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South Dakota Big Winner In Mega Millions

April 3, 2012, 6:04 PM by Austin Hoffman

South Dakota Big Winner In Mega Millions
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

South Dakota had one $250,000 winner in last week's record Mega Millions jackpot; and believe it or not, it wasn't on top of the state's winners list. South Dakota ended up fairing quite well when the numbers were finally drawn.

If you stopped at a gas station last Friday, odds are you either bought a Mega Millions ticket or were in line behind someone who did.

All together, South Dakotans spent more than $1 million on a chance at winning the record $656 million jackpot.

"I think it goes without saying that in lotto-style game, the higher the jackpot, the more tickets you're going to sell," South Dakota’s Lottery Director Norm Lingle said.

But most South Dakotans didn't get their money back. Along with the $250,000 ticket, Lingle said three $10,000 tickets were also sold. However, the big winner was the state, reeling in nearly $282,000.

Friday's winners are probably still in shock with a newfound treasure chest, and the state could also always use some extra cash.

"When it's all said and done, approximately 25 cents out of every dollar sold is transferred to either the general fund or the capital construction fund at the end of the fiscal year," Lingle said.

50 cents from every ticket also goes into the winners' pool, and the rest of the money is used for overheard costs.

No matter how it's spent, Lingle said this was one of those lotteries he will never forget.

"I don't know if I've ever anticipated that a jackpot would get this large," Lingle said.

And if you're one of the many who didn't win, there's always next time. In fact, the state is banking on it.

The three winning tickets were sold Kansas, Maryland and Illinois. The ticket holders will split the $656 million jackpot.
 

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The large jackpot was incorrect in a previous version of this story. The winners will split $656 million.

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