Illinois border states report increased lottery sales
With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference.
The Lottery problems stemming from Illinois' budget impasse have led to a lawsuit and come amid questions about Illinois revenues and a shake-up in lottery management.
Many gas stations, smoke shops and convenience stores in ...
Oct 27, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
3 face charges in Indiana Lottery scam
Three people redeemed a fraudulent Hoosier Lottery ticket worth $2 million, buying a home and several vehicles with the money before police caught on to the scam, court documents allege.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced in a news conference Thursday that two men and a woman all relatives are facing 15 criminal counts in connection with a lottery fraud scheme that raked in more than $1.1 million.
Ashlee Parsley, Jackie Parsley II and Joseph Parsley face theft, forgery and mone ...
Apr 24, 2015, 11:38 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery adds Sunday midday drawings
Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will add consistency to certain daily draw games beginning Dec. 7 with the addition of Sunday midday drawings for its Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw games.
Currently, midday drawings for all three games are conducted Monday through Saturday. The Sunday drawing schedule will match the existing schedule for Monday through Saturday drawings.
The cut-off for ticket purchase will be 1:10 p.m. Eastern and the drawing will occur at or about 1:20 p.m.
Daily 3, with a ...
Dec 6, 2014, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana store clerk in trouble for buying lottery ticket
Four months after buying a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that won him $900, a Winchester, Indiana, man's luck appears to have run out.
Authorities say Mickey L. Stone, 36, 501 E. Fourth St., violated state law by buying that winning ticket at the Winchester liquor store where he was employed.
Stone was charged this week with unlawful purchase of a lottery ticket by an employee, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum one-year jail term.
According to a report filed by Michael Bare, an inve ...
Oct 31, 2014, 11:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana man wins $1 million twice in 3 months
The chances of getting a $1 million lottery ticket are slim. Winning the same lottery twice is rarer still.
Yet an Indianapolis man defied the odds twice, winning his second $1 million prize in three months.
Robert Hamilton claimed his $1 million from the Hoosier Lottery Commission July 22, according to a news release. He purchased the ticket in the $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off from a Speedway on South East Street.
After taxes, Hamilton collected $792,846.04, according to t ...
Jul 31, 2014, 4:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana couple claims $27.5 million Lotto prize
A Noblesville, Indiana, couple turned their $1 lottery ticket into a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
Larry and Connie Miller claimed their $27.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot today the seventh highest for the game at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor presented the couple with their winnings, and they accepted the oversized check with their attorney and accountant at their side.
Despite their new wealth, the Millers say they have n ...
Jun 5, 2014, 5:59 pm - Lottery News forum
$2 million Hoosier Lottery winner has to give ex-wife $50,000
A man who won $2 million in the Hoosier Lottery while separated from his wife has to give her only 2.5 percent of the winnings, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
The decision upholds a 2012 Allen Superior Court ruling in which Jose De Jesus Carrillo Perez was ordered to pay his ex-wife, Maria Guadalupe Vidrios Zepeda, $10,000 each year for five years from the money he won on a scratch-off ticket in 2011.
The couple married in February 2002. They separated in March 2006, but nei ...
Apr 24, 2014, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana woman claims Blue Chip Casino owes her $28M
Casino blames software glitch
Imagine feeling as though you are a multi-millionaire surrounded by well-wishers and then being told something must have gone haywire in the slot machine, and it was out of order.
Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City says a software glitch cause a colossal dollar amount to flash on the slot screen, just after a northwest Indiana woman sat down to play. She says it happened inside the Blue Chip on January 11, at a penny slot machine like this called China Shores. ...
Feb 10, 2014, 2:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana man takes home third major lottery win
Claimed $1 million prize Thursday
Roger Douglas is, in a word, lucky.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, man took his third trip to the Hoosier Lottery claims office Thursday, this time to turn in the grand-prize winning ticket for the Million Dollar Holiday Scratch-off.
Douglas has previously won two other major lottery prizes: In 2001, he won $250,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Polar Express Scratch-off, and in 2006, he won $25,000 on a holiday raffle game.
The odds are so against winning in the ...
Nov 22, 2013, 7:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana $1 million Powerball prize goes unclaimed
The champagne wishes and caviar dreams of the person in Indiana holding April's winning Powerball ticket will officially remain just those wishes and dreams, if not a nightmare after failing to claim their $1 million prize.
Indiana's 180-day window for lottery winners to come forward came to a close Monday for the unlucky soul who purchased the lucky ticket in the April 10 drawing at the Circle K in Jeffersonville.
It is rare, but not unheard of, that a prize of such magnitude goes unclai ...
Oct 11, 2013, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum