South Dakota Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Dakota CashJackpot5 from 1-359:00 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:00 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:00 p.m.
Lotto AmericaJackpot5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-109:00 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-188:30 p.m.


Game Schedule

Dakota Cash10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Powerball9:59 p.m.9:59 p.m.
Mega Millions10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lotto America10:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life9:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

*All times are displayed in South Dakota local time.


South Dakota Lottery Draws & Game Updates

All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for South Dakota Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.


Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each South Dakota State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Dakota Cashup to 9
Powerballup to 9
Mega Millionsup to 9
Lotto Americaup to 9
Lucky for Lifeup to 9


Tax Information

South Dakota Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax0.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, South Dakota Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such: 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax0.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax30.0%

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About the South Dakota Lottery

The South Dakota Lottery was approved in 1986 via referendum, with support from over 60% of voters. The following year, the South Dakota State Lottery started selling instant tickets. Proving a huge success, it would repay its $1.5 million debt to the state within three months. 

South Dakota pioneered the first-ever state video lottery in October 1989. Over the next 17 years, the South Dakota Lottery Commission fought off no less than seven Supreme Court attempts to declare video lotteries unconstitutional.

  • The first attempt to close down the video lottery was filled in 1992
  • In June 1994 it was declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court
  • A resolution passed in July the same year, to amend the constitution
  • In August 1994 it was shut down again by a Constitutional Court Order
  • In November 1994, after another vote and a 6% winning margin, the game was again restarted.
  • Another attempt to bring an end to the video lottery was filed on November 7, 2000, but lost again with an 8% margin.
  • The final effort to stop the video lottery was launched in November 2006. It failed again by a 67 to 33 margin.

The Lottery has successfully managed to support various educational, environmental, and support initiatives for problematic gambling, in excess of $2.58 billion. Their contributions to the state support various education programs. Over $79 million has been given to help pay for various 

environmental projects to improve water quality.

South Dakota Lottery FAQ

You have 180 days to collect your prize from the date of the South Dakota Lottery results.

Yes. Should you lose your ticket it’s the only way you may be identified.

You can currently only buy tickets at a participating retailer.

If you hit the South Dakota Lottery winning numbers, you can claim all prizes smaller than $100 at a participating retailer. If you have won more than $101 you can claim your prize at the official offices of the Lottery as soon as the following morning.

If you’re a Mega Millions or PowerBall jackpot winner, you must visit the Lottery HQ office to claim your prize. You’ll have 180 days from the date when the results of the South Dakota Lottery are released to claim your prize. There are no South Dakota Lottery Lucky for Life games at the time.

All winnings higher than $600 are reported to the IRS by the Lottery. No state taxes are withheld by the South Dakota Lottery. If you win more than $5,000, Federal taxes will be deducted and withheld.

You have to be 18 years or older to play the South Dakota Lottery.

South Dakota Lottery scratch tickets for instant wins are available from all participating retailers.

Dakota Cash – Wed & Sat at 10 pm

South Dakota Lottery Mega Millions – Tues & Fri at 10 pm

Lotto America – Wed & Sat at 10 pm

South Dakota Lottery Powerball – Wed & Sat at 9:59 pm

South Dakota Lottery Lucky 4 Life – Mon & Thurs at 9:30 pm

Yes, mostly. Unfortunately, information about South Dakota Lottery winners is allowed to be shared with the public.

That said, the Lottery won’t publish information that can infringe on your privacy. You can contact your lawyer to assist you in creating a trust through which to claim your prize and remain anonymous.

Yes! You can buy tickets in advance for future draws. You can play the same South Dakota Lottery numbers or different numbers for each draw.

Yes. But you must be a ‘Players Club Member’ to view the exclusive South Dakota Lottery Second Chance promos. You can register for free on the South Dakota Lottery app, or on the website.

It’s your South Dakota Lottery codes and are used to verify winning tickets in the event that the South Dakota Lottery ticket scanner is out of order.

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