Duo facing felony charges in lottery theft scheme
Two Indiana women are facing multiple felony theft charges for their alleged roles in a lottery theft scheme at a convenience store.
Melinda C. Lanning, 42, and Reagan S. Richardson, 19, both of Connersville, Indiana, were each charged in late March by special prosecutor Andrew Bryson of Union County with two counts of Level 6 felony theft, stemming from an investigation by both the Connersville Police Department and the State Lottery Commission of Indiana into the duo allegedly stealing thou ...
Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Free lottery ticket wins Indiana man $300,000
An Indiana man could hardly believe his eyes when he saw that he won $300,000 in the state's Quick Draw game.
I was at work, and I looked it up on my phone, Tim Ruston said. Finally, I saw ten numbers matched. I thought, 'No way!'
Tim matched 10 numbers on Quick Draw on Friday, March 24. He drove to Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis from his hometown of Evansville the following Monday to claim the prize.
After discovering he won, Tim immediately called his wife from work to ...
Apr 4, 2017, 7:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Powerball winner claims $435 million jackpot anonymously
Winner takes home $189 million lump sum cash payout after taxes
By Todd Northrop
At an afternoon press conference, the Hoosier Lottery announced that a Lafayette man claimed a $435.3 million Powerball jackpot that was drawn in February.
The lucky winner used an allowance in Indiana law that permits a jackpot winner to claim the prize through a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), which shields the winner's identity from the public.
The winning ticket in the $435.3 million Powerball d ...
Mar 13, 2017, 4:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana lawmaker wants scratch-off lottery game to help homeless veterans
An Indiana Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans.
Sen. Ron Alting's (R-Lafayette) bill would allow the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game. Money from the game would go into a Veterans Homelessness Assistance Fund, created by the bill.
Alting says those dollars would flow, via grants, to organizations that help homeless veterans.
It goes for temporary housing and yes it goes for clothing and yes it can go fo ...
Feb 1, 2017, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
$4.5 million Hoosier Lotto winning ticket set to expire
By Todd Northrop
A lottery ticket worth $4.5 million bought at an Indianapolis grocery store last August is set to expire in two weeks.
The Hoosier Lotto ticket was purchased at Marsh Supermarket located at 1435 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, Indiana, and matched all 6 numbers. The Aug. 17, 2016, winning numbers were 16, 17, 19, 22, 43, and 44.
The ticket holder has until 5 p.m. EDT on Feb. 13, 2017, to claim the winnings. The ticket holder should sign the back immediately and contact Hoosi ...
Jan 31, 2017, 2:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case
The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field.
Abby Nicole Engle, 26, of the 4200 block of West University Avenue in Muncie, was arrested Friday morning. Details of the events leading to her capture were included in an affidavit released Monday.
Albany officer Mat McConnell reported that he was sent to that town's Village Pantry, 641 W. Walnut St., about 5:1 ...
Oct 11, 2016, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Hoosier Lottery helps family remain anonymous
First time they ever played Mega Millions
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
At a press conference Friday it was announced that a family of lifetime Hoosiers anonymously claimed the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single Mega Millions lottery ticket.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the press conference Friday morning.
The winners were announced to be a family from Hamilton County, Indiana. Those hoping to meet the winne ...
Jul 29, 2016, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot
Updated: Added location where winning ticket was sold
By Todd Northrop
One winning ticket sold in The Hoosier State beat the odds and matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions drawing to win the colossal $540 million jackpot.
The numbers that single lottery ticket from Indiana matched in Friday's drawing were 8, 19, 20, 55, and 73, with Mega Ball number 5.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway at 1589 N State Road 1 in Cambridge City, Indiana.
The lucky ti ...
Jul 9, 2016, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery pays out 10x normal amount on triple-7s
While the house always wins in the long run, the fun of gambling comes from believing that anything can happen on a single roll of dice, slot machine spin, turn of cards or lottery drawing.
That faith paid off Sunday for nearly 2,000 Hoosier Lottery players who picked 7-7-7 as their winning numbers for the Daily 3 evening game.
Believers in lucky number 7 who bought a 50 cent Daily 3 ticket won $250. A $1 ticket with three sevens on it paid $500.
Altogether, Daily 3 players across the R ...
Jun 7, 2016, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
$7 million lottery winner sees new opportunities on the horizon
An Indiana man says winning $7 million from the Hoosier Lottery brings a lot of opportunity. But that's not the first thing Arlen Brennaman of Syracuse said when he scratched off his winning Lottery ticket.
Brennaman's initial reaction was more along the lines of NO WAY! No way did this just happen!
Brennaman scratched the ticket, $7 Million Mega Cash, in the passenger seat of his brother's car as the two headed back to work at Forest River, Inc., an RV manufacturer in Goshen. They had ju ...
Nov 17, 2015, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum