Mattson of Tower think she’d have to make a trip to Lottery headquarters in Roseville to claim a $500,000 prize.
“I thought the $500,000 was a fantasy,” Mattson recalled after discovering her big win on Feb. 19. While claiming her prize on Feb. 21 she said it still hasn’t sunk in, saying, “I won’t think it’s real until I see the money in the bank!”
The Y Store, located at 6368 Highway 169 in Tower, sold the $500,000 winning ticket. The store will receive a $2,000 retailer selling bonus.
Cabin Fever, $75,000
February 10, 2017—Menahga resident Mark Burkman's wife purchased a Cabin Fever scratch ticket for him as they were on their way to the Twin Cities to catch a flight to Mexico that turned out to be a $75,000 winner. Since there wasn't time to take the ticket back home, they took it with them to Mexico. Burkman said they kept the winning ticket in their hotel safe and checked on it every day.
As soon as they were back in Minnesota, Burkman claimed the prize at the Lottery's headquarters in Roseville.
Coborn's/Little Dukes, located at 705 County Road 75 in Clearwater, sold the winning ticket.
Lucky 7s Tripler, $77,777
February 14, 2017—Debra Kuhn of Brainerd won $77,777 by playing the Lottery’s Lucky 7s Tripler scratch game.
She purchased the winning ticket at Eastside SuperAmerica, located at 421 N.E. Washington St., in Brainerd.
Northstar Cash, $45,515
February 24, 2017—Naomi Davidson of St. Paul won a $45,515 Northstar Cash jackpot on Feb. 22. Davidson purchased the winning ticket at Gas Plus, located at 3467 N. Rice St., in Shoreview. She claimed the prize on Feb. 23.
Big Money, $50,000
February 13, 2017—Mary Meyer of Ramsey won $50,000 by playing the Big Money scratch game. She claimed the prize on Feb. 13.
Holiday Stationstores Inc., located at 14075 Ramsey Blvd. in Ramsey, sold the winning ticket.
$13 Million Cash Explosion, $50,000
February 10, 2017—Sandra Dickerman of Buffalo won $50,000 playing the $13 Million Cash Explosion scratch game. She claimed the prize on Feb. 10.
Pike's Express, located at 500 - 17th St. S. in Buffalo, sold the winning ticket.