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Did I Win, $100,000
September 8, 2017— Early this morning, Stephanie Robinson of New Hope uncovered a $100,000 win on a Did I Win? scratch ticket. “I had to call somebody [to share the news]. First I called my son and he said, ‘Yeah, right.’ I was shaking and laughing, I just couldn’t believe it.”
SuperAmerica, located at 1195 Canterbury Road S. in Shakopee, sold the winning ticket.
August 24, 2017—Spending an extra $1 made a $150,000 difference for one of Minnesota’s biggest winners from last night’s Powerball drawing.
A ticket that Michael Brewer of Eden Prairie purchased for the Aug. 23 Powerball drawing matched four of the first five white ball numbers, plus the Powerball, which is normally a $50,000 win. Because he added the Power Play® multiplier option to his ticket at the time of purchase, the $50,000 prize was multiplied by the Power Play number (4) to become a $200,000 prize. Power Play is an extra $1 per play.
“I went on the Minnesota Lottery’s website at about 10:45 last night and I carefully and meticulously put the numbers into the ‘check my numbers,’” said Brewer. After entering the numbers from his ticket, he discovered that he had won $200,000. “I went and woke my wife up. She didn’t believe it, so I brought her in the den and had her enter the numbers.”
Brewer said that he “usually” adds the Power Play option to his tickets and is very happy that he had added it to his Aug. 23 ticket. “It made a $150,000 difference,” he said with a smile.
Dred Scott Automotive, located at 10800 Rhode Island Ave. S. in Bloomington, sold the $200,000 winning ticket.
Lucky Break, $100,000
July 26, 2017—Co-workers Brian Aase and Rich Reyant, both residents of West Concord, like to buy a couple of scratch tickets when they stop to get breakfast. Reyant said that this morning, they were hoping to win enough “to maybe buy lunch.” They far exceeded that goal and by lunchtime, they were at the Lottery’s Roseville office claiming a $100,000 prize.
Reyant scratched their first Lucky Break scratch ticket and didn’t win. “I said, ‘Man, it would be nice to get something.’” Aase replied, “One of these days!” Their wishes quickly came true as Reyant uncovered a $100,000 win on the second ticket.
“I said, ‘Hey, Aase! Hey, Aase! Am I reading this right?’ I was shaking,” said Reyant.
Kwik Trip, located at 1220 S. Oak St. in Owatonna, sold the winning ticket.
Progressive Print-N-Play, $82,261
August 16, 2017—Steven Larson of Zimmerman won a Progressive Print-N-Play jackpot worth $82,261 by playing the $5 Slots game. Coon Rapids Holiday, located at 1855 Gateway Drive in Coon Rapids, sold the winning ticket.
Gopher 5, $100,000
July 27, 2017—July 27, 2017—James Vukelich of Minneapolis won $100,000 by playing the Lottery’s Gopher 5 game. His quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers on July 12 to win the jackpot.
Paulbeck’s Country Market, located at 171 Red Oak Dr. in Aitkin, sold the winning ticket.
Progressive Print-N-Play, $61,620
July 14, 2017—Amy Hyett of Hopkins won $61,621 by playing $5 Progressive Print-N-Play Bingo. Holiday Stationstores, located at 530 Blake Road N. in Hopkins, sold the winning ticket. Hyett claimed the prize on July 14.
$100,000 Crossword Doubler, $100,000
July 14, 2017—September 8, 2017—A resident of Perham won $100,000 by playing the $100,000 Crossword Doubler scratch game. Jacob Jenson claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on Sept. 5.
North Shore Travel Plaza, located at 1129 E. Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes, sold the winning ticket.
Did I Win, $100,000
August 14, 2017— Mark Butenhoff and Yvonne Clymer, both of White Bear Lake won $100,000 by playing the Did I Win? scratch game.
Butenhoff said that he had to look at his ticket three times to be sure that it really a $100,000 winner.
Holiday Stationstores Inc., located at 2438 Margaret St. N. in North St. Paul, sold the winning ticket.
Lucky Numbers, $100,000
July 27, 2017—It pays to double check, sometimes more than others. For Pamela Jones of Eden Valley, having her husband double check her scratch ticket paid $100,000.
“I rarely play,” said Jones. Yesterday, she decided to purchase a Mega Millions lotto ticket at Litchfield Outpost, located at 914 Sibley Ave. in Litchfield, and the Lucky Numbers scratch game caught her attention. “I thought, ‘I’m going to do it.’”
Jones played the Lucky Numbers ticket and told her husband that she did not win. He suggested that she put it under the car’s visor and he would double check it when they got home. When he looked at the ticket, he noticed that she had missed a spot. Uncovering that missed spot revealed a $100,000 win. “Unbelievable,” said Jones.
Gopher 5, $242,125
August 10, 2017—Hamaden Alshaloudi of New Brighton won $242,125 by playing Gopher 5. His quick-pick ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Aug. 7 to win the jackpot.
New Brighton BP, located at 1201 Silver Lake Road in New Brighton sold the winning ticket.
Lucky Break, $100,000
August 1, 2017—Anthony Bauer of New Ulm won $100,000 by playing the Lucky Break scratch game. Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits, located at 2017 S. Broadway in New Ulm, sold the winning ticket.
Gopher 5, $1,181,147
July 11, 2017—John Piecek of Cambridge won $1,181,147 by playing the Lottery’s Gopher 5 game. His quick-pick ticket matched all five numbers drawn on July 10 to win the jackpot. Piecek claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on July 11.
Cub Foods, located at 100 Opportunity Blvd. N. in Cambridge, sold the winning ticket.