DAKOTA COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot: Selling gasoline and dreams at the BP on Rice Street


Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Oct. 22.

Alan Miller was selling gasoline, coffee and dreams at the BP on Rice Street on Monday.

Still, the proprietor of the gas station and Milmarket convenience store on St. Paul’s North End knows that not even the prospects of winning a record Mega Millions jackpot — estimated at $1.6 billion for Tuesday night’s drawing — can so easily separate his customers from their Minnesota sensibilities.

“There’s Raz!” Miller said as he saw one customer head inside. “He could buy a new ice fishing house! Well, he’s already got one. But he could get a really fancy one.”

Raz shook his head.

“You can’t buy what I have,” said the 60-year-old retiree of his icehouse.

What does he have?

“Heaven,” he said of his handmade, plywood creation.

Instead, Raz — who said he only goes by Raz — believes he’d focus on helping loved ones if he wins big with the single $2 Mega Millions ticket he purchased on Monday, along with $10 in gasoline for his leafblower.

“Family and friends are the most important,” Raz said. “Even if they don’t all come out fishing with me.”

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Source: Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

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