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Sioux Falls Couple Claims $261,232 Dakota Cash Jackpot

For Immediate Release: 2/25/2003

(Pierre) - Jill and Wayne Rand of Sioux Falls today claimed the 4th largest Dakota Cash jackpot won since the game began in 1993.  The Rands won the $261,232 jackpot for the Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003 drawing.

Jill Rand said they at first couldn’t believe they had won.  “We kept double checking and double checking -- first the winning numbers on the computer and then the date on the ticket,” she said.

It was true.  The Rands picked up their jackpot prize, which totaled $190,699.36 after federal taxes, at the Sioux Falls Lottery office earlier this afternoon.

Wayne Rand purchased the winning “quick pick” ticket at Lewis Drug Southwest on West 41st Street in Sioux Falls

Dakota Cash is played only in South Dakota.  The Rands are the 79th Dakota Cash jackpot winners.

The top 3 Dakota Cash jackpots won to date are: $460,029 won by Carla Poulson of Ft. Pierre in November,1994; $339,872 won by Maribelle Peterson of Philip in March, 1999; and $267,190 won by William Muhm of Rapid City in November 1997.

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