The South Dakota Lottery turns 25 on Sept. 30, and the agency is kicking off a months-long celebration with the unveiling of an official logo commemorating the milestone.
The 25th anniversary logo will appear in all lottery advertising for the remainder of the year and be featured on special anniversary items for lottery players and retailers.
The logo combines the lottery's trademark "South Dakota" script and text logo with an image of the state of South Dakota and the words "25 Years".
Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle says the anniversary logo's debut is just the beginning of an observance that will celebrate all sectors impacted by the lottery, including players, retailers and the state itself.
The lottery's 25th anniversary celebration includes the launch of two anniversary scratch tickets next month, an anniversary-themed booth at the South Dakota State Fair in August, and a formal observance at a South Dakota Lottery Commission meeting to be held adjacent to the actual September 30 anniversary date.
For more information on the South Dakota Lottery's 25th Anniversary, visit the lottery Web site at www.lottery.sd.gov or their Facebook page.