Two Minnesotans woke up New Year’s Day a million dollars richer after playing the state’s holiday raffle game. Lottery Director Adam Prock:

“We know that one of our millionaire dollar winners bought their ticket in Bloomington and another purchased theirs in St. Cloud. We always like to recommend that they get their ducks in a row and talk to their folks before they come in but we’re certainly excited to meet our new millionaires.”

Since 2006, the Raffle game alone has raised nearly $35 million for Minnesota. Lottery dollars help make important environmental projects possible throughout the state. Minnesota’s General Fund, which funds programs including education, public safety, and health and human services, also receives a portion of Lottery proceeds.