2010 ended and 2011 began with 11,399 players sharing a total of $38,746 in winnings from the Dec. 31, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2011 drawings of South Dakota's five lotto games.
There were 1,351 winners in South Dakota from the Dec. 31, 2010 Mega Millions drawing. They split a total of $11,721 in prize money. The jackpot for the Jan. 4, 2011 Mega Millions drawing now sits at $290 million but could be raised even higher by the end of the day.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Powerball made winners of 1,704 South Dakota players, giving out a total of $9,881 in winnings. Dakota Cash paid out a total of $7,017 in prize money to 4,853 South Dakota players. Wild Card 2 was the way to win for 2,396 individuals, who pocketed a total of $4,047 in winnings. And there were 1,095 Hot Lotto winners in South Dakota on the first day of the new year; they shared a total of $6,080 in prize money.