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Illinois man claims $19.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot after playing for 20 years
Faithful player finally gets his windfall By Kate Northrop It was a momentous occasion for a Chicago area lottery player, who can finally say that his persistence paid off after he picked up his check for a $19.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot. Yesterday, the Hoosier Lottery announced that a $19.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot was claimed by one of its very committed players. It was also the 89th-consecutive Hoosier Lotto drawing without a winner since a $5 million jackpot was hit
Sep 16, 2022, 10:01 am - Lottery News

UPDATE: Hoosier Lottery pays out $1.78 million after Fast Play error produced 632 winning tickets
Lottery currently exploring available options for recovery By Kate Northrop The Hoosier Lottery has paid out $1,785,000 so far after a vendor error mistakenly produced 632 winning tickets in an in-state Fast Play drawing. Last month, the Hoosier Lottery announced that it would pay out all winning tickets affected by a validation error for its newest Fast Play game, $20 Golden Jackpot. On the morning of the game's first drawing, players experienced a technical issue that prevent
Apr 25, 2022, 5:50 pm - Lottery News

UPDATE: Hoosier Lottery will pay out all winning tickets after Fast Play error
Lottery finishes investigation, will honor all claims filed for game's winning tickets By Kate Northrop Friday the Hoosier Lottery announced that it will pay out all winning tickets affected by a validation error for its newest Fast Play game. On the morning of the launch of Indiana's newest Fast Play game, $20 Golden Jackpot, players experienced a technical issue that prevented their supposedly winning tickets from being validated. Players phoned in and contacted the Lottery d
Mar 28, 2022, 8:52 am - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery suspends Fast Play sales over ticket validation error
Issue affects every ticket sold By Kate Northrop The Hoosier Lottery suspended sales for its newest Fast Play game after players called in to report that their winning tickets were unable to be validated. On the morning of the launch of Indiana's newest Fast Play game, $20 Golden Jackpot, players experienced a technical issue that prevented their supposedly winning tickets from being validated. According to the Lottery, callers were stating that they matched all three numbers i
Mar 22, 2022, 12:48 pm - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

Indiana man will continue cutting grass after $15.8 million Hoosier Lotto win
Truck driver to keep up with side job following multi-million-dollar win By Kate Northrop A truck driver will continue to mow grass on the side even after scooping up the $15.8 million jackpot in a Hoosier Lottery Hoosier Lotto drawing on Sat., Aug. 14, 2021. The win came as an obvious shock to Craig Jones of Plainfield, who unknowingly had the winning lottery ticket in his possession for two days before realizing its worth. I cut grass on Sunday, worked Monday, and didn't think to
Aug 23, 2021, 11:29 am - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery holds secondary Daily 3 drawing following technical issue
Lottery tells players to hold onto their tickets UPDATE: Secondary draw results added By Kate Northrop After a technical difficulty occurred during the evening Daily 3 drawing on Saturday, Jan. 30, the Hoosier Lottery held a secondary drawing. In the meantime, the Lottery urged players to hold onto their tickets in the event that their numbers yield a prize with the new numbers drawn. The winning numbers from the initial drawing are 9-0-2 with Superball 1, but players whose ticket
Feb 3, 2021, 7:07 pm - Lottery News

New Jersey scammer defrauds 3 elderly women of $675,000
Lotteries urge players to be wary of the telltale signs you are being scammed By Kate Northrop A scammer from New Jersey tricked three elderly women across the country into sending her over $675,000 by convincing them that they owed prepaid taxes as a prerequisite for claiming a prize that didn't exist. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey, Shanile Lyle, 27, of Orange was charged on Monday with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after wrongly convincing her v
Dec 4, 2020, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President
By Kate Northrop Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery. It is the first time anyone from the Indiana Hoosier Lottery serves in the role and marks the appointment of the 31st MUSL Board President. In 2013, she was originally appointed as the Hoosier Lottery's Executive Director by former Govern
Jul 9, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery celebrates 30 years in operation
State lottery honors retired community heroes who volunteer amidst the COVID-19 crisis By Kate Northrop This year, the Hoosier Lottery continues its celebration of the 30th anniversary since its first ticket went on sale October 13, 1989. The celebration will conclude at the Indiana State Fair this August, assuming there are no scheduling changes due to COVID-19. In the time since that first ticket was sold in October 1989, the Hoosier Lottery amassed a network of over 4,300 retailer
May 26, 2020, 2:51 pm - Lottery News

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