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South Dakota Lottery Numbers

The Mount Rushmore State sells tickets for a number of different lottery games. Use this page to keep up with the latest South Dakota Lottery numbers. Just click on a quick link to see the latest winning numbers for all your favorite games.

Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – Lotto America – South Dakota Cash – Lucky for Life.

– Latest South Dakota Numbers


Unfortunately, you can’t yet play SD State Lottery games outside of the United States, the good news is you can take part in Lotto America, Powerball and Mega Millions! Visit the Tickets page to pick your numbers.

South Dakota Drawing Schedule

There are five exciting games played across SD, check out the drawing times and when you can buy tickets:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 9:59 PM 9:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 10:00 PM 9:00 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 9:38 PM 8:30 PM
Lotto America Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 PM 9:00 PM
Cash Wednesday & Saturday 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
*Times are shown in CT.

Game Information

The South Dakota Lottery participates in Dakota Cash as well as Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto America and Lucky for Life.

Dakota Cash is the state’s very own jackpot game, with drawings held on Wednesday and Saturday nights. The top prize starts at $20,000 and increases in value until it is won. Players pay $1 for a single ticket and select five numbers from 1 to 35 or have their numbers randomly chosen for them by selecting the Quick Pick option. Here’s how it all works:

Winning Tier Prize Odds
Match 5 of 5 Jackpot 1 in 324,632
Match 4 of 5 $100 1 in 2,164
Match 3 of 5 $3 1 in 75
Match 2 of 5 $1 1 in 8
Overall odds of winning any Dakota Cash prize are approximately 1 in 7.2

The South Dakota Lottery also operates video lottery terminals across the state. These slot machines are centrally operated and have contributed more than $1 billion in revenue since 1989. Games include bingo, poker, blackjack and keno.

Want to play South Dakota Lottery games but don’t want to wait around for a drawing to take place? With scratch tickets, impatience can now be considered a virtue! These instant win games are available from authorized South Dakota Lottery retailers and can net you a big cash prize in just a few seconds.

Claiming Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in South Dakota. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes, or 180 days after the end date of the game for scratch-offs. Any prizes still unclaimed after this date will be returned to the prize pool for future South Dakota Lottery games.

Any South Dakota Lottery prize worth $100 or less can be redeemed from any authorized retailer. If you’re lucky enough to win a prize worth $101 or more, you may claim by mail or visit a South Dakota Lottery office, located in Pierre, Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

If you’ve won a jackpot prize, you need to present the ticket to Lottery officials in person at any of the three lottery offices listed above, and if you win a Powerball or Mega Millions prize, you’ll need to visit the headquarters in Pierre.

South Dakota does not levy any taxes on lottery winnings, but prizes worth $5,000 or more will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent.

Claim a prize by mail

To redeem prizes above $100, sign the back of your ticket, complete a claim form, and mail to:

South Dakota Lottery
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

Allow a minimum of 7-10 days for processing.

History of the South Dakota Lottery

The South Dakota Lottery was established in November 1986 by popular vote. Tickets went on sale on September 30, 1987. In 1989, the Video Lottery was established, but not without some dissatisfaction among South Dakota residents. At one point, the debate over the legality of the game resulted in a State Supreme Court case. However, the game has now been operating continuously since 1994.

South Dakota joined the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) in 1990 and started selling Lotto*America tickets in November of that year. In 1992, the game was replaced by Powerball. Dakota Cash tickets first went on sale in 1993 and the state began selling Mega Millions tickets in 2010.

Since 1987, the South Dakota Lottery has contributed over $2.1 billion to several different state funds. The recipients of lottery revenue are the State General Fund, the Property Tax Reduction Fund and the Capital Construction Fund.


Players must be at least 18 years old to play South Dakota Lottery games. Video lottery games can only be played by those who are 21 and older.

Check the South Dakota Lottery numbers and view prize payout information for Powerball, Mega Millions and Dakota Cash. Are you an SD Lottery winner?

Lucky For Life South Dakota (SD) Lottery Results & Game Details

Lucky for Life South Dakota Hot and Cold Numbers

Hot Numbers

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With a chance to win $1,000 a day for life, what’s not to like about Lucky For Life? It features nine prize tiers in total and overall fantastic odds of snatching a win. And with bi-weekly draws, you get plenty of chances to play and take home that sweet jackpot.

Lucky For Life Drawing Schedule

Lucky For Life has drawings twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays at approximately 9:38 PM CT.

Be sure to purchase your tickets before 8:30 PM on draw nights to qualify for that evening’s draw.

Lucky For Life Payout and Mechanics

To play South Dakota Lottery’s Lucky For Life game, just pick 5 numbers from 1 to 48, and a Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

Lucky For Life costs $2 for each play.

South Dakota Lucky For Life Payouts and Odds

Numbers Matched Prize Odds
5 + Lucky Ball $1,000/day for life 1 in 30,821,472
5 $25,000/year for life 1 in 1,813,028
4 + Lucky Ball $5,000 1 in 143,356
4 $200 1 in 8,433
3 + Lucky Ball $150 1 in 3,414
3 $20 1 in 201
2 + Lucky Ball $25 1 in 250
2 $3 1 in 15
1 + Lucky Ball $6 1 in 50
Lucky Ball $4 1 in 33

Overall odds of winning a prize: approximately 1 in 7.8.

Lucky For Life Prize Claiming

You can claim prizes of up to $100 from any South Dakota Lottery authorized retailer. Prizes of $101 and above must be claimed from any South Dakota Lottery office. Alternatively, you can also claim your prize by mail.

Jackpot winners must present their winning ticket personally at the South Dakota Lottery headquarters in Pierre.

All winners have 180 days after the draw to claim their prize.

Other South Dakota Lotteries

Check latest lottery results, jackpot amounts, winning odds, prize payouts, weekly drawing schedule and other useful information for all South Dakota (SD) lotteries like Lotto America, Dakota Cash, Scratch Games, and the ever-popular multi-state Powerball & Mega Millions lotteries.

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