The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.
An incorrect Wild Card was inadvertently entered into the system after the draw. The winning numbers for that drawing were 4, 5, 9, 15 and 21 and the Wild Card King of Diamonds. The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds.
The error was discovered Thursday afternoon by the Lottery, and all validations were stopped for the Wild Card 2 game until a solution to the problem could be found.
By Friday, the lottery had corrected the error, and holders of Wild Card 2 lotto tickets from the June 9 drawing could have their tickets validated.
The Lottery was able to verify that there were no tickets sold that matched all five white balls, meaning regardless of the Wild Card, there was no jackpot or second tier winners for the drawing on June 9.
Some players who scanned their Wild Card 2 tickets before the mistake was discovered may have been told they were not winners, but with the corrected Wild Card, they may actually have held winning tickets.
Lottery executive director Norm Lingle announced Thursday that if a ticket holder presents a ticket for validation from the June 9 drawing that shows either the King of Diamonds or the the Jack of Diamonds as the Wild Card, the ticket holder will be paid the prize they have won.
Anyone with a Wild Card 2 ticket from the June 9 drawing who believes they have a winning ticket should contact their local Lottery office. In Rapid City, that number is 394-5106.