Four Minnesota Mega Millions Tickets Worth $250,000Minneapolis, MN (WDAY TV) - No Mega Millions tickets sold in Minnesota won the grand prize, but four are worth 250 thousand dollars each.
By: Colleen Mahoney , WDAY
No Mega Millions tickets sold in Minnesota won the grand prize, but four are worth 250 thousand dollars each.
Those tickets were sold in Crow Wing, Hennepin, Nobles and Ramsey Counties.
Maryann Hawley is back to stocking shelves…her hopes of cashing in with a mega millions win...dashed!
Maryann Hawley – Metro Petro Worker: "It only takes one win and one to lose. But what are you going to do?"
She works at the Metro Petro, where the lottery was a hot topic, even
Maryann Hawley – Metro Petro Worker: "We had a lot of people coming in and checking tickets. Right away this am people checking tickets."
The world record breaking $656-million dollar jackpot brought in customers.
Zach Johnson – Metro Petro Worker: "There was constantly a line of crowds. We had extra people at the lottery machines."
The excitement is now at this Maryland convenience store where one of 3 winning tickets was sold. Someone in Illinois, near St. Louis, used the quick pick to score...and Kansas says it has a winner as well.
Brian Hisle - Minneapolis: "It was worth a chance for $5, for how much it was 600-million, it's worth it."
Joshua Lincoln - Minneapolis: "Paying off student loan debts, maybe owning a house instead of renting."
joshua lincoln's get rich quick plan didn't pan out...but he didn't really expect it to.
Joshua Lincoln - Minneapolis: "I'm one of the people who reads the odds on the back of them. I realized my chances were slim to non."
But that didn't stop him from buying another mega million ticket today…lottery fever paid off for the state. The frenzy generated 5 point 2 million dollars for education, transportation, and the environment.