The Minnesota State Lottery will celebrate Holiday Stationstores’ initiation into the Lottery’s “Million Dollar Sales Club” in East Grand Forks at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.
The event will see Grand Forks native and Lottery Executive Director Adam Prock, as well as East Grand Forks elected officials, meet at the Holiday Station, 1010 Central Ave. N.E. in East Grand Forks. They will discuss the sales achievement and highlight some of the ways lottery proceeds have benefited northwest Minnesota.
Holiday Station Store reached the $1 million mark in sales in fiscal year 2019 and joined the rank of the top-ten sellers out of 3,050 retail locations in Minnesota.
Since 1990, the Lottery has generated more than $3 billion for various programs. More than $1.2 billion has been raised to help protect, preserve and restore the environment through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Game and Fish Fund and the Natural Resources Fund. More than $1.8 billion has been used to fund state programs, such as education, public safety and health and human services.