Minnesota ticket wins $2.6M Lotto jackpot

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Jan 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Someone bought a $2.61 million winning lottery ticket in north central Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Lottery reports the Hot Lotto ticket was bought in Itasca County Saturday.

The Star Tribune reports that the ticket holder has a year to claim the prize. The winning numbers are 1, 4, 9, 17, 21 with a hot ball number of 10.

The winner then has 60 days to choose the 25-year annuity option of more than $104,000 per year before taxes, or the cash option of more than $1.3 million after taxes.

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