Dean Alexander

December 2, 2009


Blaine Resident Wins $1.15 million Hot Lotto® Jackpot

Roseville – Dean Alexander of Blaine won the $1.15 million Hot Lotto jackpot on Dec. 2, 2009.

On his way to Cub Foods on Dec. 2, he remembered that he hadn’t purchased his two tickets for that night’s Hot Lotto drawing — one with the numbers he always plays and one quick pick. He bought the tickets and didn’t think about them again for two days.

Alexander checked his tickets on Friday morning (Dec. 4). He logged on to the Lottery’s Web site “and started matching the numbers one for one.” Not believing what he saw, “I shut the Web site down and walked away. I opened it up again and checked my numbers again one for one,” Alexander recalled. “I was in disbelief.” The quick-pick ticket matched the winning numbers of 3-15-18-21-34 and the Hot Ball of 15 to win the $1.15 million jackpot.

Alexander selected the cash option payment of $741,457 before tax withholding. He is Minnesota’s eighth Hot Lotto jackpot winner.

Cub Foods at 4205 Pheasant Ridge Drive in Blaine will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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