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St. Cloud Man Claims $1 Million Lottery Prize

Daniel Goke
Minnesota State Lottery

ROSEVILLE — A St. Cloud man who spent $100 a week for the last 12 years playing the Minnesota Lottery has finally
won.

Daniel Goke’s ticket was one of two tickets drawn on New Year’s Day for the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle.

He’ll take home more than $677,500 after state and federal taxes.

The 54-year-old estimates he’s spent more than $62,400 playing the lottery.

He plans to pay off his house and truck, buy a boat and make a few investments.

Goke, who’s been an assistant manager at Wal-Mart for 12 years, says he’s cashed a winning ticket three other times. He’s won $100 and $250 twice.

He says he plays the lottery because it gives him a chance to win.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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