Tanya Hartman of Bloomington is looking forward to becoming a first-time homeowner thanks to a $77,777 win playing the Cash Clover scratch game.
Hartman plans to use part of her winnings towards a down payment on a new home.
“It’s a blessing,” she said. “It’s life changing in the way that we will finally have something that’s ours.”
Hartman had been hanging on to the winning ticket for almost two weeks before collecting her prize. “I wanted to have a solid plan for what I was going to do with the money,” she explained. After getting her financing in order and having a couple of sleepless nights, Hartman was ready to check another thing off her to-do list and headed to Lottery headquarters in Roseville on May 19 to claim the prize.
“It hasn’t quite hit me yet,” she said, but after receiving her check, she was grinning from ear-to-ear and said, “Okay, now it’s real!”
Hartman purchased the ticket at Thorson’s Holiday, 7901 Nicollet Ave. S. in Bloomington.