Heading to the Fair? We'll see you there!
Join us at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2014! Find us in front of the Women's Building, open daily with all your favorite scratch and lotto tickets. Ask what's coming next for our Play It Again second chance drawing program and try our State Fair Special: buy a $50,000 Jumbo Bucks ticket and if it's a non-winner, get your choice of a Grills Gone Wild or Cornhole Cash ticket FREE! Whether you're looking for the winning numbers (from the LAST drawing), want to know what fair foods we most recommend (the footlong corn dog and homemade ice cream are Lottery staff faves) or just want to say "Hi", we look forward to seeing you at the Fair.
Play It Again has expanded!
Now all non-winning $2 and $3 scratch tickets currently available for purchase are eligible for Play It Again for a chance to win $30,000 on Feb. 27, 2015. See the official drawing rules for details. The only exception is non-winning $10K Run tickets which can be entered into a separate drawing for a chance to win $10,000 on Dec. 18, 2014.
To participate in Play It Again, you must be a member of the free Players Club. Not a Players Club member? Join now at Players Club Sign-up. Once you've joined, log-in to the Players Club website as you normally would and click on the "Play It Again" button on the left side menu. That takes you to the Play It Again homepage which features ticket art for all current eligible games. Select the ticket art for the non-winning tickets you want to enter. When you arrive at the ticket submission page, it should show your specific contact information along with entry boxes in which to enter ticket information from your non-winning tickets. The numbers you will be entering from the front and back of your tickets are each composed of 13 digits; be sure you enter ALL 13 digits for each number. Then just click submit and your ticket is entered. Once your non-winning ticket is in the system, you don't even have to keep it! Get your non-winning scratch tickets back in the game with Play It Again!
Congratulations to our "OMG, I Won the Lottery" Chill and Grill Giveaway Winners
Thanks to everyone who submitted selfies of their winning faces to our "OMG, I Won The Lottery" Chill and Grill Facebook Giveaway. Fifteen people were randomly drawn Aug. 25, 2014 from among the entries to win Lottery Chill and Grill packs and Grills Gone Wild scratch tickets. Congratulations to Michaelyn Allman, Ralph Bich, Cal Ceroll, Courtney Halvorson, Shelly Holsworth-Jackson, Richard Huckaba, Josh Koops, Jodi Larsen, Amy Muilenburg, Susan Day Pfeifer, Byron Pooley, Kim San Juan, Matt Schurman, Tony Stango and Corey Weber. See their selfies on our Facebook page.
How Many Ways Can You Claim a Prize?
Depending on the amount of your win, there are a variety of ways you can claim your scratch ticket or lotto prize. Here's an easy way to tell what method you should use. Read our Claim a Prize Guide.
Want to know if you have a winning scratch ticket?
Our tickets feature a Failsafe barcode under the latex coating below the play area. Carefully scratch off the latex to reveal that barcode. Then take your ticket to your favorite lottery retailer and scan the barcode yourself in the ticket checker. You'll find out instantly if you're a winner! Winning tickets worth $100 or less can be presented to any lottery retailer for payment. Winning tickets of $101 or more must be redeemed at one of our validation centers in Pierre, Rapid City or Sioux Falls.