Box Elder man claims Dakota Cash jackpot

A Box Elder man has claimed Saturday’s Dakota Cash jackpot prize.

Dean Warkentine’s winning ticket is worth $156,991. The Air Force veteran says when he found out that the winning ticket was sold at the place where he bought his, he had a really good feeling that he and his wife had won.

After the news broke, Warkentine and his wife, Antonia, quickly checked their tickets to see if his hopes turned into reality. Warkentine notes that they initially didn’t think they won, but a second look at the winning numbers brought plenty of jubilation.

Warkentine says Antonia just retired and had surgery, so they are on more of a fixed income than what we were. The prize money will give them more freedom to pay off debt.

As for his future with lottery, Warkentine plans to continue to enjoy testing his luck. Warkentine notes that his advice to his fellow players is “just keep trying. We just never gave up.”

The Dakota Cash game is exclusive to South Dakota with drawings each Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information on the game, visit