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One ticket is all it takes for Minnesota resident!

Joel McKinzie

Drawing Date: 1/13/2015

January 16, 2015— “I usually buy one Mega Millions ticket; it only takes one,” said $1 million winner Joel McKinzie. The Lake Crystal, Minn., resident won $1 million on Jan. 13 when the first five numbers on his single quick-pick Mega Millions ticket matched the winning numbers.

“I saw on the news [Jan. 14] that there was a Blue Earth County winner. I thought, ‘Wow! That increases my odds.’ I didn’t check the ticket that night even though I had the ticket right in my pocket,” he said.

The next morning he checked the numbers online and saw that he won $1 million. “It was kind of cool,” he recalled.

Kevin’s Market, located at 334 N. Main St. in Lake Crystal, sold the winning ticket.

McKinzie claimed the prize at the Minnesota Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on Jan. 16.

The winning Mega Millions numbers on Jan. 13, 2015 were 12-20-25-50-51 and the Megaball was 7.