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State's first Mega Million jackpot winner claims prize but keeps identity a secret

The married couple have been playing the lottery since their first date more than 30 years ago

 

April 28, 2022

Tim Harlow

A sign outside Minnesota Lottery headquarters celebrates the state's first Mega Millions jackpot winner.

A married couple who've been playing the lottery since their first date more than 30 years ago officially became the first to buy a jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket in Minnesota.

The lucky couple quietly redeemed their ticket Tuesday afternoon at state lottery headquarters in Roseville and opted for the $66.9 million cash option before taxes. The prize winners declined to reveal their identity, which is allowed under a new state law that lets winners of prizes of $10,000 or more keep their names a secret.

Lottery officials could not say if the couple were from Minnesota, citing a winner's state of residency is not public data. But the ticket for the April 12 $110 million drawing was sold at a Holiday gas station off St. Francis and Nowthen boulevards in Ramsey.

https://www.startribune.com/states-first-mega-million-jackpot-winner-claims-prize-but-keeps-identity-a-secret/600168502/

 

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