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July 12, 2018 — Brandon Stevenson of St. Paul is Minnesota’s most recent $1 million winner! Stevenson’s quick-pick ticket matched the first five Powerball® numbers drawn on July 11 to win the $1 million prize.
Mike Zipper’s Fun Merchandise, located at 61 Winifred St. W. in St. Paul, sold the winning ticket.
Did I Win?, $100,000
July 2, 2018 — Lorna Kumar of Mankato won $100,000 by playing the Did I Win? scratch game. After uncovering a “Yahoo” symbol to win the top prize, Kumar thought, “‘Does this really mean I won $100,000?’” After double-checking her ticket, she realized, “Yes, I did [win]!”
Hy-Vee C-store, located at 220 Poplar St., in Mankato, sold the winning ticket and will receive a $500 bonus.
The Big $5 Ticket, $100,000
June 19, 2018 – “The whole reason why we play, is to win the big money,” said St. Louis Park resident Ben Hill. And that’s exactly what happened to him on June 18 after winning $100,000 by playing The Big $5 Ticket.
“I still can’t believe it,” Hill said on June 19 as he handed in his winning ticket for payment at Lottery headquarters in Roseville. “it was so unexpected. You never think it’s going to happen.”
Hill purchased his $100,000 winning ticket at Holiday Stationstores, located at 700 W. Lake St., in St. Louis Park.
As Hill received his prize check he said, “This is going to set me up for a very good future.”
Gopher 5, $110,000
June 26, 2018 — Robert Olson of Hopkins won a $110,000 Gopher 5 jackpot in the June 25 drawing. His quick-pick ticket matched all five winning numbers drawn to hit the jackpot. Olson purchased his winning ticket at Freedom Valu Center, located at 4548 Shady Oak Road, in Minnetonka.
June 22, 2018—A resident of Carlton claimed a $1 million Powerball® prize. The quick-pick ticket that Robert Lockman purchased for the May 19 drawing matched the first five numbers drawn to win the prize. He claimed the prize at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on June 22.
Minit Mart Carlton, located at 405 – 3rd St. in Carlton, sold the winning ticket and will receive a $5,000 bonus.
Gopher 5, $411,998
June 21, 2018—Kimmycole Ranson of St. Paul won a Gopher 5 jackpot worth $411,998. Her quick-pick ticket matched the numbers drawn on June 20 to win the jackpot. Ranson claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on June 21.
SuperAmerica, located at 1771 Old Hudson Road in St. Paul, sold the winning ticket.
I'MN to Win, $100,000
June 13, 2018—Before purchasing an I’MN to Win scratch ticket, Coon Rapids resident Lawrence Chmiel thought about how much he’d like to win big. “I thought, ‘Man, it would be nice to win $100,000’ and lo and behold!” he said as he claimed a $100,000 prize that he had uncovered on an I’MN to Win scratch ticket a couple of hours earlier. “My hand was shaking so hard when I signed the back of the ticket,” he added.
Neighbor Stop, located at 10635 Quince St. N.W. in Coon Rapids, sold the winning ticket.
Xtreme Cash, $200,000
June 11, 2018 —Brittny Williams of Minneapolis won $200,000 by playing the Xtreme Cash scratch game.
The Xtreme Cash scratch game has been a lucky game for Williams. “I’ve won $10 here and there,” she said. Her latest win though, takes the cake—after she scratched off a $200,000 top prize. Williams described her winning experience as “amazing!”
SuperAmerica, located at 970 University Ave. W., in St. Paul. sold the winning ticket.
Northstar Cash, $51,995
June 11, 2018 — A routine coffee run resulted in an unexpected perk for a Goodview man. On June 6, Robert Richardson stopped at Kwik Trip (872 W. Broadway) in Winona like he does almost every morning for a cup of coffee before heading to work. On this occasion, he added four Northstar Cash tickets to his order. “When it gets to $50,000 that’s when I start playing,” said Richardson. “It’s high enough to make it worth it.”
The following morning, Richardson’s coffee came with an unexpected perk after discovering his ticket for the June 6 drawing hit the $51,995 jackpot.
“I thought, ‘This can’t be right,’” he recalled. “I better double check my numbers.” Richardson looked online and confirmed his numbers—7-10-13-14-19—were a perfect match. “I thought, ‘Now what?’”
Richardson headed to Lottery headquarters in Roseville on June 11 to claim the prize. “I’m a happy guy,” he added.
June 11, 2018 – “This is life-changing,” Emil Hakomaki said of winning $1 million in the June 9 Powerball drawing.
The Hibbing resident was “touring around Gooseberry Falls” on June 9 when he made a pit stop at Kwik Trip in Carlton and purchased one Powerball ticket.
“My life has always been good, and this will add so much more to it,” Hakomaki said as he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on June 11.
Hakomaki, who works as a field service rep for heavy industrial process equipment, has no plans to retire early, saying, “I love what I do.
I’m going to invest,” he continued. I’ll also set a chunk aside for fun money!” Hakomaki wasn’t exactly sure what that means quite yet but said a new speed boat might be in the works. He also plans to continue playing Powerball. “For 4 bucks a week, I think I can afford it,” he said with a laugh.
Kwik Trip is located at 1711 Highway 210 in Carlton. The business will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the $1 million winning ticket.
Super Bonus Crossword, $300,000
May 29, 2018 – Elaine Spoors of Eagle Lake won $300,000 by playing the Super Bonus Crossword scratch game. Spoors purchased her winning ticket at Eagle Express, located at 401 Parkway Ave. in Eagle Lake, earning the business a $2,000 bonus.
Gopher 5, $405,345
May 21, 2018 – Archie Anderson of North Branch won $405,345 by playing the Gopher 5 game. Anderson’s quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers drawn on May 14 to win the $405,345 jackpot.
Stacy Lent Tesoro, located at 5563 Athens Trail in North Branch, sold the winning ticket and will receive a $4,053 bonus.