$21.6 million awaits owner of lottery ticket sold in Ramsey, Minn.

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A $21.6 million jackpot awaits the person who purchased a winning lottery ticket at a Ramsey, Minn. Holiday Stationstore.

The Minnesota Lottery announced the winning ticket after it matched the Lotto America and Star Ball draws on July 10. The numbers were 16, 22, 32, 36 and 42. 

It is the third big-winner ticket sold at the store located at 14075 Ramsey Blvd. in Ramsey. The store had previously sold a $1 million ticket and two $50,000 winners.

"I wish it was me. Sadly, it's not," said Danielle Wallman, an employee at the Holiday station. "I don't play, but I do go to casinos and don't have any luck." 

"I'm just curious if it's somebody we might know," said Charlie Wise, another lottery player. "Ramsey is a pretty small community. There's a small town vibe, so I'm sure somebody will know someone that won." 

The winner now has 60 days to claim the prize and choose either an annuity option or the cash option.

"We don't have any idea what time the ticket was purchase. People purchase tickets in advance. They'll say, hey, I'd like one ticket for each drawing. We really don't know when it was purchased," said Adam Prock, the Minnesota Lottery executive director. 

The annuity option would be paid in 30 payments over 29 years. The cash option would be paid as lump-sum. Overall, the winner will receive about $9.8 million.

“We are thrilled to have a jackpot winner in Minnesota!” said Prock. “The winner should put the ticket somewhere safe, get any advice that they need and then call us to make arrangements to claim their prize.”