Minnesota couple to claim $180M Powerball lottery jackpot
Couple could present winning lottery ticket at Lottery HQ today
A middle-aged couple from Waseca County in southern Minnesota is expected to come forward today and claim the largest Powerball prize ever won in the state.
The winners' accountant, Dale Deraad, said his clients are making preparations to appear at state lottery headquarters in Roseville this afternoon to certify the winning ticket worth $180.1 million.
They are just excited, Deraad said. They are just wonderful people.
May 6, 2008, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Minn. Lottery office hears from $180M Powerball winner
Officials at the Minnesota State Lottery headquarters said today they have heard from someone who claims to be holding the winning Powerball ticket from Saturday's drawing that's worth $180.1 million.
But nothing is official until that person comes forward and presents the ticket for certification at the lottery's Roseville office, a lottery spokeswoman said.
That's not likely to happen today, but it could happen this week. We are eager to find out, she said.
Lottery officials confirm ...
May 5, 2008, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket worth $200,000 expired
Another winning ticket due to expire Sunday
The holder of a winning Powerball ticket sold in Dakota County, Minnesota, last year has missed the opportunity to cash in. The winner had until 5 p.m. Thursday to claim the $200,000 prize they won by matching the five white balls drawn on Jan. 17, 2007.
The scenario could play out again on if another winning ticket holder does not show up at state lottery headquarters by 5 p.m. Tuesday. A lottery official said an outstanding ticket worth $50,000 ...
Jan 18, 2008, 8:38 pm - Lottery News forum
AMAZING: Minnesota man wins back-to-back lottery jackpots
A Northstar Cash ticket that Raymond Snouffer Jr. purchased for the Feb. 10 drawing matched all five winning numbers drawn (11-14-23-26-31) to win the $25,000 jackpot.
The next day he did it again. A ticket that he purchased for the Feb. 11 Northstar Cash drawing matched all five winning numbers drawn (3-7-11-19-28) to win another $25,000 jackpot!
This unbelievable feat has never been done in Minnesota on any jackpot game, and the odds of it happening are virtually incalculable. But what i ...
Feb 15, 2007, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
Time running out for $1.4 million lottery ticket
There may be millionaires among us, but their luck has an expiration date.
A Minnesota Lottery Gopher 5 ticket worth $1,489,175 is out there somewhere, and the holder has only a few days left to claim the prize.
Handing out checks is my favorite part of the job, said Clint Harris, executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery. I'd like to do that one more time before the 17th.
That's when the ticket with the winning numbers 4-12-13-24-35 will expire, one year after it was drawn ...
Jan 10, 2007, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery Millionaire Raffle Results
The Minnesota Lottery selected the winning numbers Monday for its special Millionaire Raffle drawing.
Minnesota Millionaire Raffle is the first Raffle game from the Minnesota State Lottery.
Players purchased tickets for $10 each. Tickets went on sale November 1st and sold out before the December 31st deadline.
The full set of winning numbers for Minnesota's Millionaire Raffle are posted at:
Lottery officials said that Minnes ...
Jan 2, 2007, 12:09 am - Lottery News forum
Most state lottery raffle games sold out
Around the United States, Christmastime raffle games have become the hottest ticket of the year, with most of the game tickets selling out well before the drawing date.
The raffle games are loosely modeled after the largest lottery game in the world, Spain's El Gordo, which gives back an unusually large 70% of all proceeds in the form of prizes, and makes many instant millionaires.
Unlike traditional lotto-style games, a fixed number of tickets are sold for raffle games, and the prizes are ...
Dec 30, 2006, 12:18 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota lottery player claims Powerball jackpot
Michael Hawes and his fiancee were so tickled their baby boy survived a premature birth that they named him Lucky. On Tuesday, the kid had his own reason to be happy: His old man just won $47 million.
Hawes, 46, said he had no idea he held the winning ticket in the Nov. 1 drawing until Monday afternoon, when he stopped at a Cub Foods supermarket in Bloomington to buy some pop. While he was there, he decided to get some tickets in his wallet scanned.
I brought it to New York and wandered ...
Dec 7, 2006, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Minn. Lottery chief named head of North American association
Executive Director Clint Harris of the Minnesota State Lottery has been elected president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
The 52-member organization is made up of government-sponsored lotteries from the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Harris was selected this month at the NASPL's annual meeting in Chicago. His term runs through October 2007.
Among his goals, Harris cited moving forward with the development of initiatives to standardi ...
Oct 24, 2006, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery renews contract with GTECH
GTECH Holdings Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, signed a two-year contract extension with the Minnesota State Lottery to commence on February 9, 2011.
The contract extension retains all of GTECH's service offerings and the fixed rate under the current contract. GTECH expects to generate revenues of approximately $20 million to $22 million over the two-year extension term.
This contract extension is evidence of the Minnesota State Lottery's c ...
Jun 29, 2006, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum