South Dakota Lottery Main Office - Pierre
Phone: (605) 773-5770
- Opening times:
- Monday to Friday - -
|Game||Result||Est. Jackpot||Next Draw|
Lucky for Life
Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing their activities in South Dakota. Be aware, stay alert, and never send money to receive a lottery prize.
Powerball draws continue as normal.
Starting jackpots for South Dakota Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed - amounts will be published before each draw and now depend on ticket sales and interest rates.
Minimum jackpot increases between draws have been removed for both Powerball and Mega Millions.
All South Dakota Claim Centers are opened. Visitors and staff are required to follow the social distancing rules set by CDC.
Prizes of $100 or less can be claimed at South Dakota Lottery retailers, or alternatively sign the back of the ticket and send it to the South Dakota Lottery Main Office in Pierre.
Prizes of $101 and over can be claimed by mail: complete and sign the back of the ticket, fill out the Prize Claim Form, and include a copy of a valid photo ID. Alternatively prizes of $101 and over may be claimed in person at the validation centers in Pierre, Rapid City or Sioux Falls.
All documents need to be mailed via certified mail to the South Dakota Lottery. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.
All Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot winning tickets must be claimed in person from the South Dakota Lottery Main Office in Pierre.
The following winning tickets need to be claimed in person from any of the South Dakota Lottery Offices:
A quick explainer for all South Dakota State Lottery games.
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sales Close|
|Dakota Cash||Jackpot||5 from 1-35||9:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||9:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||9:00 p.m.|
|Lotto America||Jackpot||5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-10||9:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18||8:30 p.m.|
Find out when each draw takes place.
|Dakota Cash||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||9:59 p.m.||9:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Lotto America||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||9:30 p.m.||9:30 p.m.|
|All times displayed in South Dakota local time.|
South Dakota Lottery allows players to purchase tickets for a number of consecutive lottery draws in advance.
|Dakota Cash||up to 9|
|Powerball||up to 9|
|Mega Millions||up to 9|
|Lotto America||up to 9|
|Lucky for Life||up to 9|
Here’s the normal process for claiming prizes in South Dakota.
Postal Address: South Dakota Lottery Main Office, 711 E. Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes claimed by U.S. citizens or residents within the state of South Dakota.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0%|
If the winner is not a citizen or is not a resident of the U.S., the taxes withheld by the South Dakota Lottery are different:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||0%|
The South Dakota Lottery was approved in 1986 and has been operating for more than 30 years.
The Lottery provides fun and interactive games to the general public, including scratch tickets, jackpots, and the first video lottery introduced in the United States. As of 2016, the Lottery has provided more than $2.58 billion to support education, the environment, and gambling addiction treatment services. Their contribution to the state General Fund supports K-12 schools, as well as post-secondary schools.
The Lottery has also provided more than $79 million to help pay for drinking water and wastewater improvement projects, recycling, and waste disposal programs. The South Dakota Lottery is committed to ensuring that players enjoy responsible gambling and is proud to assist the Department of Social Services with gambling treatment services.
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to collect your winnings.
Yes. If your ticket is lost or stolen and you haven’t signed it, you may not be able to claim it as your own.
Due to strict regulations, the state of South Dakota does not currently sell lottery tickets online, on the phone, or by mail. Tickets can be purchased in person at any authorized retailer.
Prizes under $100 can be redeemed at an authorized retailer immediately following the draw. Prizes greater than $101 can be redeemed at a lottery office at the beginning of business on the day after the draw. Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot winners must visit the South Dakota Lottery office in Pierre to claim their prize.
The South Dakota Lottery reports all winnings of $600 or more to the Internal Revenue Service. Winners of prizes greater than $600 are required to report their winnings on tax returns.
South Dakota is one of eight states that currently does not deduct state income tax. Federal income taxes must still be paid, however, and prizes of more than $5,000 will have a percentage withheld during payout. Check our Tax Information section for more details.
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can play the South Dakota Lottery.
You can remain anonymous after winning any prize, except if you win the jackpot. The information of jackpot winners in the state of South Dakota is considered public knowledge. They won’t, however, publish your contact information or address and the winner can deny the South Dakota Lottery the use of their picture and name for advertisement purposes.
We suggest that you consult with a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust in order to be able to retain your anonymity.
Definitely! In South Dakota, you have the option of purchasing multiple tickets for several consecutive draws. Our Advanced Draws section will give you more information.
In South Dakota, lottery ticket sales proceeds go to several initiatives, including education, water programs, waste disposal and recycling, and a number of other programs.
Got any more questions about the South Dakota Lottery? Contact us we'd love to help answer them.