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Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown
By Todd Northrop The budget impasse in the Minnesota state capital is having a widespread effect across the state including at the state lottery. Many state services, including the Minnesota state lottery, ceased operations Friday. The Lottery closed all its offices 5 p.m. Thursday, and no lottery tickets were available for sale after 11:59 p.m. During the shutdown, lottery tickets cannot be validated or paid out. Players currently holding winning tickets should sign them immediately ...
Jul 2, 2011, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Once a victim, retiree allegedly joined scammers to bilk others
Authorities allege that Thomas Murphy, 68, became a mule for an overseas ring that took in $800,000 They preyed on the elderly often by trolling obituaries for new widows or widowers and enticed them into believing they'd won a lottery but needed to pay the tax on their winnings to claim them. Thomas Murphy, 68, a retired principal, teacher and coach from Henderson, Minn., started as a victim. Then, police say, he joined the scam in a failed attempt to try to recoup his losses. Authorit ...
Oct 20, 2010, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Lottery draws winning numbers in raffle
The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Friday for its special New Year's Day Millionaire Raffle drawing. The full set of winning numbers are available on Lottery Post's Minnesota Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/mn). Millionaire Raffle is the fourth annual holiday raffle game from the Minnesota State Lottery. Players purchased tickets for $10 each. Tickets went on sale Nov. 3 and were completely sold out by Dec. 23. The raffle has sold out in each of its fou ...
Jan 2, 2010, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

Reflecting bad times, some lotteries hit losing streak
State lotteries are down on their luck as players cut back on games of chance. From California, where sales for the past year are down 5%, to Florida, where sales slipped 7%, fewer people are gambling on scratch-off tickets and numbers games. The economy probably has affected lottery sales the way it's affected all discretionary spending, says David Gale of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. About half of Americans buy lottery tickets, according to a 2008 ...
Apr 14, 2009, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum

Sting nabs Minnesota lottery clerks stealing winning tickets
Investigations will expand after lottery ticket agents attempt to redeem undercover agents' winning tickets Five Twin Cities convenience store employees and three accomplices are facing lottery fraud charges after they were caught by undercover investigators allegedly trying to cash in winning lottery tickets for themselves. The fraud was discovered after the Minnesota State Lottery's security office and the state's Alcohol Gambling Enforcement Division set up a sting operation to test whe ...
Mar 30, 2009, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery millionaire's life hasn't changed much
Julie Nolan urges on the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier toward her Kellogg, Minn., home, the speedometer needle struggling to hit 60 miles per hour. The aging car's odometer registers another mile with a click n 220,646 and counting n as she heads home from a shift at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She bought the car with only seven miles on it. The vehicle still has a certain sentimental value, even though rust has eaten through sections of the passenger side floorboard. Besides, if somebody h ...
Feb 10, 2009, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Lottery draws winning numbers in raffle
The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Thursday for its special Millionaire Raffle drawing. The full set of winning numbers are available on Lottery Post's Minnesota Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/mn). Millionaire Raffle is the third annual holiday raffle game from the Minnesota State Lottery. Players purchased tickets for $10 each. Tickets went on sale Oct. 19 and were completely sold out by Dec. 28. The raffle has sold out in each of its three years. ...
Jan 1, 2009, 11:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Minn. Lottery to add Gopher 5 drawing
Schedule will change days of week starting next Monday The Minnesota State Lottery announced they will begin holding a third weekly drawing for their Gopher 5 game. Starting Oct. 6, drawings will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previously, drawings have been held on Tuesdays and Fridays, which is as it's been since the game was inaugurated in 1991. Last week, local media sources reported that the Minnesota State Lottery announced an increase in ticket sales compared to la ...
Sep 30, 2008, 12:08 am - Lottery News forum

$180 Million Lottery Winners: 'We Want A Regular Life'
If you can't win it big in the lottery, you hope the ones who do seem worthy of the prize. Which is why few can be disappointed that a Minnesota couple has come forward to claim one of the biggest jackpots in North American history a whopping $180 million. Paul and Sue Rosenau were the sole winners of the Powerball lottery in last Saturday's big draw. The couple, from the small town of Waseca, will take a one time lump sum payment worth $59.6 million after taxes. Both are 54 and both st ...
May 9, 2008, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Minnesota couple claims $180 million Powerball jackpot
Paul and Sue Rosenau are Minnesota's newest millionaires. The Waseca couple appeared this afternoon at a news conference at Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville, introduced as the lucky winners of Saturday's $180.1 million Powerball drawing. The Rosenaus said they'll take the lump-sum payment of $88 million, or $59.6 million after taxes. The Rosenaus, both 54, hit the largest Powerball jackpot in state history. The Rosenaus have three adult children, and just last week had their sec ...
May 6, 2008, 5:40 pm - Lottery News forum