A Minnesota man has come forward to claim a $21.6 million Lotto America jackpot.
Jeffery Love of Elk River matched all five numbers drawn plus the Star Ball — 16, 22, 32, 36, and 42, with Star Ball number 8 to win $21.6 million before taxes.
Claiming the win just two days after the draw Love said: "I drive by the lottery office every day on my way to work and always say, 'One day... one day. "
"I thought, 'OK, this is big. Let me check the numbers on my phone,' " he said. "When I compared the winning numbers to my ticket, they matched exactly. I called Vickie, my wife and said, 'We have a situation.' "
Stunned wife Vickie told the press that she had to check and recheck the numbers several times before she believed the couple were now multi-millionaires.
Mr Love purchased the winning ticket in Ramsey, at the Holiday convenience store on Ramsey Boulevard just off Hwy. 10.
The store is gaining a reputation for selling big winning tickets with a $1 million ticket and two $50,000 tickets being previously sold there. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling Mr Love the $21.6 million Lotto America jackpot ticket.
Lotto America is played in twelve states and this is the second time a Minnesotan has won it. The Kujava family of Badger shared a $22.8 million jackpot won on March 14, 2018.
TheLotter has been operating as a reputable ticket messenger service since 2002. They have paid out millions in lottery prizes, both big and small, to millions of players across the globe, and this number is rising by the day.
The website is so much more than lottery ticket sales with lottery results for over 80 lotteries, made available in 13 languages. TheLotter also provides lottery-related news and stories on its website. Customers can subscribe to email or SMS alerts for huge jackpots, lotto results, or win notifications.