Minnesota lottery ticket given by daughter to dad as Christmas gift hits for $1M

Minnesota lottery ticket given by daughter to dad as Christmas gift hits for $1M

Don DeSaer were given a lottery ticket for Christmas from his daughter — a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket. It grew to become out to be true to its title.

The ticket proved to be value $1 million, and now the circle of relatives of six is divvying up the winnings similarly.

DeSaer, of Courtland in southern Minnesota, were given the ticket from his daughter Amber DeSaer, who additionally purchased one for herself at Casey’s General Store in New Ulm, lottery officers introduced Monday.

Amber stated it did not take lengthy for her to understand her dad’s just right fortune.

“His ticket was only two numbers away from mine, and when I saw that one of the $1 million winning tickets was purchased at Casey’s, I knew he had it!” she stated.

His fortunate numbers have been drawn on New Year’s Day, making him one in every of two $1 million winners.

“I wasn’t going to keep it myself,” Don stated, “but she refused to take it back.”

So Dad determined to cut up the prize similarly amongst his spouse and 4 grownup daughters, which means every comes away with $166,666 ahead of taxes.

The circle of relatives stored the inside track a secret till Amber’s wedding ceremony in mid-January. They confirmed up in combination Friday at lottery headquarters in Roseville to declare their cash.

For the document, the ticket-splitters are: folks Don and Phyllis DeSaer; Bridget Wurtzberger of New Ulm; Amber DeSaer of New Ulm; Cassie Navara of Inver Grove Heights and Nikki DeSaer of New Ulm.

For promoting the ticket, the Casey’s at 314 20th St. S. receives a $five,000 bonus.

The different successful raffle ticket, additionally given as a Christmas gift, made a pretax winner out of Sandra Proulx of Hugo. Proulx claimed her winnings quickly after the drawing. Her ticket used to be bought on the Forest Lake Moto Mart at 1898 S. Lake St.

Raffle tickets went on sale Oct. 24 and bought out on Dec. 12, the earliest sellout date because the sport started in 2006.

The successful numbers for the raffle are printed on Lottery Post’s Minnesota Lottery Results web page.

Lottery officers credited the sport’s recognition to the truth that there are assured winners and the most efficient odds some of the Minnesota Lottery’s video games for successful a minimum of $1 million. There have been four,175 successful raffle numbers drawn.

Each ticket prices $10. Numbers are then drawn to decide who wins money or different prizes, such as new automobiles, holiday programs, unfastened groceries and different payouts.

To win, the overall six-digit quantity at the ticket should fit some of the six-digit successful numbers drawn.

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Updated: January 23, 2018 — 6:18 pm

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