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Did anyone win Mega Millions in South Dakota?

The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow as there was no grand prize winner for the drawing held on Friday, October 13, 2023. Let’s take a look at the recent Mega Millions results in South Dakota to see if anyone in the state matched enough numbers to win a prize.

What are the latest Mega Millions winning numbers?

Here are the winning numbers for the October 13, 2023 Mega Millions drawing:

  • White balls: 3, 20, 46, 59, 63
  • Gold Mega Ball: 13

The Megaplier was 3x.

To win the grand prize jackpot, players needed to match all five white balls in any order, plus the gold Mega Ball. The estimated jackpot was $494 million ($248.7 million cash option) for the October 13 drawing.

Did anyone in South Dakota win Mega Millions prizes recently?

While there was no jackpot winner in South Dakota for the October 13 drawing, some players in the state did win smaller prizes:

  • Two tickets sold in South Dakota matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win $10,000 each. With the 3x Megaplier, the prize amount increased to $30,000 for each ticket.
  • Thirty-two tickets matched four white balls to win $500 each. With the 3x Megaplier, twelve of those prizes increased to $1,500 each.
  • Four hundred and sixty-one tickets matched three white balls plus the Mega Ball to win $200 each. Ninety-two of those prizes increased to $600 each with the Megaplier.
  • Nine hundred and ninety-seven South Dakota tickets matched three white balls to win $10 each. One hundred and ninety-five of those prizes increased to $30 each with the Megaplier.
  • Four thousand, one hundred and sixty tickets sold in the state won $4 each for matching the Mega Ball only.

Overall, thousands of Mega Millions players in South Dakota won prizes in the October 13 drawing. However, the big jackpot continued rolling as no ticket matched all six numbers. The South Dakota Lottery reported over $127,000 in total Mega Millions prizes won in the state for this drawing.

What are the largest Mega Millions prizes won in South Dakota?

While South Dakota has yet to produce a Mega Millions jackpot winner, some notable prizes have been won in the state:

  • In March 2019, a ticket sold in Sioux Falls won $1 million. The lucky player matched all five white balls but missed the Mega Ball.
  • In January 2020, a $10,000 prize increased to $30,000 with the Megaplier. The winner purchased their ticket in Vermillion.
  • In September 2020, a Rapid City resident won $50,000 after their Megaplier tripled the $20,000 prize for matching four balls plus the Mega Ball.

Those remain the three largest Mega Millions prizes won to date in South Dakota. With the game’s growing jackpots, more substantial wins could be on the horizon.

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions in South Dakota?

All players face the same long odds to win the Mega Millions jackpot, no matter where the ticket is purchased. The odds are 1 in 302,575,350 to match all six numbers. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 24.

Here are the odds to win the other Mega Millions prize amounts in South Dakota:

  • Match 5 white balls: 1 in 12,607,306
  • Match 4 white balls + Mega Ball: 1 in 931,001
  • Match 4 white balls: 1 in 38,792
  • Match 3 white balls + Mega Ball: 1 in 14,547
  • Match 3 white balls: 1 in 606
  • Match 2 white balls + Mega Ball: 1 in 783
  • Match 1 white ball + Mega Ball: 1 in 1,081
  • Match Mega Ball: 1 in 37

As shown above, the chances of becoming a millionaire or winning a massive jackpot are very small. But South Dakota players have bucked the odds before to win sizable prizes. Regular ticket purchases boost the odds of a potential win.

Where does South Dakota Lottery Mega Millions revenue go?

The South Dakota Lottery has raised over $1.5 billion for education, the state General Fund, and other programs since 1987. Mega Millions ticket sales and unclaimed prizes also contribute funds.

By law, 50% of overall South Dakota Lottery revenue goes toward education. Programs receiving support include:

  • Education Enhancement Trust Fund
  • Building South Dakota fund for school construction
  • South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

The remainder goes to the state General Fund, retailer commissions, and operating expenses. So while playing Mega Millions in South Dakota, players have the added incentive that part of their ticket purchase aids schools and students.

What changes are coming to Mega Millions in 2022?

Mega Millions recently underwent some changes effective for the October 31, 2022 drawing. Highlights include:

  • Starting jackpot raised from $20 million to $40 million
  • Maximum jackpot odds improved from 1 in 302.6 million to 1 in 302.5 million
  • Ticket price increased from $2 to $3
  • Prize payouts and secondary prizes also increased

The Megaplier add-on feature remains in place to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times. Overall, the changes award larger prizes more frequently across the prize tiers. South Dakota players should see more significant wins in the future.

Has the Mega Millions jackpot been won in South Dakota before?

