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Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize

Jan 17, 2017, 11:57 am

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Another ticket, however, goes poof

With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize. Another person in the same situation, however, is out of luck.

Debra Newman of Austin had the good fortune to arrive Thursday to cash in the Powerball ticket, which she bought on Jan. 13, 2016. Its value would have plummeted to $0 if she had arrived after 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th.

Of the 12 $50,000 winning tickets sold in Minnesota for that drawing in the multi-state game, one did expire. It was bought in Jackson at the SuperAmerica at 514 3rd St. The unclaimed money goes into the state's general fund.

Newman said that she doesn't play the lottery often and bought the ticket only at the urging of co-workers when the jackpot had reached $1.5 billion a year ago.

Newman said she hadn't claimed the prize earlier because "it was a rough year, and I thought for sure [the deadline to claim] was February. I heard on the news that a ticket purchased in Austin was going to expire and I thought, 'Wait a minute, that's me.' "

The Kwik Trip at 1201 W. Oakland Av. in Austin sold Newman the winning ticket, which matched four of the five numbers drawn plus the Powerball.

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Star Tribune, Lottery Post Staff

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music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
Fresno, California
United States
Member #157849
August 2, 2014
3959 Posts

Debra Newman is one lucky player. She listened to the news report. Congratulations!LOL

 "We are all in this together!" 

    Raven62's avatar - binary
    New Jersey
    United States
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    June 28, 2005
    148627 Posts

    Check your Tickets folks: If you Don't: You may Lose Out!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

    Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
      United States
      Member #82389
      November 12, 2009
      6371 Posts

      If you buy a ticket check it....

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        United States
        Member #20228
        August 14, 2005
        61 Posts

        "It was a rough year", doesn't seem to be a reason to leave 50k unclaimed. Wouldn't the money help?

          United States
          Member #59352
          March 13, 2008
          5626 Posts

          Sounds fishy to me, rough year....  I guess the money would not of made it any smoother. 



            sully16's avatar - sharan
            United States
            Member #81738
            October 28, 2009
            92806 Posts

            Congrats Debra, enjoy.

            Hello Friends. See Ya!

              Member #164595
              March 8, 2015
              803 Posts

              "It was a rough year", doesn't seem to be a reason to leave 50k unclaimed. Wouldn't the money help?

              Maybe they wanted to start 2017 on a high note.

              I wouldn't have waited, personally.

              Could this also be for tax reasons?

                ressuccess's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg

                United States
                Member #93160
                June 23, 2010
                3141 Posts

                That was a close call.

                I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                  United States
                  Member #179435
                  January 19, 2017
                  1 Posts

                  I agree it sounds fishy, Tipton did the same thing. Who holds on to a ticket that long?

                    cbr$'s avatar - maren
                    United States
                    Member #104478
                    January 15, 2011
                    11420 Posts
                    Congratulation to Debra Newman on her power ball win. Enjoy!