Hot Lotto Winners Come Forward
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Lottery is introducing the state's newest millionaires.
The winners of an $11.7 million Hot Lotto jackpot will come forward at a news conference at 1 p.m. at lottery headquarters in Roseville.
Reports say the winners are Joe and Rhonda Meath, of Bethel. Rhonda Meath says they are just ordinary people. Joe is retired and she waits tabled at the Lake Elmo Inn. The couple arrived at lottery offices Monday morning with three of their four children, other family members and friends.
It's the 11th Hot Lotto jackpot won in Minnesota and the largest. The game is played in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Federal and state taxes totaling more than 32 percent of the jackpot will be withheld.