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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.

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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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