Tom Ericson said he knew someone had just hit the Gopher 5 jackpot when he saw it was back down to $100,000 on April 25.
“I thought to myself, “Somebody’s lucky.’” He was that somebody. Ericson’s ticket matched all five numbers drawn to win the $543,090 jackpot.
Ericson purchased his winning ticket at Lake Elmo Oil, located at 11127 Stillwater Blvd. N. in Lake Elmo.