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Willmar man wins $250K Lottery prize

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WILLMAR — Wayne Nelson of Willmar won $250,000 by playing the Minnesota State Lottery Silver & Gold scratch game.

According to a news release from the Minnesota State Lottery, Nelson bought the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1021 19th Ave. S.W. in Willmar.

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Nelson claimed the prize Monday at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville.

Silver & Gold is a $10 scratch game that offers a $250,000 top prize. Overall odds of winning a prize by playing Silver & Gold are 1 in 3.39. There are currently two of three $250,000 prizes remaining.

According to the news release. the Minnesota State Lottery since 1990 has raised more than $2.2 billion for state programs. The general fund has received more than $1.3 billion to help fund functions such as education, public safety, and health and human services. Environmental programs have received more than $875 million.

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