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South Dakota (SD) Lottery – Winning Numbers, Results and Jackpots

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South Dakota (SD) Lottery General Information

In November 1986, 60 percent of the electorate in a statewide referendum voted to amend the state constitution to allow for South Dakota Lottery.

In 1987, legislators authorized the creation of the South Dakota Lottery, its commission and the sale of instant tickets. On Sept. 30, 1987, six months after the legislation was signed into law, the Lottery sold its first instant ticket. The Lottery repaid its $1.5 million start-up loan plus interest to the state in three months.

The South Dakota Lottery’s third product line — lotto — was authorized by legislators in 1990. Soon afterward, the South Dakota Lottery joined the Multi-State Lottery Association to offer Lotto*America. In November 1990, the first Lotto*America ticket was sold. The multi-million dollar game was replaced by Powerball in April 1992. In April 1993, Dakota Cash became South Dakota’s very own cash lotto game. The South Dakota Lottery joined with Montana and Idaho in February 1994 to offer Tri-West Lotto. Tri-West was changed to Wild Card in February 1998 and revised as Wild Card 2 in May 1999. Daily Millions was added to the lotto line-up in September 1996. It was replaced with Cash 4 Life in March 1998, Rolldown in September 2000 and Hot Lotto in April 2002.

The Lottery is a totally self-funded agency. No tax dollars are used for its operation.

South Dakota (SD) lottery results & winning numbers, as well as information on all South Dakota lottery games, including Powerball, MEGA Millions, Lotto America, Wild Card, Dakota Cash

South Dakota Lottery Numbers

The Mount Rushmore State sells tickets for a number of different lottery games. Use this page to keep up with the latest South Dakota Lottery numbers. Just click on a quick link to see the latest winning numbers for all your favorite games.

Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – Lotto America – South Dakota Cash – Lucky for Life.

– Latest South Dakota Numbers


Unfortunately, you can’t yet play SD State Lottery games outside of the United States, the good news is you can take part in Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions! Visit the Tickets page to pick your numbers.

South Dakota Drawing Schedule

There are five exciting games played across SD, check out the drawing times and when you can buy tickets:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 9:59 PM 9:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 10:00 PM 9:00 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 9:38 PM 8:30 PM
Lotto America Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 PM 9:00 PM
Cash Wednesday & Saturday 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
*Times are shown in CT.

Game Information

The South Dakota Lottery participates in Dakota Cash as well as Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto America and Lucky for Life.

Dakota Cash is the state’s very own jackpot game, with drawings held on Wednesday and Saturday nights. The top prize starts at $20,000 and increases in value until it is won. Players pay $1 for a single ticket and select five numbers from 1 to 35 or have their numbers randomly chosen for them by selecting the Quick Pick option. Here’s how it all works:

Winning Tier Prize Odds
Match 5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 324,632
Match 4 of 5 $100 1 in 2,164
Match 3 of 5 $3 1 in 75
Match 2 of 5 $1 1 in 8
Overall odds of winning any Dakota Cash prize are approximately 1 in 7.2

The South Dakota Lottery also operates video lottery terminals across the state. These slot machines are centrally operated and have contributed more than $1 billion in revenue since 1989. Games include bingo, poker, blackjack and keno.

Want to play South Dakota Lottery games but don’t want to wait around for a drawing to take place? With scratch tickets, impatience can now be considered a virtue! These instant win games are available from authorized South Dakota Lottery retailers and can net you a big cash prize in just a few seconds.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in South Dakota. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes, or 180 days after the end date of the game for scratch-offs. Any prizes still unclaimed after this date will be returned to the prize pool for future South Dakota Lottery games.

Any South Dakota Lottery prize worth $100 or less can be redeemed from any authorized retailer. If you’re lucky enough to win a prize worth $101 or more, you may claim by mail or visit a South Dakota Lottery office, located in Pierre, Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

If you’ve won a jackpot prize, you need to present the ticket to Lottery officials in person at any of the three lottery offices listed above, and if you win a Powerball or Mega Millions prize, you’ll need to visit the headquarters in Pierre.

South Dakota does not levy any taxes on lottery winnings, but prizes worth $5,000 or more will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent.

Claim a prize by mail

To redeem prizes above $100, sign the back of your ticket, complete a claim form, and mail to:

South Dakota Lottery
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

Allow a minimum of 7-10 days for processing.

History of the South Dakota Lottery

The South Dakota Lottery was established in November 1986 by popular vote. Tickets went on sale on September 30, 1987. In 1989, the Video Lottery was established, but not without some dissatisfaction among South Dakota residents. At one point, the debate over the legality of the game resulted in a State Supreme Court case. However, the game has now been operating continuously since 1994.

South Dakota joined the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in 1990 and started selling Lotto*America tickets in November of that year. In 1992, the game was replaced by Powerball. Dakota Cash tickets first went on sale in 1993 and the state began selling Mega Millions tickets in 2010.

Since 1987, the South Dakota Lottery has contributed over $2.1 billion to several different state funds. The recipients of lottery revenue are the State General Fund, the Property Tax Reduction Fund and the Capital Construction Fund.


Players must be at least 18 years old to play South Dakota Lottery games. Video lottery games can only be played by those who are 21 and older.

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