Huron man claims Wild Card 2 $6,000 prize; wife says family will have 'a very merry Christmas'



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HURON, South Dakota — A Huron man has claimed a Wild Card 2 prize worth $6,000.

South Dakota lottery officials say Robert Ringheimer (RING'-hi-mer) bought the winning ticket at a Huron convenience store. He matched five of five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to hit the game's second prize.

Ringheimer's wife, Sue, says the family will "be having a very merry Christmas this year!"

The store will receive a $600 bonus for the sale.

Wild Card 2 is played in the Dakotas, Montana and Idaho. The odds of winning it are 1 in about 127,000.The jackpot is at $205,000 for Saturday's drawing.

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