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
Indiana Lottery Million Dollar Raffle results
The Hoosier Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Million Dollar Raffle, was drawn Thursday, awarding millions of dollars in prizes.
The winning numbers can be found here:
Million Dollar Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Indiana Lottery, with a limited number of $20 tickets.
With only 325,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Million Dollar Raffle offers the best odds to win $1 million of any Hoosier Lottery game.
There is ...
Aug 17, 2007, 1:13 am - Lottery News forum
Don't look at your lottery tickets while driving
A Michigan City man backed into a patrol car Tuesday afternoon because he was busy looking at recently purchased lottery tickets.
La Porte County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Allen made a traffic stop in the area of Cleveland Road and U.S. 20 in Michigan City, following the vehicle into the Marathon station on U.S. 20 and parking behind an unoccupied black Subaru, according to a police report. While the officer was speaking to the driver, the owner of the black Subaru left the convenient store, go ...
May 22, 2007, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
West Virginia resisting trend to privatize Lottery
About a dozen states are flirting with the idea of selling their lotteries to private companies to help plug financial gaps in their budgets.
But West Virginia officials say they so far have not seriously considered such an initiative, which would privatize the state lottery in exchange for quick cash.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance, wants to sell the Golden State's lottery to bring in as much as $37 billion. Under Schwarzenegger's plan, the state lottery would be leas ...
May 10, 2007, 4:26 pm - Lottery News forum