Minnesota Family Wins $2.9 Million; One Powerball Winning Ticket in Pennsylvania Hits for $173 Million


Three members of a North Mankato, Minnesota, family have stepped forward to claim the $2.99 million Hot Lotto jackpot from the March 14, 2012 drawing.

Thomas H. Browne, his son Lee Browne and his daughter Elaine Pleiss presented the winning ticket at Lottery headquarters.

Thomas said he heard an announcement on the radio that the winning Hot Lotto jackpot ticket for March 14 was sold in Nicollet County. He checked his quick-pick ticket and discovered it matched the winning numbers of 1-6-13-25-27 and the Hot Ball of 15 to win the $2.99 million jackpot.

Don’t ask me how many times I checked it! Thomas said of the winning ticket.


Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania (my home state) there was ONE winning ticket of a $173 million Powerball jackpot on April 25.

It was not me. It was not my pool.

But I am always thrilled when someone wins, whomever wins.  It’s just a great, life altering thing.

Congratulations. I’ll let you all know who won when that person or persons step forward to collect their prize.



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