Brian Schwartz of Lennox is South Dakota's first winner in the "Watch to Win" promotion being held in conjunction with Powerball.
Schwartz was one of 32 winners chosen from among 13,164 entries nationwide to win a Garmin GPS. He entered on-line at www.powerball.com using the "secret word" announced during the televised Powerball drawing on Feb. 16, 2011. The promotion gives the public 36 hours from the time the "secret word" is announced to enter the on-line contest to win prizes.
The promotion began on Jan. 26, 2011 and runs every Powerball draw night, which are Wednesdays and Saturdays. To date, the prizes awarded include Sharp HD/DVD TV's, Sony 3-D Blue Ray Players, Yamaha Home Theatre systems, among other items. The final "Watch to Win" giveaway will be held following the Feb. 19, 2011 drawing.
In South Dakota, the public can get the "secret word" to enter by watching the televised Powerball drawing on WGN on Midcontinent Cable. The "secret word" is also revealed by email to Players Club members following the draw.