lottery

Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night’s drawing rises to the fourth-largest in U.S. history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don’t improve. They’re stuck at a miserable…

Powerball And Mega Millions Top $400 Million

SIOUX EMPIRE- Picture this, the numbers you have on your lottery ticket are being drawn one-by-one, and you see that you’ve won over $400 Million. Think of the euphoria you would feel. Well, that is going to be someone eventually, but who knows when that will be? All we know is that tons of people across the Sioux Empire are…

Powerball Jackpot Now $460M For Nation’s 10th Largest Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize. Players have until Wednesday night to spend $2 for a chance at the big prize, awarded to anyone matching five white balls drawn from one drum and a red Powerball drawn from another. The odds of winning are…

$343M And $440M Jackpots Tempt Lottery Players

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Lottery players have a chance at winning two giant jackpots that together amount to nearly $800 million. The Mega Millions drawing will take place Tuesday night, offering players an annuity jackpot of $343 million, paid over 29 years. The game’s cash option is an estimated $215 million. It’s the largest Mega Millions prize since a…

Record Jackpot Won In Dakota Cash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State lottery officials say one lucky player has hit a record jackpot in Dakota Cash. Wednesday was the first time in 58 drawings that the Dakota Cash jackpot was won. That pushed the total to about $614,000, the highest since the game was launched in South Dakota in 1994. The game is drawn each Wednesday and…

Winner Comes Forward For $758.7M Powerball Prize

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) – The head of the Massachusetts lottery says the winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize. Michael Sweeney, the lottery’s executive director, says the winner will be introduced at 1 p.m. at lottery headquarters. All he would say about the winner is that it is an individual woman. A store…

$138,000+ Dakota Cash Jackpot won in Canton

PIERRE, S.D.–A single ticket sold in Canton hit the $138,779 Dakota Cash jackpot for the Feb. 15, 2017 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 7, 13, 16, 26 and 29. The holder of the ticket is advised to sign the back of it immediately…

Iowa Lottery Sales Reached Record High In 2016, Report Says

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new report says sales of Iowa Lottery tickets spiked in the budget year that ended June 30 and generated the most revenue in the program’s 31-year history. Backed by surging sales of instant-scratch and Powerball tickets, the Lottery brought in $366.9 million in total revenue, a $42 million increase from the prior year. A…

Two Men Arrested For Using Counterfeit Bills At SF Business

Two men were arrested after trying to use counterfeit bills at a Sioux Falls business. Thirty-seven-year-old Senthong Noy Phiengsai and 29-year-old Brendan Xaysee Kue are charged with possession of a forged instrument, which is a felony. Police say the men were playing video lottery at a business on North Potsdam Avenue, near East Benson Road and East 39th Street North…