Nearly 10,400 players walked away winners from South Dakota's five lotto games in the Aug. 17-18, 2010 drawings. On Aug. 17, 2010, Mega Millions paid out a total of $3,469 to 379 lucky individuals. For the Aug. 18, 2010 drawings, Powerball was a prize powerhouse to the tune of $16,688 for 2,681 players in the state. Eight people won the $100 Dakota Cash second prize; there were a total of 2,915 Dakota Cash winners sharing $4,269 in prize money. Wild Card 2 was the way to win for 2,900 players who shared a total of $6,135. And Hot Lotto paid out $8,740 in cold hard cash to 1,524 South Dakota players.
JACKPOT ALERT: The Mega Millions jackpot is sitting at $100 million for the Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 drawing. Pick up a ticket at your local lottery retailer. You could be South Dakota's first Mega Millions millionaire!