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Minnesota Powerball winner may appear today
It's likely that someone in Minnesota is already a multimillionaire. Check your tickets, folks, it could be you.A single jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth up to $98.7 million was sold in Minnesota; it was the second time in the past two months a big winner was sold there.The winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 4-10-11-18-43 and the Powerball was 41. Only one ticket matched all six numbers.The jackpot is worth $98.7 million if the winner takes the annuity option, which would pay out $3 ...
Aug 16, 2004, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery lunch ladies still humble a year after jackpot win
It's been a year since the Holdingford, Minnesota lunch ladies struck the jackpot, literally, and they remain celebrities among school food service workers. But they're also still humble.Four of the 16 Holdingford schools employees who won half of a $190 million Powerball prize spoke Tuesday about being instant millionaires at the Minnesota School Food Service Association conference here.While they told of the new vehicles and other items they bought, the women still seemed humbled by the exper ...
Aug 5, 2004, 6:52 am - Lottery News forum

Woman wins $1 million on Powerball lottery TV Show
Betty Davey feels like a million bucks, before taxes anyway.The Duluth, Minnesota woman won the $1,005,027 grand prize Sunday night on the Powerball Instant Millionaire TV game show.Although the show was taped at the end of June, Sunday marked a night of celebration as the 44-year-old certified nurse's assistant gathered with friends and family to watch the debut. I still feel nauseous, said Davey, who spent Monday afternoon playing by the pool with her grandchildren at Black Bear Casino and ...
Jul 20, 2004, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Lottery posts record $100 million profit
Seven months after a critical audit report and the suicide of its director plunged it into turmoil, the Minnesota State Lottery posted a record contribution to the state for the fiscal year 2004 -- $100 million. This is really good news, said Gov. Tim Pawlenty at a news conference at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul on Monday. The Minnesota Lottery has been through some difficult months. The appointment of acting director Mike Vekich after George Andersen's death resulted in bold, dra ...
Jul 20, 2004, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota ticket wins $21.1 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Powerball paid off big for one lucky ticket Wednesday night. The winning ticket worth $21.1 million was purchased in Minnesota.The winner will now have to decide between the 29-year, 30-payment annuity and the cash option worth $11.1 million. The winner will have 60 days after their ticket is validated to make that decision.In addition to the jackpot winner, 310,533 other Powerball players across the nation won a total of almost $3.1 million in cash prizes.The numbers drawn were: 18, 25, 30, 3 ...
Jul 8, 2004, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota top pull-tab state
Imagine that every fruitless pull of a casino's slot machine produced a colorful bit of trash and you get an idea of how the garbage bins at American Legion Post 1776 overflow on a good night.Last year $6.4 million worth of pull-tabs were sold from this tidy metal-clad hall -- tops in a state that is tops in the nation -- allowing Post 1776 to pass a profit of $246,000 on to hundreds of schools, sports programs and charities.Though they're sold without the glamor of Las Vegas or the marketing bu ...
Jul 5, 2004, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota lottery cuts millions from budget
Told to cut the fat, the Minnesota State Lottery has trimmed staff, closed offices and reworked or severed business deals to save millions of dollars a year.While the money represents a small share of lottery expenses, the savings will be welcomed by a state struggling to find ways big and small to avoid future budget deficits. The cuts and robust ticket sales mean that the lottery will send more money than ever to the state this year.The changes occur as state gambling agents appear to be in th ...
Jun 14, 2004, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Lottery to close offices
The Minnesota State Lottery will cut 15 jobs and close its offices in Brainerd and Eagan in a move intended to save $1 million beginning in July.Interim lottery director Mike Vekich said Wednesday's moves will make the lottery more efficient and effective. The restructuring was a response to a legislative auditor's report released in February, he said.The job cuts affect three Brainerd employees and two in Eagan. Nine workers in Roseville also received layoff notices. Accountants, secretaries, ...
May 13, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Four of 16 Lottery-Winning Lunch Ladies Have Left Kitchen
Four of the 16 Holdingford, Minnesota school employees who won half of a $190 million Powerball jackpot in October have left the school.Susan Breth says she'll leave her job as part-time cook at the end of the school year. She joins Barbara Nelson, Donna Lange and Alice Kobylinski in retirement.Kobylinski was a custodian for the district. The rest were cooks.The group won the lottery after years of chipping in a quarter each to play every payday. Despite their millionaire status, most of the wom ...
May 6, 2004, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Senate wants lottery examined
After soundly rejecting a call to abolish the state lottery, Minnesota senators voted unanimously Monday night to study ways to change its management and business practices.The bill comes on the heels of a legislative audit that was critical of promotions and vending contracts by the lottery. During that review, the lottery's director, George Andersen, committed suicide.The bill sets up a task force that will report to the 2005 Legislature on whether the lottery should be run by a state agency, ...
Apr 13, 2004, 5:12 am - Lottery News forum