Minnesota Powerball Benefits 20 May 13

Even though Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket was sold in Florida, Minnesota did benefit from the hoopla surrounding the record $590-million lottery jackpot. State Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten says the drawing generated $8.8-million for the state, of which $4.9-million will go into the General Fund and almost $4-million to the environment. Van Petten says 2 Minnesota Powerball players won a million dollars each, and a dozen players each won $10,000. In addition, retailers in the state earned just over a million dollars on commissions by selling tickets.