(PIERRE, SD) – With the South Dakota Lottery celebrating its 25th anniversary September 30, 2012, the agency is recognizing those who are directly responsible for getting its products into the hands of players – the retailers who sell Lottery tickets in their businesses.
One-hundred-six of the more than 600 South Dakota retailers who currently offer the games have been Lottery partners for the entire 25 years of operation. Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle says the agency’s success is due in large part to these front-line representatives.
“We can come up with the best games in the world but if no one is willing to sell them, we have failed in our efforts to raise revenue for the State of South Dakota and its citizens. The Lottery has an exceptional core of retailers who stepped up to the challenge when the first ticket was sold in 1987 and who’ve continued to partner with us every year since. I’m glad we have this opportunity to thank them for their commitment,” Lingle said.
Each of the “25-Year Retailers” will be presented with an anniversary clock commemorating their service. View the complete listing of anniversary retailers on the Lottery website at http://lottery.sd.gov/events/documents/07231225YearRetailersAnnounced.pdf