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Several recent Lottery winners have connections to Douglas County.

• Darren Barten of Alexandria won $18,888 by playing the Lottery’s Great 8s scratch game. Barten claimed the prize on January 21. The winning ticket was purchased at Holiday, 320 3rd Avenue East in Alexandria.

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• Michelle Klimek of Alexandria, Danae Klimek and Jeffrey Klimek of Oakdale and Jillayne Klimek and Ricky Hart of Parkers Prairie won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Minnesota Millionaire Raffle game. They claimed the prize on January 16. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 3355 Hadley Avenue North in Oakdale.

Since 1990, the Lottery 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. More than $875 million has funded environmental programs.

Visit for information about the Minnesota state lottery, including winning numbers and unclaimed prizes. Players can also get winning numbers 24 hours a day by calling (651) 634-1111.