Rochester resident scores $100K in lottery
ROSEVILLE — "It does happen," is what Gary Brumm, of Rochester, remembers thinking when he uncovered a $100,000 win on a Minnesota Vikings scratch ticket.
Wanting to enjoy the win for a while, he put the ticket in a safe place and waited more than a week to claim the prize Friday morning.
"I would randomly take it out and look at it; I didn't want to give it up," he said. "Appreciate each moment, each day, enjoy it," he added.
Brumm purchased the winning ticket at the Kwik Trip at 3490 55th St. NW in Rochester.
"It was the right time, the right place and I was very lucky, very fortunate," he said.
Lottery players have won more than $6.5 billion. More than $2.6 billion in lottery proceeds have helped the state — more than $1 billion has helped preserve, restore and protect Minnesota's environment in each of the state's 87 counties and almost $1.5 billion has helped fund state programs including education, public safety and health & human services.
For more information about the Minnesota Lottery, visit www.mnlottery.com.