Don't talk to John Steinhaus about the odds of winning money in the lottery. He just overcame long odds to claim a $20,000 prize from the Mega-Millions game.

Steinhaus, a Sioux Falls resident, matched 4 of the 5 white balls AND the Mega Ball. That luck would have won $5,000, but since he opted to buy the Megaplier for an additional $1, the prize quadrupled to $20,000.

The South Dakota lottery claims the odds of winning the 3rd highest prize in Mega Millions is 1 in 739,688. The odds of john taking you out for a beer to celebrate his good fortune is slightly better than that.

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