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Another $200,000 Powerball prize won in South Dakota

For Immediate Release: 10/11/2007

(Pierre) - For the second drawing in a row, a Powerball prize of $200,000 was won in South Dakota.

A ticket sold in Minnehaha County missed the jackpot by one number, matching the five white balls, but not the red Powerball to win the game’s second prize in Wednesday night’s drawing.

The winning Powerball numbers for the Wednesday, October 10 drawing were:  12, 16, 31, 33, 54 and the Powerball was 5.  The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Lottery officials are also still waiting for the winner from last Saturday night’s drawing to come forward.  That ticket, which also won the $200,000 Powerball prize, was sold in North Sioux City.

Lottery director Norm Lingle said, “Having two winners of that prize back to back is great.  It may not be the jackpot, but it sure is the next best thing.  The real fun will be paying the winners.  We’re looking forward to hearing from them.”

Lingle said each ticket holder should sign the back of the ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and contact the Lottery office in Sioux Falls (605-367-5840) or Pierre (605-773-5770) to make arrangements to validate the ticket and claim the prize.

Lotto prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in which the prize was won.

A single ticket sold in Colorado matched all six numbers to win the $20 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night.  The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing starts again at $15 million.

Powerball is played in 29 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The odds of winning the jackpot are 1:146,107,962.  The odds of winning the second prize are 1:3,563,609.

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