A jackpot winner and two winners of $5,000 or more were among the 11,657 South Dakota players sharing in $160,981 in prize money from the October 15-16, 2011 drawings of the state's five lotto games.
The $100,406 Dakota Cash jackpot was hit in Sioux Falls. There were 3,681 Dakota Cash winners in all pocketing a share of $105,758 in total winnings. A $10,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Sioux Falls, one of 3,163 tickets worth a total of $32,952 in prize money for South Dakota players. Wild Card 2 boasted a $5,000 ticket sold in Aberdeen; in all, the game paid out a total of $9,732 to 2,803 players. Hot Lotto sizzled for 1,628 South Dakota players who won a total of $9,578. And Mega Millions paid out a total of $2,961 to 382 winners in South Dakota.