Minnesotan won $100,000 on scratch-off bought at State Fair

That would buy a whole lot of cheese curds.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A Darwin woman became one of the first people to leave the Minnesota State Fair with more money than they went in with.

That's because Angie Dietel raked in a $100,000 lottery win playing a Money Tree scratch-off game she bought at the Minnesota Lottery's State Fair booth.

Dietel was at the fair to support her son, who was showing a project for 4-H. He won a blue ribbon, she won $100K.

"I thought, this can’t be real," she said, per the Minnesota Lottery, saying she discovered her win the next day after buying four $5 Money Tree tickets so she could get a free Vikings t-shirt.

The t-shirt, in fact, was the main reason she was at the booth, noting: "I was happy with my shirt. I never expected to win like this."

The mother-of-three claimed her prize on Tuesday, saying she'll be spending at least some of the money on getting her family "odds and ends" they've wanted for a while.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

The lottery booth at Judson and Nelson is one of the busiest booths at the entire State Fair, and is the highest-selling non-food vendor.

The Minnesota Lottery says that as well as Dietel's win, another $100,000-winning I'MN to Summer scratch-off may also have been sold at the booth, but has yet to be claimed.

"This year alone, the booth sold more than $800,000 in tickets, which places it in the top 30 percent in sales out of our more than 3,000 retail locations," Lottery Executive Director Adam Prock said.

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

Coller: How far away are the Vikings from playing championship weekend?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

ambulance

1 dead, 1 airlifted following head-on crash in Stearns County

A 48-year-old died and a 35-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries.

fire truck

1 person killed, another injured in fire at Hudson home

The amount of "combustible material" in the home made it difficult for firefighters.

nichole's fine pastry and cafe

Guy Fieri's visit to Fargo cafe for 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' will air soon

Over the summer, Fieri visited several restaurants in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

EsQrv2rXYAMbPFa

2 dead in St. Paul shooting Thursday morning

A homicide investigation is underway.

ambulance

One dead in head-on crash in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred on Highway 27 near 150th Avenue.

Joe Biden

14 executive orders President Biden signed on his first day in the White House

Biden is turning back many of the moves made under the Trump administration.

plow, snow

NWS: Accumulating snow likely this weekend in Minnesota

Fluffy snow will pile up in some locations on Saturday.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

J.A. Happ

Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

storm the capitol rally st. paul minnesota state capitol

BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

Related