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Minnesota Lottery to give away 100 free scratch tickets at Big Ole on Monday, May 15

The ticket's largest payout could be up to $100,000.

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The ticket was designed by Minnesota artist, Brent Shoonover.
Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press

ALEXANDRIA โ€” The Minnesota Lottery will be giving away free scratch-off tickets at Big ole park on Monday, May 15, from noon to 1 p.m. to the first 100 people โ€” ages 18 and older โ€” to celebrate its newest $5 scratch game, "Road Trip!"

Designed by Minnesota artist Brent Schoonover, the ticket offers cash prizes up to $100,000 and features popular Minnesota landmarks from the Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis to the largest ball of twine in Darwin and even, Big Ole himself.
The Alexandria event is one of 35 to take place across the state. Like Big Ole Central Park, some of the events will also be held at popular roadside attractions and road trip destinations:

  • Big Ole in Alexandria
    Monday, May 15
  • Hermann the German in New Ulm
    Tuesday, May 16
  • Target Field in Minneapolis
    Wednesday, May 17
  • MN State Fairgrounds in St. Paul
    Thursday, May 18
  • Ball of Twine in Darwin
    Friday, May 19

Thirty additional events will be held at Minnesota Lottery retailers.

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A map provided by Minnesota Lottery shows the locations of the other ticket giveaway events.
Contributed image / Minnesota Lottery

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