9,219 South Dakota players won a total of $34,808 in the first drawings of 2012 for South Dakota's five lotto games.
On Jan. 3, 2012, Mega Millions paid out a total of $2,648 to 406 lucky people. In the Jan. 4, 2012 drawings, there were 2,081 Powerball players picking up a total of $15,889 in cash. Hot Lotto proved to be a winner for 1,151 South Dakotans who won a total of $7,050. Wild Card 2 made 3,112 people a total of $5,361 richer. And there were 2,469 Dakota Cash winners splitting a total of $3,860 in prize money.