Minnesota State Lottery sets new sales record

Minnesota State Lottery officials say they set a new sales record for the fiscal year -- which ran through June. Ticket sales topped out around $504 million.
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Minnesota State Lottery officials say they set a new sales record for the fiscal year -- which ran through June. Ticket sales topped out around $504 million.

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