DOJ says privatizing state lotteries illegal
Indiana drops privatization plans after DOJ issues opinion
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels said Friday that he is dropping the idea of privatizing the Hoosier Lottery as an option of funding a college scholarship program after the U.S. Department of Justice said such a move would not comply with federal law.
The Oct. 16 opinion, which Daniels' office said was requested by Indiana and New Jersey, says states would not comply with federal law if they enter into long-term private management ag ...
Oct 28, 2008, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Man chooses wrong lottery numbers and wins jackpot
For years, Bobby Guffey of Roanoke has been playing the same numbers in an attempt to win the Hoosier Lottery.
His picks represent a combination of ages and numbers representing the months of his kids' birthdays.
But when he bought a ticket for the Aug. 6 drawing of the Hoosier Lotto game at the Econoasis in Huntington, it was dark and he had forgotten his bifocals. He didn't realize until he was outside that the last number was accidentally 48 instead of his usual 46.
It turns out ...
Aug 16, 2008, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery practices sound, Ariz. officials say
Despite a Valley lawyer's filing class-action lawsuits against various state lotteries, including Colorado and Indiana, alleging deceptive practices regarding Scratchers tickets, the Arizona Lottery appears to be in the clear.
Although these lawsuits against state lotteries are popping up throughout the country one of the most recent was filed by a business professor in Virginia Arizona Lottery representatives say a suit against them would fail because they believe they have sound policie ...
Jul 23, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News forum
$20M lawsuit against Hoosier Lottery gets class-action status
Judge lets others join $20M suit over defunct game
Lottery exaggerated number of prizes on its Web site
If you lost playing the Hoosier Lottery's Cash Blast scratch-off game two to three years ago, you could still come out a winner.
If you still have your ticket, that is.
A $20 million lawsuit accusing the lottery of overstating the number of available prizes was granted class-action status last week by a Marion Superior Court judge, opening the suit to anyone who purchased a Cash Bl ...
Jul 11, 2008, 1:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Official gets 8 years at home for rigging lottery
A judge sentenced a former Hoosier Lottery security official to eight years of home detention for revealing to two men the store where they could buy a winning $1 million scratch-off ticket.
William C. Foreman, 62, faced up to 50 years in prison but accepted an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to a single felony count of disclosing confidential lottery information. Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins sentenced him to 20 years and then suspended 12 years.
I stand here now in fron ...
Mar 3, 2008, 9:07 am - Lottery News forum
$50,000 Indiana lottery ticket expires soon
Hoosier Lottery officials say a $50,000 prize will expire in less than two weeks if no one brings in the winning ticket.
The ticket matched all five number in the Lucky 5 Evening drawing June 27. It was purchased at a Casey's convenience store in Brownsburg.
Lottery officials say the holder of the ticket must go to the Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis by 5 p.m. Dec. 21 to claim the prize.
The winning numbers in the drawing were 2, 6, 8, 17 and 29.
Dec 13, 2007, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
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