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Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
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SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
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A time for wine, a time for beer
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DAUGAARD: There's something for everyone at the State Fair
WOSTER: Musings about tractor mowing
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Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot
At $700 million, Wednesday night's Powerball prize is the second-largest lottery jackpot in its history, and the math is working out in favor...
14 hours 20 min ago
June 1, 2017
Changes are ahead for Mega Millions, and Hot Lotto too, state director says
PIERRE — Big changes for the Mega Millions lotto game will be proposed at the next meeting for the South Dakota Lottery Commission, Director...
June 1, 2017 - 5:39pm
April 14, 2017
Lottery officials forecast $400K from life game
PIERRE — South Dakota Lottery officials predict $416,200 in net revenue from the first year of sales of the Lucky for Life lotto game that received initial approval last month. The estimate is based on $2 million of sales and $1,583,800 of expenses, including $1.2 million in...
April 14, 2017 - 6:06pm
Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pierre worth $50,000
PIERRE (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in Pierre is worth $50,000. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game's third prize in Wednesday's drawing. The winning numbers are 8, 14, 61, 63 and 68, with the...
April 14, 2017 - 11:16am
February 23, 2017
Winning Powerball ticket worth $435 million sold in Indiana
A Powerball ticket sold in Indiana matched the winning numbers of a drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 22, for the game's $435 million jackpot, one of...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
October 10, 2016
Powerball lottery ticket sold in Watertown worth $100,000
WATERTOWN (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in Watertown is worth $100,000 in the latest drawing. Lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game's $50,000 third prize in Saturday's drawing, and the ticket holder bought...
October 10, 2016 - 5:32pm
August 5, 2016
Lottery officials forecast a minimal uptick in 2017
PIERRE — South Dakota saw more video lottery terminals in operation during July and the amount of money that players lost went up as well. That was one piece of the summary delivered Thursday to the South Dakota Lottery Commission. The other parts showed sales of instant-win...
August 5, 2016 - 5:59pm
June 3, 2016
Two Mitchell men win $50K Powerball
For two Mitchell men, buying lottery tickets for the past 20 years has finally paid off. Philip Picha and Mike Hilton are splitting their $50,000 winnings from their Powerball ticket, drawn on Wednesday. The duo matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball to claim...
June 3, 2016 - 8:45pm
Lottery commissioners agree it's time to try new directions
PIERRE — Unable again this year to get approval from the Legislature on expanding video lottery, the South Dakota Lottery Commission decided by consensus Friday to focus on finding innovations for its other products. The commissioners want more emphasis on instant tickets and...
June 3, 2016 - 4:16pm
Elderly man sentenced in wide-ranging Jamaican lottery scam
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An elderly man from Kentucky who decided to participate in a Jamaican lottery scam after he was victimized was sentenced on Thursday to time served and ordered to help pay back more than $5 million in losses to other victims. North Dakota authorities say James...
June 3, 2016 - 10:53am
May 26, 2016
$25,146 Dakota Cash jackpot won in Canton
PIERRE — A single ticket sold in Canton matched all five numbers in Wednesday's drawing to win the $25,146 Dakota Cash jackpot. Winning numbers are 4, 19, 21, 27 and 33. The odds of winning the top prize in Dakota Cash are 1:324,632.
May 26, 2016 - 5:13pm
May 12, 2016
Lottery officials hope EZ Match is a winner
PIERRE— The South Dakota Lottery is preparing to offer a new product that is a hybrid between jackpot lotto games and instant-win scratch tickets. The game, known as EZ Match, would be an added option for the Dakota Cash lotto game that's been offered since 1993. Players who...
May 12, 2016 - 6:03pm
May 5, 2016
$35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot won in Watertown
Pierre — A single ticket sold in Watertown hit the $35,658 Dakota Cash jackpot for the May 4 drawing. The lucky ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers; the odds of winning the top prize in Dakota Cash are 1:324,632. Winning numbers are 1, 3, 15, 18 and 27. The holder...
May 5, 2016 - 4:10pm
March 29, 2016
Custer resident claims $50,000 Powerball prize
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Custer resident has claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize that he won last week. South Dakota lottery officials say Ray McLaughlin has claimed the winning ticket from Wednesday's drawing. The ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win...
March 29, 2016 - 4:15pm
February 24, 2016
Wild Card 2 lottery comes to an end in 4 northern states
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lottery game played in some northern states for nearly two decades is ending with Wednesday's final drawing due to sagging sales. Wild Card 2 has had dozens of jackpot winners, including a $2.8 million payout in Idaho in June 2007, and has paid out tens of...
February 24, 2016 - 11:51am