South Dakota Lottery/Powerball Easy Access Vending Machines
What do Skittles, gum, tampons, lottery tickets, and condoms have in common? You can get all of these items from a vending machine.
With Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing estimated at over $325 million, eager ticket buyers will once again have to be patient waiting in line.
Or, you can locate one of the many state-wide lottery vending machines where you can select from 24 scratch games and 5 lotto games.
It's been almost one year since the Gemini Ultra player-activated vending terminals were introduced to the South Dakota Lottery. There are almost 50 terminals placed around the state.
With the scan of your driver's license, anyone 18-years and older can choose from Dakota Cash, Lucky for Life, Lotto America, Mega Millions, Powerball, and scratch tickets.
Remember Neal Wanless? To date, he holds the record for top lottery winner in South Dakota taking home the $232,100,000 Powerball prize in 2009.
In 2006 Bill & Tina Nquyen claimed $116,800,000. And, The Watertown 34 shared $50,900,00.
The lottery vending machines will also scan your tickets to see if any are winners.