The first Lucky For Life drawing of the new year was highlighted by continued success for South Dakota Lottery players.
A ticket matching 5 of 5 winning numbers was sold at Coyle's Super Valu in Philip prior to Thursday's drawing, earning the game's second prize of $25,000 a year for life. The winning ticket also features a cash option of $390,000.
The numbers on the ticket were 1, 3, 18, 22 and 33, and the odds of winning the prize were 1:1,813,028. Thursday's winner was only matching the winning Lucky Ball away from claiming the game's top prize, which is $1,000 a day for the rest of his or her life.
Since Lucky For Life sales began in South Dakota on June 5, 2017, the state has been home to several big winners. Thursday's drawing resulted in South Dakota's fourth second-prize winner, while a top prize was also claimed in 2019.
If you are Thursday's winner, please sign the back of your ticket immediately and visit a South Dakota Lottery office to claim your prize. The Pierre Lottery office is located at 711 E. Wells Ave. The Lottery also recommends the winner speaks with a financial advisor before claiming his or her prize.
Lucky For Life is offered in 25 states, plus the District of Columbia. Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday. For more information on Lucky for Life, visit