7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle
Tickets on sale Sept. 8
by Todd Northrop
Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week.
Called the Multi-state Millions Raffle (and possibly other names in the participating states), it's guaranteed to hand out $1 million prizes just how many depends on how many of the $10 tickets are sold in the participating states.
All of the lotteries are looking for new ideas and new games and new things to do to generate reven ...
Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Salon lottery winners settle dispute
You'd think it should be an enjoyable time, winning the lottery, said Lucy Lewis-Johnston, but it hasn't been the case at all.
Lewis-Johnston is one of eight Indianapolis hair stylists who fought over one winning ticket. They were all part of a lottery pool last February at Lou's Creative Styles, the salon Lewis-Johnston owns.
(See Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot, Lottery Post, Feb. 22, 2013.)
The woman who bought the ticket said the winner was one she bought for h ...
Aug 22, 2013, 6:34 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana woman has second major lottery win
A Princeton, Indiana, woman is the latest to claim the Hoosier Lottery's Lucky Millionaire prize her second major lottery win.
Connie Cottingham claimed her $1 million prize Aug. 9 after buying the winning scratch-off ticket at Chuckles Food Mart in Princeton. It was her second trip to Hoosier Lottery Headquarters: In 2008 she won $500,000 from a Dazzling Diamonds scratch-off she bought from Evansville Moto Mart in Evansville, Ind., WRTV-TV reported.
I was shocked. I had to get my glasses ...
Aug 15, 2013, 3:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Want to be on TV? Hoosier Lottery searches for on-air draw talent
Hoosier Lottery drawings are back on the air in Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery and FOX59 in Indianapolis are conducting a statewide talent search to cast on-air draw talent for soon-to-be on the air Daily 3 and Daily 4 live TV drawings.
Those interested in representing the Lottery are encouraged to submit auditions online at hoosierlottery.com or FOX59.com.
The Hometown Host contest is a great way for budding celebrities or adult journalism students to represent a Hoosier institution and ga ...
Jul 26, 2013, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticket
A Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school math teacher won $100,000 on a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that she received at a Mad Ants game.
Holly Vogel, who has season tickets to the Mad Ants games, was in the Hoosier Lottery Lucky Section during a game back in March. She, along with around 100 other fans, received a Hoosier Lottery prize pack with free scratch-offs.
The Mad Ants are an NBA Development League team based in Fort Wayne.
Vogel's prize pack contained a $100,000 taxes pa ...
May 31, 2013, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Hair stylists spar over $9.5M Hoosier Lotto jackpot
There is a developing prize fight over a $9.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot.
An Indianapolis, Indiana, hair stylist says she won it all, but her co-workers say they pooled their money to buy the winning ticket, and they should split it. Now that jackpot is frozen until further notice.
Eight stylists from an east side hair salon were feeling lucky when they chipped in on a work pool last week. One of those stylists bought the tickets for the group and then tickets for herself. When those wi ...
Feb 22, 2013, 4:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Life after winning the lottery
Haven't we all dreamed about winning the lottery at least once? It happened to Roy and Barb Hamer of Leesburg, Indiana. They hit the jackpot and it was BIG.
Barb says we checked our ticket, my eyes went blank, he looked at it and said, 'oh, my god! they all match!'
There was some initial confusion over how much money they won.
We thought, we'd only won ten million. We thought we were poor millionaires, Barb Hamer said with a laugh.
But in fact, the Hamers won $41.5 million playing ...
Nov 9, 2012, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum
91-year-old great grandmother wins lottery twice in three months
Lena Eaton, a 91-year-old great grandmother, is arguably the luckiest woman in Indiana.
In the past three months, the Indianapolis resident has purchased not one, but two winning lottery tickets.
In August, Eaton won a $300,000 prize with a Quick Draw ticket. On Thursday, she walked into the Hoosier Lottery headquarters with another winning ticket: a scratch-off worth $99,999.
In doing so, she defied incredible odds.
For her first win, she matched 10 of 20 Quick Draw numbers on a tic ...
Nov 3, 2012, 1:55 pm - Lottery News forum
GTECH picked to run Indiana Lottery
The Hoosier Lottery board voted Wednesday to hire a private company to oversee sales, marketing and other operations with the goal of earning the state about $2.1 billion in additional revenue through 2028.
The board chose Rhode Island-based GTECH which provides similar services to the Illinois lottery and provides some computerized game services in Kentucky at the recommendation of Hoosier Lottery officials, who conducted an expansive review of the two companies vying for the 15-year contrac ...
Oct 3, 2012, 8:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery director offers reassurances on outsourcing
Indiana won't turn its lottery over to a private company if bidders don't meet the state's high standards, the executive director of the Hoosier Lottery said Friday.
The state has been seeking bids on a 10-year contract to run the Hoosier Lottery. Executive Director Karl Browning released a statement Friday, a day after a spokeswoman for Camelot Global Services, which runs the national lottery in Great Britain, told The Indianapolis Star it dropped out because the state's process encourages b ...
Sep 8, 2012, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum