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Milbank man is state’s fifth Wild Card 2 jackpot winner - 11/9/2004
John Schamber of Milbank is the winner of the recent Wild Card 2 jackpot, and today claimed his $264,837 prize.(more)

$102,977 Dakota Cash Jackpot Won - 11/8/2004
A single ticket matched all five numbers in Saturday night’s Dakota Cash lotto game drawing to win the $102,977 jackpot.(more)

Sioux Falls man wins $102,977 Dakota Cash jackpot - 11/8/2004
Calvin Robar of Sioux Falls is the winner of Saturday’s $102,977 Dakota Cash drawing.(more)

Wild Card 2 Ticket Worth $264,837 Sold in South Dakota - 11/4/2004
One of two jackpot-winning tickets for last night’s Wild Card 2 lotto game drawing was sold in South Dakota. The other winning ticket was sold in Idaho. The two winners will split the $529,674 jackpot, with each ticket worth $264,837.(more)

Powerball Jackpot Run Provides More Than $500,000 in State Revenue - 10/13/2004
The winning ticket for last Saturday’s $214.7 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Delaware, but ticket sales during the jackpot run resulted in more than a half million dollars in revenue to the state.(more)

Platte woman wins $100,000 Powerball prize - 9/21/2004
Luann Boyden of Platte is the state’s latest $100,000 Powerball winner.(more)

Lottery raises more than $115 million in revenue in FY04 - 9/9/2004
The South Dakota Lottery raised more than $115.5 million in revenue for the state in fiscal year 2004 – a 3.3% increase over the previous year and a new record since the lottery began in 1987.(more)

Custer man wins $135,210 Dakota Cash jackpot - 8/13/2004
Thomas Hargens of Custer won the $135,210 Dakota Cash jackpot by matching all five numbers for the Wednesday, August 11 drawing. (more)

Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $212 Million - 5/7/2004
The estimated Powerball jackpot for Saturday night has jumped to $212 million. the Multi-State Lottery Association increased the jackpot estimate for the May 8 drawing because of stronger than expected sales.(more)

Pollock man wins $20,000 Dakota Cash jackpot - 5/4/2004
Ronald Jacobson of Pollock won the April 21st Dakota Cash jackpot worth $20,000.(more)

Kessler’s is First Lottery Retailer to Reach $2 Million in Lotto Sales - 5/3/2004
Kessler’s in Aberdeen is the first South Dakota Lottery retailer to sell $2 million in lotto tickets.(more)

Agency Village man claims $55,149 Dakota Cash jackpot - 4/12/2004
David Barse of Agency Village was happily surprised when he checked his Dakota Cash tickets on Saturday. When he stopped at Buck’s Cenex C-Store station in Peever, he discovered one of his tickets was the winner from the April 7 drawing worth $55,149.(more)

Plankinton man claims $570, 255 Wild Card jackpot - 3/31/2004
J.P. Studeny, Jr. of Plankinton should have no trouble making the front page of his local paper. Studeny is the winner of the $570,255 Wild Card 2 lotto jackpot, and he’s the publisher of the South Dakota Mail newspaper in Plankinton.(more)

Gov. Rounds appoints S.D. Lottery Commissioners - 3/30/2004
Gov. Mike Rounds announced today the appointment of Dick Werner of Huron and Kory Menken of Dakota Dunes to the seven-member South Dakota Lottery Commission.(more)

$570,255 Wild Card 2 Jackpot Ticket Sold in South Dakota - 3/25/2004
The jackpot-winning ticket for last night’s Wild Card 2 lotto game drawing was sold in South Dakota. The jackpot of $570,255 makes it the 7th largest jackpot won in South Dakota Lottery history.(more)

Rapid City Woman Wins $89,786 Dakota Cash Jackpot - 2/23/2004
Lenore Wiebel of Rapid City won the $89,786 Dakota Cash jackpot by matching all five numbers for the Wednesday, February 18 drawing.(more)

Lottery Joins Amber Alert Network to Help Rescue Abducted Children - 1/21/2004
The South Dakota Lottery has joined the state’s Child Abduction Amber Alert network, and the machines that dispense Powerball, Dakota Cash, Hot Lotto and Wild Card lotto tickets can now help law enforcement agencies in child abduction cases.(more)

Mission Man Wins $25,000 Powerball Prize - 1/15/2004
Bob Marshall of Mission won $25,000 in last night’s Powerball drawing. Marshall matched four of the five white numbers and the red Powerball number. Normally a $5,000 prize, the prize increased to $25,000 because he bought a Power Play ticket.(more)