VanVleet said she doesn’t normally play Powerball, but decided to try her luck when she saw the jackpot was estimated at $700 million for the Aug. 23 drawing.
After the drawing, she visited the Minnesota Lottery’s website and discovered she had won $50,000.
“I told my husband, ‘We just won $50,000. I can’t believe this.’ He didn’t believe me so I said, ‘Look for yourself.’ I was crying and shaking.”
Isanti Mobil, located at 721 Heritage Blvd. N.W. in Isanti, sold the winning ticket.
VanVleet claimed the prize at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on Aug. 25.