Mega Millions Numbers Drawn
PIERRE, S.D. — The Mega Millions jackpot has reached heights that now exceed the South Dakota Lottery’s displays found at retailers around the state.
The record-setting Mega Millions total has been increased to $1 billion, which is the highest in the game’s history and the second largest U.S. lottery prize. The South Dakota Lottery reminds players that the jackpot displays found throughout the state indicate a $999 million prize due to character constraints.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each. Players may also go for the big one by purchasing two chances to win the jackpot for just $3 with the Just the Jackpot option. Tickets purchased with the Just the Jackpot option are only eligible to win the jackpot prize.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was second only to a 2016 Powerball tally of $1.58 billion. However, because there was no winner on Friday, the winnings are now up to $1.6 billion.
Saturday’s Powerball drawing will also provide intrigue with its $470 million jackpot. This is the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history. Powerball drawings take place each Wednesday and Saturday, and tickets are $2.
While the jackpots are sure to create excitement among players, the South Dakota Lottery advises players to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, please visit https://lottery.sd.gov/responsible/ for assistance.
If you think you have a winning ticket, S.D. Lottery offers a handbook with some suggestions on proper steps after winning a large prize.