$20M lawsuit against Hoosier Lottery gets class-action status
Judge lets others join $20M suit over defunct game
Lottery exaggerated number of prizes on its Web site
If you lost playing the Hoosier Lottery's Cash Blast scratch-off game two to three years ago, you could still come out a winner.
If you still have your ticket, that is.
A $20 million lawsuit accusing the lottery of overstating the number of available prizes was granted class-action status last week by a Marion Superior Court judge, opening the suit to anyone who purchased a Cash Bl ...
Jul 11, 2008, 1:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Official gets 8 years at home for rigging lottery
A judge sentenced a former Hoosier Lottery security official to eight years of home detention for revealing to two men the store where they could buy a winning $1 million scratch-off ticket.
William C. Foreman, 62, faced up to 50 years in prison but accepted an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to a single felony count of disclosing confidential lottery information. Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins sentenced him to 20 years and then suspended 12 years.
I stand here now in fron ...
Mar 3, 2008, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum
$50,000 Indiana lottery ticket expires soon
Hoosier Lottery officials say a $50,000 prize will expire in less than two weeks if no one brings in the winning ticket.
The ticket matched all five number in the Lucky 5 Evening drawing June 27. It was purchased at a Casey's convenience store in Brownsburg.
Lottery officials say the holder of the ticket must go to the Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis by 5 p.m. Dec. 21 to claim the prize.
The winning numbers in the drawing were 2, 6, 8, 17 and 29.
Dec 13, 2007, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana governor drops lottery privatization
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said today he won't make a renewed pitch in the upcoming legislative session for his proposal to privatize the Hoosier Lottery, saying lawmakers will be too busy considering property tax reforms.
During the last session, Daniels proposed leasing the lottery to a private operator and said one company was willing to pay $1 billion plus $200 million in annual payments for the 30-year lease.
The money it generated would have gone toward a life sciences fund and a ...
Nov 23, 2007, 11:38 am - Lottery News forum
Year-old Indiana Lottery jackpot finally won
Retired steel worker opts for $40 million cash option
A retired steelworker is the recipient of the Indiana Lottery's infamous jackpot, which has been mysteriously building over a period of more than a year. Hoosier Lotto is typically won about a half-dozen times per year.
The family's rush to confirm their winning $54.5 million Hoosier Lotto ticket caused a brief scare before they all realized the good news.
Peter Gilbert, 62, East Chicago, appeared at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in ...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:13 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana lottery players still hunting year-old jackpot
Lottery Post noted for raising awareness
More than a year has fallen off the calendar since someone last claimed a Hoosier Lotto jackpot, an unprecedented drought that's raising eyebrows in addition to fueling ticket sales and pushing tonight's grand prize to a record $53.5 million.
I just am stunned, said Mike Krueger, a regular Hoosier Lotto player from Whiting. And a lot of other Lottery players and the people at the stores where I play are like, 'Why hasn't it been hit?' Is somet ...
Oct 31, 2007, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lotto in a dry spell
Players suspicious of computerized drawings
1 Year. 102 Drawings. 0 Jackpots. Players grumble as Indiana lottery players join Tennessee's in their shared disdain for the computerized drawing system.
Steven Haddix didn't cross his fingers or grasp a lucky rabbit's foot after buying tickets Tuesday for tonight's Hoosier Lotto drawing.
Instead, the Indianapolis resident expressed mistrust of the Lotto system, which has gone nearly a year without a jackpot payout.
I'm a little leery of ...
Oct 17, 2007, 7:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Some States Consider Leasing Their Lotteries
As chief operating officer of the California Department of Finance, Fred Klass gets pitches from Wall Street bankers as often as the rest of us might get cold calls from telemarketers or insurance agents. But when Kathleen Brown of Goldman Sachs came to his office earlier this year and suggested privatizing the state lottery, Mr. Klass listened closely.
It wasn't merely because Ms. Brown happened to be a former state treasurer as well as the daughter of one famous California governor and the ...
Oct 16, 2007, 10:05 am - Lottery News forum
Retired auto worker, 2 children claim $314M Powerball lottery jackpot
A retired auto worker and his two adult children claimed a $314 million Powerball jackpot Monday after waiting two weeks to step forward.
I know the world is going to turn upside down, said David Coterel, 65, of Riverside, Ohio. Coterel's daughter, Lynn Hiles, 46, said she has quit her job as a postal worker in Dayton, Ohio. Her 42-year-old brother, David Coterel, recently took a buyout from his job at an auto parts plant.
Neither has any children, and their mother, Dorothy, died of canc ...
Sep 12, 2007, 5:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Lottery finds $13,000 mistake
Data entry error.
Winning Hoosier Lottery tickets totaling $12,935 may have been mistaken for non-winning tickets after two drawings this summer because of a data entry error, the lottery said Wednesday.
The mistake concerns ticket holders with 4 of 6 or 5 of 6 winning numbers in the Hoosier Lotto drawings of June 23 and Aug. 8. The error means that some of those tickets would have shown as non-winning entries when presented for redemption.
This error occurred when the vendor ent ...
Aug 30, 2007, 12:23 am - Lottery News forum