How to win the lottery in South Dakota
In the days leading up to the state’s lottery, I had been planning on visiting my aunt, who is in the military and who owns a farm, to play the lottery.
I had an appointment for 3 p.m.
Tuesday at her farm in South Dakotas capital city of Sioux Falls.
After talking to her aunt and her husband, we set off from the city with a truck full of supplies.
We arrived at the South Dakota State Lottery headquarters at 11 a.m., and I spent about two hours playing the lottery, with lots of other people.
My aunt said she got a ticket to win $3,000, which is the largest prize of the lottery: $2,500.
Her husband, who works at a bank, got $400.
A number of lottery employees, including an employee from the South Dakots lottery office, were in attendance.
The office staff was in line outside, waiting to sign tickets.
I saw a couple of people in line to win tickets, and I was impressed with their work ethic.
For $5 a ticket, you can win up to $100,000 in prizes.
The winning ticket is only worth $2.50.
As the lottery employees walked up to my aunt’s truck, they told me that the odds were in my favor, and that they were excited to see me again.
While waiting to pick up the winning ticket, they took pictures of me and texted me that they’d be glad to give me the ticket, too.
“Thanks so much for being a part of this,” one of them texted.
Before we drove off, I asked my aunt if she wanted to give her tickets away, as I knew she’d get a lot of offers.
She said she’d be happy to.
It was a good day to be a lottery winner.
I’m a lucky guy.
South Dakota is one of the few states where the lottery doesn’t allow for double entries.
(Image via Getty Images)When I first got a chance to win, I was thrilled.
There were more than 1.5 million tickets in the lottery’s vault, which had more than 300 million possible combinations.
Even though I only won $1,000 ($100 less than my odds), I was excited to have a shot at winning.
At the time, I wasn’t a fan of the $3.50 jackpot.
However, it was my second lottery win and I didn’t want to lose.
Once I got home, I texted my aunt and she told me I could keep my winnings.
When I texted her back, she told her that she had a better chance of winning $5,000 than I did, and she could keep $2 million. So I did.
My winning ticket was worth $3 in South Dakotas history, and it’s the biggest prize in the state.
Since then, I’ve won a total of $2 billion in the past three years.
This is how to win a lottery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.