South Dakota (SD) Lottery Results
(The Ultimate Guide to Playing the SD Lottery)
South Dakota Lottery Results & Winning Numbers
Did you buy a ticket for last nights’ drawing? Check the latest South Dakota Lottery numbers to see if you are a winner.
Wed, Mar 29, 2023
SD Lotto America
Mon, Mar 27, 2023
SD MEGA Millions
Tue, Mar 28, 2023
SD Powerball Double Play
Mon, Mar 27, 2023
Which South Dakota Lottery Game has the Best Odds?
When playing the South Dakota Lottery, keep in mind that the chances of winning vary greatly between games. Before buying any tickets, smart players compare the overall and individual prize odds for the games they want to play.
You can find a full list of prizes and odds by clicking on any game in the table provided.
|GAME||BASE TICKET PRICE||OVERALL ODDS|
|Dakota Cash||$1||1 in 7.2|
|Lotto America||$1||1 in 9.63|
|Mega Millions||$2||1 in 24|
|Powerball||$2||1 in 24.9|
|SD Scratch Games||$1 - $20|
When is the Next South Dakota Lottery Live Drawing?
Keep track of all South Dakota Lottery draws with our handy calendar featuring drawing and sales cutoff times (in parentheses) for each game. You’ll never miss a chance to win a jackpot again.
|Dakota Cash||Wed / Sat||10pm CT / 9pm MT
(9pm CT / 8pm MT)
|Lotto America||Wed / Sat||10pm CT / 9pm MT
(9pm CT / 8pm MT)
|Mega Millions||Tues / Fri||10pm CT / 9pm MT
(9pm CT / 8pm MT)
|Powerball||Mon / Wed / Sat||9:59pm CT / 8:59pm MT
(9pm CT / 8pm MT)
What are the Players Club and Play it Again Drawings?
The South Dakota Lottery Players Club provides member perks. The Players Club takes fun to the next level with jackpot alerts and Play It Again second chance drawings.
Play it Again
So, you didn’t win? Don’t fret! With the South Dakota Play It Again second chance drawing, you could still be a winner. By joining The Players Club, you can enter non-winning ticket numbers and potentially be in the winner’s circle after all.
What are the Best SD Lottery Scratch Offs?
At Lotto Edge, scratch offs are kind of our deal. Our goal is to analyze scratch off data DAILY for every prize in every game!
However, the South Dakota Lottery does not provide us with enough information to run our thousands of calculations and provide our members with our full list of game rankings.
Fear not though. We DO have a full list of scratch games ranked by the best overall odds of winning.
We’ll stay on top of things and if the SD Lottery provides access to additional information, you can bet we’ll expand our game rankings to help you even more.
Best Scratch Game Odds COMING SOON!
Want some tips on playing the South Dakota Lottery?
Our experts pulled together some tips to help playing the South Dakota Lottery.
Want to share some tips of your own? Let us know.
TIP #1: SCRATCH OFF ODDS
Scratch Off game odds are almost always better than draw games. However, unlike draw games, the odds to win bigger prizes can change daily based on ticket sales and prize claims.
TIP #2: CONSIDER LOTTERY POOLS
A lottery pool is a group of people who combine their funds to buy tickets and share any winnings among the group. On the plus side, you will have more chances at winning. The downside, you will have to split any winnings with the group.
TIP #3: KNOW CLAIM DEADLINES
Know the claim deadline to avoid letting your prize claim expire. Every year millions of dollars in lottery winners are forfeited when they are not claimed in the required time period.
TIP #4: PLAN AHEAD
Lottery winners in the State of South Dakota are considered public record so you cannot remain anonymous. Plan ahead since people will find out your identity and how much you won.
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Commonly Asked Questions by SD Lottery Players
At Lotto Edge, we frequently talk to lottery players and are always researching commonly ask questions around the web. We compiled a list of the frequently asked questions that South Dakota Lottery players are asking.
If you have a question that we haven’t covered, we will try to answer it for you. Drop us a line, we’re happy to help.
When does the South Dakota Lottery post draw results?
The SD Lottery posts winning results immediately after each drawing. Our lottery results, while unofficial, are posted soon after each drawing as well.
Can I play the SD Lottery online?
Unfortunately, the South Dakota Lottery doesn’t currently offer the ability to purchase lottery tickets online.
Can I use a debit or credit card to buy lottery tickets in South Dakota?
In South Dakota, the form of payment allowed to purchased lottery tickets depends on the retailer. Some retailers only take cash, while other retailers will accept cash/credit/debit cards.
The SD Lottery validation centers do accept cash or debit cards for payment for lottery tickets.
How long do I have to claim a winning prize?
Scratch Off prizes can be collected up to 180 days after the published end of the game. Draw game prizes can be collected up to 180 after the drawing that the ticket was purchased for.
How old do I have to be to play the lottery in the state of South Dakota?
If you’re 18 or older, you can play the lottery in South Dakota!
Where can I buy SD Lottery tickets?
There are over 600 retailers selling lottery tickets across South Dakota.
How can I claim a winning ticket?
Prize claims of $100 or less can be claimed at a lottery retailer or by mail.
Prizes of $101 or more must be paid by the Lottery by visiting a region claim center or by mail.
Can SD Lottery winners remain anonymous?
In South Dakota, you can remain anonymous on any amount won on a scratch ticket game. However, jackpots won for online games are required to be public knowledge. Also, Play it Again winners are public knowledge.
Does the South Dakota Lottery have an App?
Yes. The SD lottery app includes an interactive retailer map, current winning numbers and jackpot amounts, ticket scanner to check scratch tickets, access to the Players Club to enter Play It Again drawings and latest news and promotion notifications.
What are the 3 digit codes on scratch off tickets?
These 3 digit codes are also known as validation codes. The 3 digit codes were used by retailers for sight validations prior to computers doing the validation. You can read more about the secret SD Lottery Codes on our blog.
Where can I see a list of South Dakota Lottery winners?
The SD lottery posts recent winners in all games including scratch off and draw games. You can find the latest list of winners at the SD Lottery Winner by visiting the official SD lottery website at lottery.sd.gov and clicking Winners from the Main Menu. Under Winners, select Winning Players to see a current list.
Where can I find lottery ball drawing predictions?
Anyone or any website offering to sell you drawing game predictions should be viewed with skepticism. Drawing games are random ball drawings where the previous draws have no impact on future drawings.
Where can I find past SD Lottery drawing results?
SD Lottery numbers from past drawing are available from lottery.sd.gov. Click on Lott Games in the main menu then select Past Winning Numbers.
Are there any scratch off lottery strategies that can help me?
Check out our best South Dakota Lottery scratch off ranking based on overall game odds.
Playing SD Lottery Online / Online Gambling
The SD Lottery doesn’t currently offer the ability to buy lottery tickets on their official website or allow 3rd party ticket brokers to sell tickets.
South Dakota has also been slow to expand their gambling offerings to other services. We’ve included a full list of online gambling options legal in the State of South Dakota.
About the South Dakota Lottery
Almost 95 cents of every dollar the South Dakota Lottery earns goes back to the state to support education, roads and natural resources. Since it began in 1987, more than $3.41 billion has been returned to the state. Of that total, more than $1.35 billion has gone to K-12 schools, state universities and technical institutes. Lottery proceeds have helped local communities pay for rural water systems and wastewater improvement systems.
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