$228.9M Powerball sold in Dakota County

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET and PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: August 11, 2011 - 11:00 PM

The prize has yet to be claimed for a winning Powerball ticket worth $228.9 million bought in Dakota County.

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hopwongAug. 11, 11 8:18 AM

I bet it was sold in a town that is not on the map. I guess my philosophy buying in Belle Plaine while visiting Mystic Lake failed!!! Maybe I should drive t oNorth Dakota border next time!!

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rssucks2000Aug. 11, 11 8:22 AM

The current headline "Minn. Powerball ticket is sold for $228.9 million" is humorous. Actually the ticket was sold for $1, unless there was a secondary market...

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paulpalin12Aug. 11, 11 8:26 AM

"In this case, the cash option is worth about $124 million -- before taxes." ---------------------- Why do we punish success? .... Oh, you mean the person was in the right place at the right time and was lucky? That is very similar to the wealthy/corporate elite.

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MaryJJAug. 11, 11 8:35 AM

Awesome!! Congrats to that lucky soul.

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mrinsideAug. 11, 11 8:36 AM

The only consistent winner, they win everytime, the governement. This is the numbers game which the mob made millions from. And now its the Lottery. Its on TV, in print, on on the net. Wonderful.

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bmcgrath2Aug. 11, 11 8:37 AM

As usual, I am sure this person will choose for the cash option and forfeit over $100 million dollars(before taxes.) I have no idea why people just give away so much money for the cash option. Do they not think they will live to be around for another 20 years of annual payments? And what are the odds this winner goes flat broke in 10 years?

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dreski83Aug. 11, 11 8:43 AM

It wasn't my ticket... at least a fellow Minnesotan will enjoy the glory.

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bottomlineAug. 11, 11 8:46 AM

"A Powerball ticket purchased somewhere in Minnesota has hit the $228.9 million jackpot, making it the largest lottery payout in state history".

This article sounds more like free advertising for the Lottery ...designed to excite us to buy more tickets.

Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot ...the Lottery is run by the government. And the business of government "always" deserves free-advertising.

Can you imagine the public uproar if a private gambling business like a casino had articles like this written about it??

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mspshadowAug. 11, 11 8:47 AM

paulpalin12: "Why do we punish success?" LOL...well, success is subject to semantics. How much "success" did it take to plop down a dollar at the local convenience store and ask for a ticket? It's much different than earning the money building a successful business.

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echodeltaAug. 11, 11 8:47 AM

Yeah! I won! I would call in rich today but I want to do my happy dance a few peoples desks and get escorted out by security.

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