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Alexandria woman scratches off $50,000 Lottery prize

Evelyn Skrove of Alexandria was all smiles after she received a $50,000 prize from a Minnesota Lottery scratch-off game. (Contributed)

Evelyn Skrove of Alexandria likes to play bingo and the occasional scratch-off Lottery games, so the morning of June 18, she sat down with a Minnesota Gold 10X ticket she purchased at Holiday, located at 5310 Highway 29 South in Alexandria.

When Skrove saw one of her numbers matched a winning number on the ticket, she proceeded to uncover the prize, which was $50,000.

"At first, I thought it was just $5, then I saw more!" she said with a grin. "I just sat there and looked and couldn't believe it. I just couldn't believe it."

Skrove claimed the prize on June 24 at the Lottery headquarters in Roseville.

Minnesota Gold 10X is a $10 ticket that offers a top prize of $200,000 and a $50,000 second prize. The odds of winning $50,000 are one in 202,050.

There are currently two of the three $200,000 prizes and four of the six $50,000 prizes remaining to be claimed.

Proceeds from the Lottery have raised more than $2.2 billion for state programs since it began in 1990. The general fund has received more than $1.3 billion to help fund education, public safety, health and human services and other programs. More than $875 million has gone toward environmental programs.

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