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Published January 05, 2011, 05:25 AM

St. Cloud man wins $1 million

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A St. Cloud man who spent $100 a week for the last 12 years playing the Minnesota Lottery has finally won.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A St. Cloud man who spent $100 a week

for the last 12 years playing the Minnesota Lottery has finally

won.

Daniel Goke's ticket was one of two tickets drawn on New Year's

Day for the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle.

He'll take home more than $677,500 after state and federal

taxes.

The 54-year-old estimates he's spent more than $62,400 playing

the lottery. He plans to pay off his house and truck, buy a boat

and make a few investments.

Goke, who's been an assistant manager at Wal-Mart for 12 years,

tells the St. Cloud Times that he's cashed a winning ticket three

other times. He's won $100 and $250 twice.

He says he plays the lottery because it gives him a chance to

win.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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