LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) – On January 10 Roy Enge of Dakota stepped forward to claim the $932,716 Gopher 5 jackpot that he won in the December 19, 2018 drawing.
Enge said he discovered his win shortly after the drawing but wanted to wait until the new year to collect his prize. When asked if thought he’d ever win, he replied “It’s one of those things-you can’t win unless you play but it’s still a shock.”
Enge purchased his winning ticket at Southside Corner Convenience, located at 301 Kistler Drive in La Crescent. The business earned a $5,000 bonus for the selling the winning ticket.
More than $2.9 billion in lottery proceeds has helped Minnesota. More than $1.2 billion has helped preserve, restore and protect Minnesota’s environment in each of the 87 counties and $1.7 billion has helped fund state programs including education, public safety and health & human services. Lottery players have won more than $7.3 billion.