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WINNER ALERT: Powerball, Wild Card 2

For Immediate Release: 8/16/2012

South Dakota landed two $10,000 Powerball winners and one $5,001 Wild Card 2 winner in the August 15, 2012 lotto drawings.

The two lucky Powerball tickets were sold in Madison and Sioux Falls. The odds of winning the game's $10,000 third prize are 1:648,976. Winning numbers are 6, 27, 46, 51 and 56, and the Powerball is 21.

The $5,001 Wild Card 2 ticket was purchased in Wagner. The winning ticket holder matched five of five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to take the game's $5,000 second prize, and picked up an extra dollar by matching two of five white ball numbers and the Wild Card on another play line of the same ticket. Winning numbers are 6, 14, 26, 27 and 28; the Wild Card is the Ace of Spades. The odds of winning $5,000 playing Wild Card 2 are 1:90,619.

All three winners are advised to sign the back of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe place before contacting the Pierre Lottery office at 605-773-5770, the Rapid City Lottery office at 605-394-5106 or the Sioux Falls Lottery office at 605-367-5840. Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes.

Wild Card 2 is played only in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The jackpot currently sits at $500,000 for the next drawing on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Powerball is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot is $40 million for Saturday night's drawing. 

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