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Wounded Knee Man Claims $50,000 Scratch Ticket Prize

For Immediate Release: 4/18/2014

Jeremy Elk of Wounded Knee on April 17, 2014 claimed his $50,000 top prize in the Black Diamonds scratch game.

Elk purchased the winning ticket at Big D on Cambell and St. Patrick in Rapid City. The odds of winning the $5 game's $50,000 top prize are 1:122,550. Elk, who plays the state's lotto games as well as scratch tickets, says he still can't believe he won.

"I bought the Black Diamonds ticket because it was new and kind of flashy and five minutes later I won $50,000. At first, I thought it was a mistake. It's unbelievable. You never know when you'll win," Elk said.

One top prize remains in the Black Diamonds game which just launched this month.

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