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 - South Dakota Cash -Lucky for Life.
August 16th 2017
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.
Buying South Dakota Lottery Tickets
Playing South Dakota Lottery Games
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:
|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 South Dakota Lottery Prizes
Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. 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 or claimed by mail. If you're lucky enough to win a prize worth $101 or more, then you'll need to visit a South Dakota Lottery office. These are located in Pierre, Sioux Falls and Rapid City. You can also claim your prize by mail if you complete a claim form and sign your ticket.
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.
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.
Dreaming of hitting the jackpot on Dakota Cash or other great games? You need to buy a ticket! You can't win a prize for a lottery that you haven't entered - no legitimate lottery operates in this way. Disregard anyone who tells you otherwise, as they may be trying to set you up as the target for a lottery scam. Stay informed - read the scams page to learn about protecting yourself from fraudsters.