h Dakota lottery begin in the year 1986 and the net income goes back to South Dakota to pay for things important to South Dakotans. On average, the South Dakota Lottery gives $491K per day back to the state of SD. That money goes to help improve schools, natural resources and more. In 2021, more than $179 million went directly back to the state. Video Lottery sales increased 10.1 percent from last year. Total Fiscal Year 2022 Lottery revenue generated for state funds was more than $179 million.
Almost 95 cents of every dollar the Lottery earns goes directly back to South Dakota. Of the $179 million raised last year, more than 49% went to education, plus millions more for roads, natural resources and to support South Dakotans. The Lottery has provided $1.35 billion to the state General Fund. The General Fund is the state government’s general spending account and supports public and higher education, programs I.E. Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for families that need it, human services facilities and the legal system.
The state Bureau of Finance & Management provides a summary of General Fund receipts and expenditures for the current state fiscal year in its Budget in Brief document. Half of that money every year from the General Fund is used to support local K-12 schools, state universities and technical institutes.
The Lottery has provided nearly $120 million to the Capital Construction Fund. These funds help the community for paying for water systems, drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, recycling and waste disposal programs. The Lottery has also provided $4.9 million to the S.D. Department of Social Services for problem gambling treatment services.
The lottery provides games like Powerball with the optional Powerplay, Powerball Double Play, Mega Millions with the optional Megaplier, Dakota Cash, Lucky for Life, and Lotto America
Here's the process for claiming South Dakota Lottery prizes.
Jackpot-winning tickets for Dakota Cash and Lotto America, top prize-winning tickets for Lucky for Life, and second prizes for Powerball and Mega Millions must be claimed in person at claim centers.
Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots can only be claimed in person at the South Dakota Lottery Headquarters.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket and a completed claim form to:
South Dakota Lottery Main Office
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
All documents must be mailed via USPS certified mail.
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
|$100 or less||Option 1 Claim at any local retailer.|
|Option 2 Claim by mail.|
|$101 or more||Option 1 Claim at any South Dakota claim center.|
|Option 2 Claim by mail.|
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes claimed by U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0%|
If the winner is not a citizen or resident of the U.S., the South Dakota Lottery withholds a greater amount for taxes.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0%|
You must be at least 18 years old to buy online or scratch ticket purchases. You must be 21 years old to play video lottery according to South Dakota State law.
Unfortunately, in the state of South Dakota, state laws and regulations do not permit the sale of tickets by mail, phone or internet. You must buy your tickets from a licensed South Dakota Retailer.
you can enter non-winning tickets in the players club but you must be a member.
There are a couple of ways to find out you are a winner. If you have a scratch ticket, please see a South Dakota Licensed retailer and use the ticket scanner to scan it and see if you win. You can check lottery results on Lottery Current or at the SD official website for recent or past winning numbers.
SD Lottery tickets are valid 180 days from the day of the draw for online games. Scratch games have 180 days from their end date.
The lottery is required by the IRS to withhold 24% from prizes of more than $5000. The state of South Dakota does not charge state. When you claim prize amounts of $600 - $4999 we will provide you with a W-2G when you pick up your prize.
Because that is where most people live and play the lottery? Both areas are also popular tourist destinations.
Once you get a winning jackpot prize, you must sign the back of the ticket and call the lottery. We recommend that you sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe and secure location. It’s also recommended to get some legal and financial advice. The state lottery also offers a Winner's Handbook with some tips to help you. When you're ready, give us a call to make arrangements to validate the ticket and claim your prize. to a local lottery retailer to cash it.
Yes, actually the first Mega Millions drawing of 2023 had a lucky lottery winner that resulted in a $4 million winning ticket payout purchased in Rapid City. The winning ticket was sold at Corner Pantry, located at 310 E. Fairmont Blvd. in Rapid City. The winning ticket matched 5 of 5 lottery numbers and was just the Mega Ball away from the $785 million jackpot top prize. Also, someone won the Powerball in South Dakota. According to the official Powerball website, a resident of Sioux Falls won a Powerball jackpot on August 12th, 2020.
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