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Winning lottery ticket in north central Minnesota

Posted: January 16, 2012 - 9:15am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Someone bought a $2.61 million winning lottery ticket in north central Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Lottery reports the Hot Lotto ticket was bought in Itasca County Saturday.

The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/wRrHJ7 ) that the ticket holder has a year to claim the prize.

The winner then has 60 days to choose the 25-year annuity option of more than $104,000 per year before taxes, or the cash option of more than $1.3 million after taxes.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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