Darwin woman wins $100K at State Fair lottery booth

Darwin woman wins $100K at State Fair lottery booth Photo: Minnesota Lottery

Updated: September 04, 2019 03:57 PM

A registered nurse from Darwin won $100,000 while visiting the Minnesota Lottery booth at the Minnesota State Fair.

Angie Dietel went to the State Fair on Aug. 28 to support her son, who was showing a project for 4-H, lottery officials said. Her son won a blue ribbon, but she was the big winner as she won $100,000 playing the Money Tree scratch game.


Dietel didn't find out she won until the following day, and actually went to the booth just for a shirt.

The Lottery said Dietel purchased four $5 Money Tree tickets to get a free Vikings t-shirt.

"I thought, this can't be real," Dietel said about the moment she realized she had a winning ticket. "I was happy with my shirt. I never expected to win like this."

Lottery officials said she claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Sept. 3, saying she's looking forward to getting some "odds and ends" they've wanted for awhile.

In addition to Dietel's winning ticket, the Minnesota Lottery said a $100,000 I'MN to Summer scratch ticket may have also been sold during the fair. Officials said staff at the fair spoke to the winner at the fair booth, but the winner has yet to claim the prize.

Lottery Executive Director Adam Prock said the Minnesota Lottery booth sold more than $800,000 in tickets during this year's State Fair.

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