17,853 South Dakota players had plenty to be thankful for last week, winning a total of $62,538 in the drawings of the state's five lotto games.
Powerball paid out a total of $23,280 in prize money to 3,982 winners for the Nov. 23 and 26 drawings. There were 2,081 Hot Lotto winners sharing in a total of $13,966 in winnings. Wild Card 2 was the way to win for 5,781 South Dakota players for the two drawings; they won a total of $11,243. Dakota Cash paid out a total of $8,408 to 5,260 lucky winners. And there were 749 Mega Millions winners in South Dakota for the Nov. 22 and 25 drawings, splitting a total of $5,641 in cash.