Isanti resident claims $50,000 Powerball prize

“This is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever been through in my whole entire life,” said Isanti resident Danelle VanVleet as she claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize. “I’m still shaking.” 

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.