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N.D. couple cashes state's first lottery jackpot ticket

North Dakota LotteryNorth Dakota Lottery: N.D. couple cashes state's first lottery jackpot ticket

A Walsh County couple cashed North Dakota's first lottery jackpot ticket, a $420,094 prize in the Wild Card 2 game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.

The couple was not identified, since North Dakota law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

They bought the winning ticket last week at a gas station in Michigan, in neighboring Nelson County, in northeastern North Dakota. Michigan is about 35 miles east of Devils Lake.

Stenehjem said he presented the couple with their winner's check Tuesday.  After federal and state taxes were withheld, the prize totaled $291,798.

"They were nervous and overjoyed at the same time," he said.

Wild Card 2, which is played in North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Montana, is one of three lottery games offered in the state. The others are Powerball and Hot Lotto.

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6 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.
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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: July 20, 2005, 10:54 am - IP Logged

Hopefully everyone caught the sentence:

The couple was not identified, since North Dakota law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

 

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    Posted: July 20, 2005, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

    Wonder if ND could afford a $100+ million poweball jackpot ticket?

    How are you going to win if you don't play?

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      Posted: July 22, 2005, 8:19 am - IP Logged

      Hopefully everyone caught the sentence:

      The couple was not identified, since North Dakota law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

      Sounds like what we all want - no identification.

      (Where is North Dakota - heheh)

      Cheers

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        Posted: July 28, 2005, 4:28 am - IP Logged

        Wonder if ND could afford a $100+ million poweball jackpot ticket?

        i wonder,lol


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          Posted: July 28, 2005, 9:39 am - IP Logged

          Nobody should be allowed to use the Unlucky for Life logo as an avatar.

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            Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:11 am - IP Logged

            i wonder if south dakota has the same law?