Two minutes of a South Dakota teenage driver's time could lead to a big payday.

The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and the South Dakota Broadcasters Association are sponsoring Lesson Learned's 'You've Got Something to Win', a campaign being held in conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

As part of the campaign, South Dakota high school students may now enter this year’s teen safe driving campaign, where they can win $10,000 for themselves and another $10,000 for a school-sponsored activity or program of their choice.

Lesson Learned is in its ninth year and is appropriately timed with this spring’s driver education classes. It is sponsored by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and the South Dakota Broadcasters Association, which provides the prize money.

The entry period runs through April 30. To participate, students must be between 14 and 19 years of age and complete a three-question safe driving quiz.

Last year’s $10,000 winner was Robbie Sealey, a freshman at O’Gorman High School. His school also received a $10,000 award.

He won out of a record-breaking 4,427 entries.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving killed 3,142 people in 2019, which was a 10 percent increase from the previous year.

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