Jingle Bells grand prize awarded
William and Lillian Ryther of Park Rapids didn't want to get their hopes up when they found out they had the second winning $5,000 Jingle Bells ticket.
Lillian said she didn't want to be disappointed in case the first ticket was claimed by the Jan. 8 deadline.
But it wasn't.
The couple waited "three long weeks to see if the first number would show up."
"I knew that my bubble could be burst at any minute," Lillian said.
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