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$10.02 Million Hot Lotto Jackpot Won in Yankton

For Immediate Release: 5/27/2010

Pierre, S.D. - A single ticket sold in Yankton matched all five numbers and the Hot Ball in the Wednesday night, May 26, 2010, drawing to win the $10.02 million Hot Lotto jackpot.


The winning numbers for the drawing were 1, 20, 21, 29, and 38; the Hot Ball was 4.


South Dakota Lottery Director Norm Lingle said the ticket holder should sign the back of the ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and contact the Lottery office in Sioux Falls at 605-367-5840 or the main office in Pierre at 605-773-5770 to make arrangements to validate the ticket and claim the prize.


“With 180 days to claim the prize, there is no need for a quick decision on what to do with the winnings,” Lingle said.  “Relax and enjoy!  Seeking the professional advice of an attorney or financial advisor is always a good place to start.”


The jackpot winner has the option of receiving the $10,020,000 jackpot as an annuity paid over 24 years (25 payments) or taking a one-time cash payment of $6,485,436.


This is the second time the Hot Lotto jackpot has been won in South Dakota; it was first won on June 15, 2005, when Luverne and Shirley Vehle of Sioux Falls won $9,130,000.


Hot Lotto is played in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1:10,939,282. The jackpot starts again at $1 million for the next drawing on Saturday, May 29, 2010.

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