A $30,000 Mega Millions winner was among the 12,106 players pocketing prize money in the Dec. 3-4, 2010 drawings of South Dakota's five lotto games.
A ticket sold in Wall matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball to win the Mega Millions' third prize in the Dec. 3, 2010 drawing. Normally, the prize would be $10,000 but the lucky ticket holder purchased the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play and their prize was tripled. There were 392 Mega Millions winners in all, sharing a total of $32,909 in winnings.
On Dec. 4, 2010, Powerball paid out a total of $17,379 to 2,060 South Dakota winners. Dakota Cash was the way to play for 4,457 people, who shared a total of $6,495 in prize money. Wild Card 2 made 2,911 lucky people winners, handing out a total of $4,738. And Hot Lotto made 2,286 players in the state a total of $12,380 richer.