A $5,000 Wild Card 2 winner from Brookings is among the 11,979 South Dakota winners sharing in a total of $45,427 in cash from the April 24-25, 2012 drawings of the state's five lotto games.
Powerball paid out a total of $15,737 to 2,186 lucky players. There were 2,891 Wild Card 2 winners in all, splitting a total of $10,606 in prize money. Dakota Cash handed over $7,729 to 5,253 South Dakotans. Hot Lotto sizzled for 997 players who won a total of $6,006. And there were 652 South Dakota Mega Millions players winning a total of $5,349 in prizes.