Surprise birthday party leads to $100,000 lottery win

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Oct. 20, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Minnesota woman said a surprise birthday party brought a second surprise when one of her gifts turned out to be a $100,000 winning lottery ticket.

Dawn Meredith said 50 of her closest friends and family threw her a surprise party Sept. 30 for her 60th birthday, and among her gifts were a pair of Minnesota Vikings scratch-off lottery tickets.

Meredith later discovered one of the tickets won the $100,000 top prize.

"I couldn't believe what I was seeing," she said. "I had to go get another pair of glasses!"

Meredith collected her winnings Monday at Minnesota Lottery headquarters.

She said the winning ticket was "hands down -- the best birthday gift ever!"

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