While no Mega Millions jackpot has been won in South Dakota yet, local players should not lose hope. Prior to the odds change, jackpots had better chances of rolling over to increase the potential top prize. With the new Mega Millions format just implemented on October 31, larger starting jackpots and quicker rollovers could help South Dakota eventually produce a lucky grand prize winner.

For now, residents can look back on some notable near-misses for the state:

  • In March 2019, a $1 million second prize winning ticket was sold in Sioux Falls on a draw date when the jackpot reached $494 million.
  • In January 2021, a Rapid City ticket won $30,000 on a roll when the jackpot climbed to a massive $1.05 billion.

Both instances show South Dakota lottery players can come very close to the ultimate Mega Millions prize. The state also has over 330,000 residents playing the game who could get randomly lucky on any given draw night.

Can South Dakota residents play Mega Millions online?

At this time, South Dakota does not allow players to purchase Mega Millions tickets through online lottery services. Residents must buy tickets in-person at authorized retailers to participate.

A handful of states do sell lottery tickets online, but South Dakota has no legislation in place to allow for this currently. While convenient, online lottery ticket sales do have some concerns, including potential sales to minors and fraud. Lawmakers continue debating pros and cons.

For now, South Dakotans can use the Lottery’s website to find the nearest retailers selling Mega Millions tickets. Players can also join in-state office pools or syndicates to purchase group tickets.

Where can I find the latest South Dakota Mega Millions winning numbers?

South Dakota Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. CT. Players can find the latest winning numbers in several places:

  • South Dakota Lottery website and mobile app
  • Local television stations and newspapers
  • Lottery retailer locations
  • The Mega Millions website and mobile app

Results are typically posted within an hour after the drawing occurs. Players can check their tickets in-store atLottery retailers, scan them using the mobile app, or enter numbers manually on the Lottery website.

What is the most common Mega Millions winning number in South Dakota?

According to statistical analyses of previous drawings, certain numbers tend to come up more often in Mega Millions results. These are some of the most frequently appearing Mega Millions numbers for South Dakota players:

  • White balls: 31, 41, 4, 51
  • Mega Ball: 5

However, every number has an equal random mathematical chance of being selected on any given Mega Millions roll. There is no guarantee that hot or overdue numbers will appear.

What is the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever won in the United States?

The current Mega Millions record jackpot stands at a whopping $1.537 billion. It was won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina for the October 23, 2018 drawing.

Here are the top 5 largest jackpots in Mega Millions history and where the tickets were sold:

Rank Jackpot Amount Date Won Winning Ticket State
1 $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 South Carolina
2 $1.05 billion 1/22/2021 Michigan
3 $656 million 3/30/2012 Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
4 $648 million 12/17/2013 California, Georgia
5 $543 million 7/24/2018 California

As the current Mega Millions jackpot keeps rising, it could potentially surpass the $1.537 billion record in the near future.

Has anyone in South Dakota ever won the Mega Millions jackpot?

While South Dakota Lottery players have claimed several sizable Mega Millions prizes over the years, the state is still seeking its first jackpot winner.

Nearby states like Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and North Dakota are also chasing their first Mega Millions grand prize victories. But with the game’s coast-to-coast reach, any state participating could produce the next lucky ticket.

For hopeful South Dakota residents, buying a Mega Millions ticket is the only path to potentially winning millions. Budgeting a small amount for lottery games can make for fun entertainment and offers a shot at life-changing fortune.

What was the biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in South Dakota?

The largest Mega Millions prize claimed so far in South Dakota is $30,000. That impressive win came in January 2020 when a Vermillion resident matched four white balls and the Mega Ball. The 3x Megaplier multiplied their $10,000 prize to reach $30,000.

Here are the top 5 biggest Mega Millions winners to date in South Dakota:

Rank Prize Won Date Winning Ticket Details
1 $30,000 1/7/2020 Matched 4 white balls + Mega Ball, with 3x Megaplier
2 $30,000 10/13/2023 Matched 4 white balls + Mega Ball, with 3x Megaplier
3 $20,000 9/15/2020 Matched 4 white balls + Mega Ball
4 $10,000 3/12/2019 Matched 5 white balls, missed Mega Ball
5 $7,000 5/17/2022 Matched 4 white balls, with 2x Megaplier

Winning over $30,000 on a $2 or $3 Mega Millions ticket is an impressive payout. South Dakota Lottery players will continue trying their luck to score an even bigger prize.


While the sought after Mega Millions jackpot remains up for grabs, South Dakota players have won big with smaller prize tiers. With the lottery supporting education and state funds, residents can feel good about trying their chances to become the state’s first grand prize winner. The recent game changes also increase the payouts at other levels, so Mega Millions players have even better odds to take home substantial winnings. South Dakota anxiously awaits its first jackpot victor, who could potentially emerge on the next historic Mega Millions drawing.