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Blackduck man wins $1 million in New Year’s Day state raffle

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James Mattila of Blackduck said he was like a “deer in the headlights” after he discovered he won $1 million in the New Year’s Day Minnesota Millionaire Raffle.


Mattila’s wife Patricia was just as in shock as he was. “It was beyond comprehension,” she said. “We looked at the ticket at least 100 times!”

Mattila says he has been a fan of the Raffle game since it started in 2006 because of its great odds. “This year I bought three tickets and look what happened.”

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