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Hermantown $1.6M lottery prize winners come forward

HERMANTOWN, MN - A Hermantown pair is starting the new year off with $1.6M in their bank account.

The Minnesota Lottery announced Thursday Paul and Jeb Paczynski are splitting the big prize won back on December 16.

They purchased the Gopher 5 ticket from the Hermantown General Store.

The store is getting a $5,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

The winning numbers were 4-14-23-31-34.

The two join four other prize winners who claimed big payouts in the new year.

Two $1 million Raffle prizes first announced Wednesday, a $1.6 million Gopher 5 prize, a $500,000 scratch game prize, and a $200,000 scratch game prize were all claimed Thursday.

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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