About the South Dakota Lottery
The South Dakota Lottery started in 1987 as a way to generate funds for the benefit of all South Dakotans. Since its inception, the lottery has raised over $2.58 Billion in the support of education, development of natural resources, lower property taxes, and gambling problem treatment services.
South Dakota Lottery Tickets
South Dakota Lottery tickets can be purchased from any authorized retailer withing the state of South Dakota.
Winning tickets for lotto games are valid for 180 days after the draw date, which means that players must claim their prizes within that time frame. For scratch games, winners have 180 days from the game's end date to redeem their prize.
Can I buy SD Lottery tickets online?
No. South Dakota laws do not permit the sale of lottery tickets over the internet. You will have to visit an authorized retailer to purchase tickets.
South Dakota Lottery Games and Drawing Schedule
Lotto America is South Dakota's first jackpot game. Jackpots start at $2 million and grow until someone wins it. To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1 to 52, plus an additional Star Ball number from 1 to 10. Lotto America also features an All Star Bonus that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times!
Lotto America drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening after 10:00 PM CT.
In Lucky For Life, winners can receive $1,000 per day for life. Just pick 5 numbers from 1 to 48, and a Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.
Lucky For Life drawings are held every Monday and Thursday evening at approximately 9:38 PM CT.
Dakota Cash is South Dakota's exclusive lotto jackpot game. It features a minimum jackpot of $20,000 which grows every draw until it's won. To play, players have to choose 5 numbers from 1 35. With the EZ Match game mode, players can take home instant cash prizes of up to $100.
Dakota Cash drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening after 10:00 PM CT.
Here's a rundown of the South Dakota Lottery's weekly schedule:
|Lotto America||Wednesdays and Saturdays||10:00 PM|
|Lucky For Life||Mondays and Thursdays||9:38 PM|
|Dakota Cash||Wednesdays and Saturdays||10:00 PM|
Notable Winners of South Dakota Lotteries
Below are some of the biggest jackpot winners from South Dakota Lottery's long history of lotto and scratch games:
- Ionia Klein from Dallas, SD won $12.47 million from Lotto America last April 6, 1991.
- Mary Broders from Yankton, SD won $10.02 million from Hot Lotto last May 26, 2010.
- Luverne and Shirley Vehle from Sioux Falls, SD won $9.13 million from Hot Lotto last June 15, 2005.
- Harold Scheffert from Oakes, ND won $1.05 million from Daily Millions last March 17, 1998.
South Dakota Lottery Scratch Games
The South Dakota Lottery has plenty of variety when it comes to instant scratch games. There's dozens to choose from., and ticket prices range from $1 to $20. The biggest prizes reach up to $300,000.
South Dakota Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?
A second chance drawing is a way for players with non-winning scratch game tickets to reuse their purchased tickets and “Play it Again.” These are promotional drawings, with prizes ranging from cash to free tickets to much more.
How does Second Chance work for the SD Lottery?
To participate in second chance drawings for the South Dakota Lottery, players will first have to sign up for an account with the South Dakota Lottery Player's Club. To play, just log into your account to participate in any promotional draws that are available.
Information on the South Dakota Lottery
South Dakota Lottery Offices
The South Dakota Lottery is headquartered in 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.
- Phone: (605) 773-5770
- Fax: (605) 773-5786
They also have district offices in the following locations:
|Sioux Falls||3605 S. Western Ave., Suite B, Sioux Falls, SD 57105||(605) 367-5840|
|Rapid City||1000 Cambell Street, Suite 2, Rapid City, SD 57701||(605) 394-5106|
South Dakota Lottery Customer Support
If you’d like to get in touch with South Dakota Lottery representatives, you may contact them through the following channels:
South Dakota Lottery Social Accounts
For more information and regular updates, you can also follow the South Dakota Lottery on any of their social media accounts:
South Dakota Lottery Apps and Technology
The South Dakota Lottery is available right at your fingertips thanks to the official mobile app. You can download it from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The South Dakota Lottery App features:
- A ticket scanner that lets you check your tickets for winners.
- Easy access to up-to-date results, jackpots, and winning numbers.
- The latest news and promotions from the South Dakota Lottery.
- An interactive retailer map.
- and more.