4th of July weekend was a hot one for lotto winners in South Dakota. Among the 9,987 winners sharing in a total of $202,274 in prize money from the July 1-2, 2011 drawings of South Dakota's five lotto games was a Wild Card 2 jackpot winner, a $30,000 Hot Lotto winner, and a $5,000 Wild Card 2 winner.
The $130,000 Wild Card 2 jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Wall, and the $5,000 Wild Card 2 ticket was purchased in Yankton. The $30,000 Hot Lotto ticket was sold in Sioux Falls.
On July 1, 2011, Mega Millions paid out a total of $4,952 to 521 South Dakota winners. In the July 2, 2011 drawings, there were 2,100 Powerball winners splitting a total of $13,775. Dakota Cash made 3,237 players a total of $4,802 richer. Wild Card 2 proved a big winner for 2,964 South Dakota players, including a jackpot winner. Total prizes won in Wild Card 2 were $141,331. And Hot Lotto sizzled for 1,165 people in the state with total winnings of $37,414.