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Whoa-- check your tickets, because a lottery ticket worth over $500,000 was sold here in Rochester!

Two Rochester residents are set to have a very Merry Christmas! That's because they're the owners of TWO lottery tickets worth six figures. It was just last week that the Minnesota Lottery said a winning ticket the 500X Scratch Game was sold at the Kwik Trip store on Marion Road in Rochester. It was turned in for a whopping $100,000 prize on December 9th!

And now, the Minnesota Lottery says an even BIGGER winning ticket was also just sold in Minnesota's Med City:

A winning $526,250 Print-N-Play ticket was purchased from Apollo II in Rochester. That's the biggest Progressive Print-N-Play winner ever!

A post on the Minnesota Lottery Twitter page said the winning ticket was a $5 Crossword. Let's see, you spend $5 dollars and walk away with $526,245 dollars in profit?!? That's amazing!

I wasn't sure exactly where the Apollo II was, so I did a little checking and it's apparently the Apollo Superette convenience store, located at the corner of 4th Street Southeast and 11th Avenue Southeast in Rochester, as the Lottery's tweet confirmed.

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The Minnesota Lottery website didn't have information on just WHO the lucky winner was, though that may be due to a change in state law that took effect on September 1st of this year. The names and cities of lottery prize winners above $10,000 are automatically considered private data unless a winner chooses to make their winnings public.

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