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Wisconsin Couple Wins Hot Lotto Jackpot

Oct 1, 2004, 8:41 am

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A Wisconsin couple on Thursday claimed the record $10.8 million Hot Lotto jackpot.

Mary and Bob Mikkelson of Holmen, Wis., said they aren't sure what they'll do with their winnings from the Sept. 15 drawing. They chose to accept the cash option of $6.4 million.

On the day of the drawing, the Mikkelsons crossed the border and bought lottery tickets at Saver Stop on Twilite Street in LaCrescent, Minn. Bob Mikkelson was an avid lottery player, but before entering the store, Mary Mikkelson decided to get in the game.

"She gave me $4 and said 'Buy two Powerball and two Hot Lotto,"' Bob Mikkelson said.

That evening the couple checked their tickets. Bob Mikkelson's tickets were nonwinners. But his wife's showed something different.

"I said, 'Hey, you've got the first five numbers right,' So I had to check the Hot Ball. I thought, 'This can't be.' So, I went to the computer to see if it was right," he said.

The winning numbers were 2-3-15-26-36 and the Hot Ball of 18.

This is the fourth Hot Lotto jackpot won in Minnesota, the Minnesota State Lottery said.

Hot Lotto offers better odds than Powerball, but lower jackpots. The prize starts out at $1 million, then grows by a minimum of $50,000 per drawing until someone wins the jackpot.

The record jackpot won by the Mikkelsons had been growing since Dec. 24, 2003.

In addition to Minnesota, Hot Lotto tickets are sold in Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, the District of Columbia and West Virginia.


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fja's avatar - gnome1

United States
Member #91
January 19, 2002
15178 Posts
Posted: October 1, 2004, 9:43 am - IP Logged

I'm sure there happy...but dont you just hate that...here the guy has been playing numbers for years....and his wife on a whim throws 2 bucks into the game and wins....

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields 

    United States
    Member #3676
    February 10, 2004
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    Posted: October 1, 2004, 10:54 am - IP Logged

    Its all sh$t luck.  Games that pay out 50% cannot be beaten unless your lucky.

      United States
      Member #379
      June 5, 2002
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      Posted: October 1, 2004, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

      Bet they wish Wisconsin had Hot Lotto.

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        Yinzer Country, PA
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        Member #4067
        March 18, 2004
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        Posted: October 2, 2004, 2:41 am - IP Logged

        i think hot lotto should be required as well as powerball for all MUSL members. also, why is CA still in the MUSL when they do not participate in any of their games (one of the requirements to be a member.).

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

          United States
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          September 30, 2004
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          Posted: October 2, 2004, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

          A must read...

          Predictions for Lotto south, georgia and other states with lotto south

          I am originaly from Wisconsin yet I am in Washington state at the moment

          5-14-29-40-41-45 for the next drawing

          or numbers real close to these

          I just had to post this here. I am new & in another state , yet was visiting the georgia site. The previous lotto south numbers look so familiar, almost the same as the numbers that were previous in a washington lotto on january 9th lotto before i picked


          and they came up


          so i think someone should try these numbers or something close to them

          so maybe it could happen again.

          good luck

            United States
            Member #379
            June 5, 2002
            11296 Posts
            Posted: October 7, 2004, 4:36 pm - IP Logged


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