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Merle "Roger" Marshall and wife Jeanne of Crosslake won $34,772 in Northstar Cash in April. Marshall used his winnings to pay off his truck, and the couple plans to continue traveling across the United States, one of their favorite activities. Photo by Chelsey Perkins

Crosslake couple hits the jackpot


A daily ritual for Merle "Roger" Marshall of Crosslake paid off - literally.

In late April, Marshall, 83, won a $34,772 Northstar Cash jackpot after purchasing a ticket at the Holiday Stationstore in Crosslake.

"My old saying is, 'If you don't play, you don't win,'" he said. "Sometimes they see me coming into the store and they've got it all printed up for me."

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