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WINNER COUNT: October 7-8, 2011 Lotto Drawings

For Immediate Release: 10/11/2011

11,125 lucky winners are sharing in a total of $46,737 in prize money from the October 7-8, 2011 drawings of South Dakota's five lotto games.

Powerball led the way, passing out a total of $22,583 to 2,652 South Dakota players. Hot Lotto sizzled for 1,677 people who split a total of $10,037 in winnings. Wild Card 2 was the way to win for 2,990 people in the state who won a total of $6,063. Dakota Cash paid out $5,028 to 3,408 lucky South Dakotans. And there were 398 Mega Millions winners, all getting a share of $3,026 in total prizes.

The $145,000 Wild Card 2 jackpot was also hit on October 8, 2011 on a single ticket sold in Kootenai County, Idaho. The odds of winning the Wild Card 2 jackpot are 1:1,359,288. The jackpot starts again at $100,000 for the next drawing on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

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