It took nearly two weeks but we now know who had that million-dollar lottery ticket purchased in West Duluth on March 18.
Greg Anderson of Hermantown was on his way out of town that Saturday for an almost weeklong work trip when he stopped to pick up a couple of Powerball tickets for that night’s drawing.
It wasn’t until a week later that Anderson, a truck driver by trade, discovered that he had traveled to New York and back with a $1 million winning Powerball ticket in his wallet.
“It was hard not to smile,” Anderson told the Minnesota State Lottery when he claimed his prize Friday.
“I’m a saver by nature,” he said, so it’s no surprise he plans to save the majority for retirement. “Being able to retire comfortably is going to be a good feeling,” he said. Adding, “I may go a little early now!”
Anderson won the $1 million Powerball prize by matching the first five winning numbers drawn. He bought the ticket at the Holiday store on Grand Avenue. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.