Winning the lottery feels like it's almost impossible. But it does happen to very lucky people who purchase these life-changing tickets.

At the time of this post, the new Powerball Jackpot total for Monday night's drawing is around $1.04 billion. Can you imagine winning this?! Well, right now no one really can. Why? Let's just say it's been a while since someone has won the Powerball Jackpot.

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It's close to being one of the top jackpots in Powerball Jackpot history. But regardless if it's a record-breaking amount or not, winning over $1 billion is a big deal.

After Saturday night's drawing (September 30th), no one matched all six numbers in order to win the previous $1.04 billion prize. These were the winning Powerball Jackpot numbers from Saturday's drawing:

19, 30, 37, 44, 46, and the Powerball is 22

Don't worry: There is still another chance for you to become a billionaire! The next drawing for the Powerball Jackpot will be Monday, October 2nd (today). In case you're on the fence, there have been recent winners in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. During the Powerball Jackpot drawing in the summer, there was an Iowa ticket that was so close to winning a $424 million jackpot. The lucky Iowa ticket matched five out of the six numbers and had a power play. See...winning big money from the lottery can happen!

If you happen to be a South Dakota Powerball winner in the future, sign the back of your ticket and take it to a South Dakota Lottery validation center. More information can be found here.

Good luck to everyone!

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

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