(Pierre) - Someone is starting the new year with a quarter million dollar Dakota Raffle prize!
The South Dakota Lottery held the drawing for its first ever raffle game on New Year’s Eve. The grand prize winning ticket, worth $250,000, is ticket number 00066161. The ticket was sold in Watertown.
Five other tickets each won second prizes of $25,000. Those ticket numbers are:
00020215, sold in Faith;
00021243, sold in Aberdeen;
00023633, sold in Sioux Falls;
00026251, sold in Sioux Falls; and
00067812, sold in Sisseton.
Another 250 tickets each won $500. The complete list of winning numbers is available at the Lottery’s website. Tickets can also be checked at Lottery retail locations.
Players have 180 days to claim their prizes. The grand prize must be claimed in person at one of the three Lottery offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City or Pierre. The other prizes can be claimed at one of the Lottery offices or by mail. Lottery offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1 for the New Year’s holiday.
The special raffle-style game was held to mark the Lottery’s 20th anniversary. Only a limited quantity of tickets was available, and each had an exclusive number. The winning numbers were drawn from the pool of tickets sold.
A total of 80,120 of the $10 tickets were sold for the Dakota Raffle game drawing.