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Wadena woman wins $500,000 lottery prize

Vanessa Torkkola of Wadena won a $500,000 prize by playing the Lottery's $500,000 Riches scratch game. Torkkola claimed the prize at the Lottery's headquarters in Roseville on May 17.

She purchased the winning ticket at Holiday, at 101 Jefferson St. N., in Wadena.

The $500,000 Riches scratch game is a $20 ticket that offers a top prize of $500,000.