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Record-breaking $2,045,590 Minnesota lottery won in Baxter

Win bests nearly 20-year-old previous Gopher 5 Jackpot record

ROSEVILLE - A lottery player in Baxter is Minnesota's newest multi-millionaire.

A ticket worth $2,045,590 was sold at Orton's Baxter Holiday, 5610 Fairview Road, for the Wednesday, June 26, Gopher 5 drawing. The win earns the store a $5,000 bonus.

The winning Gopher 5 numbers drawn on June 26 are 16-29-35-43-46.

The previous Gopher 5 record was $2,032,201 and won on a ticket purchased at Steve's Corner in St. James on Nov. 8, 2005. The prize was claimed by a group of 22 co-workers from the Watonwan County Highway Department/Public Works Department.

The prize must be claimed at Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville. It is recommended that winners call ahead to check hours and to make an appointment.


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