Minn. gets $5.2 million from mega millions [UPDATED]Published 9:56am Monday, April 2, 2012 Updated 11:57am Monday, April 2, 2012
The record Mega Millions jackpot generated $5.2 million for funds that will benefit Minnesota’s schools, state services, game and natural resources, the Minnesota State Lottery says.recommend
Minnesota State Lottery players won $1,847,542 on 179,363 winning tickets. Four of those winning tickets won $250,000 each, and they were sold in the following counties: Crow Wing, Hennepin, Nobles, and Ramsey.
In a press release, the state lottery said Saturday that of the $5.2 million raised by Mega Millions, nearly $3 million will go toward the General Fund, which benefits schools, local government, state services, transportation and public safety.
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund will receive $1.7 million. This fund helps preserve natural resources like trails, parks and hunting habitats.
The Game and Fish Fund, which helps improve and protect fish and wildlife resources, will get $300,757.
Last on the list of recipients is the Natural Resources Fund, which will also get $300,757. This fund supports parks, trails and the Duluth, Como and Minnesota zoos.