Orton's named one of best sellers for big winning lottery tickets by Minnesota State LotteryMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Are you feeling lucky? There's a $400,000,000 mega-million jackpot on the line tonight.
By: Brian Abel, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Are you feeling lucky? There's a $400,000,000 mega-million jackpot on the line tonight.
And, one local convenience store seems to be Minnesota's pot of gold.
Wow. 400 million. Can you believe it! Well if you're thinking of buying that winning ticket, this might be the place to do it at."
Danell Anderson/Orton’s Manager: "oh I’m pretty sure we'll be sold out by the end of the day"
The Minnesota State Lottery says the Orton's Food Mart on 30th Ave in Moorhead is the 2nd best seller of big winning lottery tickets in the state, selling nearly 20 - 600 dollar or more winners since Summer of 2010.
Anderson: "it’s been amazing. Since the lottery announced it our business has really picked up."
And that business continues to produce winner after winner.
Anderson: "we're pretty much weekly, we sell a pretty good sized one. We sold a thousand dollar winner on Thurs, no Wednesday".
The biggest payout - $1,426,560 back in May.
The winning streak might be in part due to the high volume of sales.
Anderson says this Orton's sells more than the other 14 locations combined on a daily basis.
With nearly $7,000,000 in pay outs since the beginning of November, it's no wonder folks feel a little more lucky buying from here...
The most recent big winning ticket sold at the 30th Avenue Orton's was Tuesday, for $30,000
If someone wins the $400,000,000 dollar jackpot tonight, they'll have the option for a $219,000,000 lump sum payment.