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Alexandria resident wins $100,000 in lottery

Nancy Engel of Alexandria won $100,000 playing a scratch-off game in the Minnesota Lottery on August 1. Contributed photo.

When Nancy Engel of Alexandria discovered that she won the $100,000 top prize on a Money Roll scratch game ticket on Friday, August 1, she had just started her shift at work.

“It’s hard to focus on your job when you know you have a big winner!” Engel said while claiming her prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on August 4.

Engel purchased her winning ticket, a $5 Money Roll scratch ticket, at Mills Gas Mart in Alexandria.

The odds of winning in this particular game is 1 in 488,625. 


Since 1990, the Minnesota State Lottery has raised more than $2.4 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 $950 million has funded important environmental programs.