John Breth of Sturgis on Feb. 23, 2011 claimed his $5,000 prize from the Feb. 16, 2011 Wild Card 2 drawing at the Rapid City Lottery office.
Breth's ticket matched all five white ball numbers but not the Wild Card to win the game's second prize. He purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at Kwik Mart in Sturgis; the store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. According to Breth, he plans to use the prize money to pay bills and take his wife on a trip to Las Vegas.
Breth was one of two $5,000 winners from the Feb. 16, 2011 Wild Card 2 drawing. The other winner, Calvin Reuer of Belle Fourche, claimed his prize at the Pierre Lottery office on Feb. 22, 2011. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Wild Card 2 are 1:90,619.
Wild Card 2 is played in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The jackpot currently sits at $300,000 for the next Wild Card 2 drawing on Wed., Feb. 23, 2011.