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Gary and Sherry Villiard of Lake Park.

Lake Park couple win Gopher 5 jackpot worth over $1 million

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Gary Villiard of Lake Park was singing "happy birthday to me," all day today.

Today is his birthday, and yesterday he and his wife, Sherry, won more than $1 million in a Gopher 5 state lottery jackpot.


The excitement started Wednesday while Sherry was running errands in Detroit Lakes.

She decided to stop at the Holiday convenience store, located at 233 E. Frazee St., to pick up $10 in Gopher 5 tickets for that night's drawing.

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