Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A member of the Rochester City Council traveled to the State Lottery Headquarters late last week to pick up a big check.

Sixth Ward Councilmember Sandra Means has confirmed she was the winner of a $15,000 dollar prize through the Minnesota Lottery $15,000 Gold Rush Game. She purchased the winning ticket at Silver Lake Foods.

Means, who decided not to run for reelection this year, says the unexpected windfall will allow her to finish up a kitchen remodeling project.