Winning the lottery feels like it's almost impossible. But it does happen to very lucky people who purchase these life-changing tickets.

The Dakota Cash drawing occurs every Wednesday and Saturday night. This is a lottery game for eligible residents in South Dakota. On the evening of Saturday, March 18th, the "luck of the Irish" did shine on one South Dakota resident. This winning Dakota Cash ticket was worth around $100,000!

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How do you play Dakota Cash? The South Dakota Lottery explains every step for lottery players:

It’s $1 per play. Or, $2 with optional EZ Match instant win add-on feature.

Purchase Dakota Cash tickets at any participating retailer.

Tickets may be purchased until 9 p.m. central on the evening of the draw.


With EZ Match, you get five numbers at the bottom of your Dakota Cash ticket. If any of them match any of your Dakota Cash numbers, you win the prize amount listed next to the matched EZ Match numbers.


Select five numbers from 1 to 35 for your balls.


Players win a prize by matching some or all of the numbers drawn.

The jackpot prize for Saturday night's Dakota Cash was $95,081, just short of $100,000. That's still a lot of money!  The following are the winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing:

1, 13, 19, 22, and 34

So where was the winning ticket sold? The lucky Dakota Cash ticket was sold in the town of Bonesteel, South Dakota at the Cahoy's General Store. The winning was confirmed on a Facebook post from the South Dakota Lottery page.

South Dakota Lottery (via Facebook post)
South Dakota Lottery (via Facebook post)

The South Dakota Lottery hopes to find this lucky winner as soon as possible. Here is what you should do if you are the Dakota Cash winner:

If you are Saturday's winner, please sign the back of your ticket immediately and visit a Lottery redemption center to claim your prize! The Sioux Falls validation center is located at 3605 Western Avenue, Suite B.


The new jackpot total for Dakota Cash is $20,000. This drawing for this prize will be on Wednesday, March 22nd.
Happy playing!



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