Beginners luck nets Isanti resident $131,928

Carol Gehrke of Isanti was looking for a new Lottery game to play so she decided to try her luck on Progressive Print-N-Play $5 Bingo. That turned out to be a very lucky decision—she won the $131,928 jackpot.

Carol Gehrke of Isanti won $131,928 playing the new lottery game Progressive Print-N-Play $5 Bingo.
Carol Gehrke of Isanti won $131,928 playing the new lottery game Progressive Print-N-Play $5 Bingo.

“I still can’t believe it,” Gehrke said as she claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville on Jan. 18. “It’s not a million dollars but it feels like it to me.”

Gehrke purchased the winning ticket on Jan. 16 at Isanti BP, located at 412 Co. Rd. 5 and Hwy. 65 in Isanti

Progressive Print-N-Play features a progressive jackpot top prize. Jackpots start at $5,000 and progressively grow higher with each Progressive Print-N-Play ticket sold.

Players can choose from three Progressive Print-N-Play games: Bingo, Crossword and Slots. Each of these games can be played as a $ 1, $3 or $5 ticket. The percentage of the jackpot won is determined by the ticket price. A $1 ticket pays 20 percent of the jackpot; a $3 ticket pays 60 percent of the Jackpot; and a $5 ticket pays 100 percent of the jackpot. The jackpot amount at the time the ticket is purchased is printed on each ticket.

Players have one year from the date the Progressive Print-N-Play ticket is purchased to claim all prizes.

Proceeds from the Minnesota State Lottery benefit all Minnesotans. Since 1990, the Lottery has raised more than $2.1 billion for slate programs. The General Fund has received over $1.2 billion to help fund important functions such as education, public safety and health and human services. Another $850 million has funded critical environmental programs.

Visit for more information about the Minnesota State Lottery. Players can also get the winning numbers 24 hours a day by calling 651-634-1111.