Minnesota man wins $1 million then goes directly to work

The Ely man had some work to do, so he did it before collecting the money.
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Andy Gibbons is dedicated to his job, so much so that even after winning $1 million in a Minnesota State Lottery game this week he went to work – twice – before collecting his prize money. 

Gibbons, who lives in Ely, was one of two $1 million winners in the New Year's Day Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket drawing. He told lottery officials that he had to double check his ticket "eight times" before he was convinced that'd he'd won. 

Then he went to work. 

"After I realized I had won, I actually had work to do, so I went to work. I work at a camp and there was some cleaning that needed to be done. I went to work and cleaned some lodges," said Gibbons. 

Gibbons finally claimed his $1 million prize on Jan. 3. 

"It didn’t really sink in until about 9 a.m.,” he said. “I wasn’t really sure until I heard it through Facebook that the winner was from Ely."

The other person who won $1 million is a woman named Deb Meyer from Prior Lake. Her husband bought the ticket in Crookston while deer hunting. 

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