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Treasure Hunt winner plans to use money for medicine

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The woman who found the coveted Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt medallion on Wednesday will use some of her $10,000 in winnings to pay for medicine she is taking to treat Lyme disease, the newspaper reports. Lynn Olson-Tuma, 40, of St. Paul, said some of the medication she needs is not covered by insurance.

Olson-Tuma said she had been searching for the prize in the annual hunt for 20 years. After following the newspaper's clues for 11 days, she and her husband found themselves at Cherokee Heights Park, working with a hoe and spade. They chipped the medallion out of a chunk of ice.

"I was having a little conversation with God," Olson-Tuma said. "If I'm meant to find this, I will."

Olson-Tuma said she also planned to buy a few sought-after used records, as well as a new bed for her 4-year-old son.

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