Wild Card 2 Lottery Comes to An End in 4 Northern States
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lottery game played in some northern states for nearly two decades is ending, due to a drop in popularity.
Wild Card 2 currently is played in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Idaho. The game dates to 1994, and lottery officials in the participating states say it's run its course. The final drawing is Wednesday.
Through the years, the game that also was played for a brief time in Nebraska has had dozens of jackpot winners and paid out tens of millions of dollars in prizes.
The jackpot for the final drawing is $375,000. If there's a winner, the person will have six months to claim the prize, as usual. If no one wins it, remaining funds will be divided among the four participating states.