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Elk River Man Bounces on $21.6 Million Lottery Jackpot




“I drive by the lottery office daily on my way to work and would say, ‘One day … one day,’ ” The Elk River man said. He drives by this particular building nearly every day and thought of going inside one day to claim his riches. The fortune-bringing ticket was bought in Ramsey, at the Holiday convenience store on Ramsey Boulevard just off Hwy. 10. The jackpot was won with the number matching all five numbers drawn plus the Star Ball — 16, 22, 32, 36, 42, Star Ball of 8.

The holder of the Lotto America ticket, Jeffery Love hit the jackpot on 12th July, Friday, for $21.6 million before taxes. Although he had one year to claim his riches, Jeffery came to the Roseville office of the Minnesota Lottery just about as quickly as he could, two days after the winning numbers were drawn.

Love said “I stopped at a lottery retailer Friday morning and scanned my ticket.” The scanner message instructed him to contact the Minnesota Lottery so as to claim the prize. The golden prize winner also added “I was on my way back to work on Friday when I learned of my good fortune. First, I called into work and told them I would “be a little late”, but it wasn’t long before I called back and let them know that I wouldn’t be in at all Friday.”

Pending the situation, he thought to himself “OK, this is big.” He then checked the numbers on his phone. He added “When I checked the winning numbers to my ticket, they matched perfectly.” He called [wife] Vickie and told her that there is a situation.

According to Satta King, along with Minnesota, Lotto America is enjoyed in 12 other states. It replaced Hot Lotto in the fall of 2017, and like its forerunner, has a jackpot that grows as each drawing fails to bring a winner. Currently, the jackpot resets to $2 million.

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The fundamental features of community festivals’ social implications




Music’s power is an extraordinarily vital and unique instrument that improves the human experience. When combined with a social gathering of individuals from all walks of life who have come to appreciate this art, it creates a force unlike any other. Music allows people to imagine their lives and evoke powerful memories. Music is integral to cultural gatherings, festivals, and belief systems. Sound and rhythm patterns provide a unique insight into an individual’s thoughts on current culture, subcultures, and societal concerns. Community festivals allow people of a community to engage in socialization, entertainment, and the formation of social networks, all of which can contribute to the promotion of community cohesiveness and the development of social capital within a community. 

In addition to bringing people of all colors, races, and ethnicities together, these festivals also play a pivotal role in promoting upcoming artists in the music industry. Festivals have long been one of the most prolific venues for promoting new music and exposing listeners to contemporary artists. The absence of festivals and venues has significantly hampered fresh content and talent exposure. Music is vital during festivals because it creates an instant link among those who attend. Festival music speaks to our human yearning to connect, and music is a means of self-expression that transcends all language borders. Picking up performances at smaller or local music festivals is a terrific method for new performers to get into the live music scene. 

Cultura Fest Las Vegas is organized by Alexis Lopez, CEO of artist-only entertainment in Las Vegas. The first large Latino Music Festival in the heart of Las Vegas, bringing together some of the top Latin artists from across the world to play on one stage, which includes some of the most prominent Latino Artists performing various types of music genres such as Regional Mexicana, Banda, Mariachi, and Reggaeton to create a first-time Latino music festival in the heart of Las Vegas. By reshaping live entertainment into an economic engine for growth and commerce and challenging humanity to live by its highest ideals, festivals have revolutionized the live music industry and become a crucial source of income for the music business. They also celebrate both the power of the individual and the collective masses. 

The upcoming festival to send shockwaves

The festival is scheduled to take place in 2023. With over 20 artists and ten of the biggest Latin DJs and music producers on the stage, bringing Latin Culture together, various Latin food from different cultures, games, contests, and giveaways for all guests to eat and dance the night away.

Cultura Fest will feature Latin music genres such as Reggaeton, Dembow, Mariachi, Corridos, and Banda Regional Mexicana.

Becky G, Dalex, Jowell & Randy, Blessed, Ryan Castro, Luis R Conriquez, Fuerza Reguida, Enigma Norteno, Junior H, Rickstarr, Mr. Fernandez, Christian Nava, Eslabón Armado, Eladio Carrión, Lunay, Sech, Lyanno, Mora, and many more will be confirmed as headliners in 2023.

Through his music promotion venture, Alexis intends to introduce Cultura Fest to other big cities such as Los Angeles, Texas, Chicago, and Miami. 

Introducing new artists to the audience

Alexis works as an A/R in the Latino business with numerous artists and frequently forges new ties amongst artists of various genres. Introducing numerous artists merging both cultures to be able to develop the new sounds of Latin Music, such as Grupo Firme from the Mexican Group and Jay Wheeler from reggaetón.

 About Alexis Lopez

 After suffering three ACL knee injuries, Alexis Lopez decided to hang up his boots and see what the future held for him. Alexis transitioned into music management, working with artists and DJs, and has worked for famous names in the music industry, such as Christian Nava, Rickstarr Baby, and Payso. Lopez has succeeded in every element of his life, and the new chapter of his life was no exception. Alexis Lopez knocked on many doors in his early days and was successful throughout his life. He has completed several missions. Lopez is now taking multiple Artists to South America, Central America, and Canada, such as Grupo Firme, Dos Carnales, Wisin & Yandel, Steve Aoki, Jay Wheeler, Oscar Maydon, Becky G, Luis R Conriquez, and many more Latino artists.

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