All or Nothing, $100,000
Sept. 1, 2015—A St. Paul resident just won his second big lottery prize! A ticket that Jeffrey Bock purchased for the Aug. 30 evening All or Nothing drawing matched all 12 numbers to win the $100,000 top prize.
Players win the top prize by matching all 12 numbers or none of the numbers, so some might say that Bock is a bit of an overachiever. In January 2015, he won $20,000 by playing a scratch game.
“I scanned my ticket and the message said to claim at the Lottery,” said Bock. He assumed that he’d won $1,000. A good friend told him that he thought it was actually a $100,000 winner. Bock replied, “If it’s $100,000, I’m fainting. So you better bring water!”
They headed to the Lottery’s office in Roseville (with a bottle of water). When they arrived, they found out that he had actually won the $100,000 top prize. Bock didn’t faint, but he was very happy with the news. “I thought, ‘I am having a good day!’” he recalled.
Bock said that he had randomly chosen the numbers that he played and that he plays “to win, baby!”
Speedstop Sunrise, located at 16 – 14th Ave. N.E. in St. Cloud, sold the winning ticket. The store earned a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
Diamond Fortune, $100,000
August 27, 2015—Deloris Oleson of Buffalo says she will occasionally buy a lottery ticket when she goes to the grocery store. She followed this routine on Aug. 20, when she purchased a Diamond Fortune ticket while she shopped at Cub Foods, located at 1008 E. Highway 55 in Buffalo.
“I put the ticket in my purse and forgot about it,” Oleson explained. When she scratched it later that day, she was delighted to find that one of her numbers matched one of the winning numbers. But she didn’t expect to reveal a $100,000 prize for that match. “I thought, ‘Oh no, this can’t be true; there’s something wrong!’” she recalled.
Oleson put the ticket in a drawer until she claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters on Aug. 26.
August 12, 2015—Winning the lottery may only happen “once in a blue moon” but for one Deer Creek woman her $50,000 win actually happened during the blue moon.
On July 31, Julie Brunko won $50,000 on a $13 Million Cash Explosion® scratch ticket that she purchased at Casey’s General Store in Wadena.
That was the day Brunko was finally able to put her long-standing joke to work. Brunko always told her significant other that she would text him “road trip” if she ever won the lottery–and that’s exactly what she did. “He was confused by the text,” she recalled. “He said ‘What?’ and then I said $50K and that’s when he called me.
“This has been such a blessing,” Brunko explained as she claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Aug. 11. While Brunko has not made many plans for her prize money just yet she does know one thing—“We are going to do our tithing,” she said.
Brunko is the sixth player to win a $50,000 top prize in the $13 Million Cash Explosion® scratch game. Eighteen $50,000 prizes remain in the game.
Casey’s General Store is located at 304 N. Jefferson St. in Wadena.
Northstar Cash, $25,000
August 26, 2015—Arnold Schwamm of Wabasha won the $25,000 Northstar Cash jackpot on July 14.
The winning ticket was purchased at River Crossing BP, located at 825 Pembroke Ave. in Wabasha. The store earned a $250 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Schwamm claimed the prize on Aug. 25.
Gopher 5, $309,909
August 17, 2015—Ping Lee of Bloomington won the $309,909 Gopher 5 jackpot on July 13.
Lee purchased the winning ticket at Holiday Stationstores, Inc., located at 50 W. 98th St. in Bloomington. The store earned a $3,099 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
She claimed the prize on Aug. 14.
Mystery Word Crossword, $100,000
August 10, 2015—A Mystery Word Crossword ticket sold at Holiday Stationstores Inc., located at 5505 Highway 52 N. in Rochester, won $100,000.
Frank Morgan of Chicago, Ill. claimed the prize on Aug. 7.
Northstar Cash, $49,757
August 4, 2015—Christopher Breer of Minneapolis won the $49,757 Northstar Cash jackpot from the drawing on August 2. His ticket matched the winning numbers 13-17-22-25-29 drawn that night to win the jackpot.
The winning ticket was purchased at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World, located at 1221 Washington Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Make My Year, $200,000
Aug. 28, 2015—Malachi Ireland-Covington of Bloomington received two Make My Year™ tickets from his mom for his 21st birthday, which he celebrated on Aug. 26.
Ireland-Covington said he scratched all of the winning numbers on the ticket, then revealed his numbers row by row. When he found a match to number 37, he knew he had a winning ticket. “I came back [to uncover the prize] and—boom!—there it was!” he said after winning $200,000.
“I yelled, ‘Mom! Come in here!’ She walked into my room and I said, ‘Mom, look at this ticket!’ I was dumbfounded.”
While claiming the prize on Aug. 27, Ireland-Covington and his mom agreed that the $200,000 win made their year and that 37 is now their lucky number.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lang’s One Stop Market, located at 5101 Edina Industrial Blvd. in Edina.
Northstar Cash, $152,388
August 25, 2015—“I always told everyone I was going to win the lottery,” said Freeport resident Roxane Pundsack. She won in a big way on Aug. 20, when the third line on her four-line quick-pick ticket matched all five numbers drawn to win the $152,388 Northstar Cash jackpot.
All she could think about as she ran outside to share the news of her win with her husband, Keith Pundsack, was “It’s real—it’s happening!”
The couple drove to Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Aug. 21 to claim the prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Coborn’s, located at 105 E. Main St. in Melrose. The store earned a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
$13 Million Cash Explosion®, $50,000
August 4, 2015—A trucker from Sarasota, Fla. made an unexpected stop at Lottery headquarters in Roseville today after winning $50,000 playing the $13 Million Cash Explosion® scratch game.
Mark Flaker says he buys scratch tickets every chance he gets when he travels for work. “I’m a scratch off kind of guy,” he said. “I just love them.”
This isn’t the first time Flaker hit it big on the road—he won $10,000 playing the Wisconsin Lottery and $1,000 playing the lottery in his home state of Florida. However, he says his latest $50,000 win “takes the cake. To see that [$50,000] on the ticket was really phenomenal!”
Flaker purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, located at 2222 E. Main St. in Albert Lea.
$13 Million Cash Explosion®, $50,000
August 21, 2015—Jordan Demorrett of
St. Francis won $50,000 on a $13 Million Cash Explosion® scratch ticket.
Demorrett purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 3480 Bridge St. in St. Francis. He claimed the prize on Aug. 20.
Golden 8s, $88,888
August 14, 2015—Edna Lind of Richville won $88,888 on a Golden 8s ticket she purchased at S.O.S.A. Foods, located at 3909 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis.
She claimed the prize on Aug. 13. S.O.S.A. Foods earned a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
X scratch game, $40,000
August 7, 2015—A Shafer resident won $40,000 by playing the Lottery’s X scratch game. Sue Radke claimed the prize on Aug. 7.
Emily Jo’s Mini Mart, located at 30032 Afton Way in Shafer, sold the winning ticket.
Northstar Cash, $43,772
August 7, 2015—A St. Cloud resident claimed a Northstar Cash jackpot worth $43,772. The fifth line of Anas Dodin’s five-line quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn on July 23.
The winning ticket was purchased at Little Falls Convenience Store, located at 206 – 1st St. N.E. in Little Falls.