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West Lafayette man wins $1 million on last 'Hoosier Millionaire'
A West Lafayette, Indiana, man won $1,022,000 on the final Hoosier Millionaire television show, which ended its 16-year run Saturday night with a special broadcast.Clarence Moore's winnings on the Grand Finale show boosted his total prize money, including winnings from preliminary rounds, to $1,044,000. He became the show's 191st and last millionaire.After drawing from 36,000 entries, 12 semifinalists were selected to compete in two preliminary rounds, where the top six players competed in t ...
Jan 2, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Deadline Passes For Unclaimed $100K Lottery Ticket
Time, and luck, has run out for whoever bought a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 last summer at a northern Indiana gas station.Wednesday's deadline for redeeming the ticket passed with no one claiming their prize, which would have paid off around $75,000 after taxes, Hoosier Lottery officials said.The ticket, which matched five of six numbers in the drawing, was purchased at a D-Mart store in Lake County's Calumet Township for the June 18 Powerball drawing.Store manager Pali Singh said his custo ...
Dec 19, 2005, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery to close Muncie office
Hoosier Lottery officials say they will close the lottery's Muncie regional office on September 28th and merge its operations with a regional office in Fort Wayne.The regional offices supply lottery retailers with tickets, service lottery machines and pay out prizes from $600 to $10,000.Officials say the Muncie and Fort Wayne offices paid only 70 prizes last year and many Muncie residents drove to lottery headquarters in Indianapolis to collect their money.Lottery officials hope to save $280,000 ...
Sep 7, 2005, 7:42 am - Lottery News forum

Clerk admits stealing Indiana lottery tickets
A former convenience store clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars' worth of scratch off Hoosier Lottery tickets from two stores she managed.Karen Valentine was sentenced Tuesday to two years in a work release program and ordered by a Vanderburgh County Circuit Court judge to pay $2,500 in restitution.Valentine said she took only $2,000 to $3,000 worth of tickets from the two Busler stores in Evansville where she had worked. However, an outside audit found the combined ticket s ...
Sep 1, 2005, 6:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Indiana Lottery has limit for Pick 3 and Pick 4 Numbers
The Hoosier Lottery has at least one unhappy player, and he's not unhappy because he lost. He's angry that he wasn't allowed to play at all.Ken Myers of Fort Wayne, who plays the Daily 3 and Daily 4 numbers regularly, sent us a copy of a letter he sent to lottery officials, complaining that from time to time, the lottery cuts off betting on certain numbers. It has happened to him, he says, and others he knows.You can imagine what a player's response might be if he tried to bet four numbers and w ...
Aug 26, 2005, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana Lottery banking on fairness, cuts
The Hoosier Lottery has run into some rough times lately whether it is sagging profits or employees leaking the location of a winning ticket.But the new head of the quasi-governmental agency is focused on running things more efficiently with an emphasis on integrity. It is our absolute focus, said Esther Schneider a 40-year-old native of Las Vegas. We have a moral obligation to make sure our games are fair. When she arrived, Schneider said there was a lot of loosey-goosey activity, inclu ...
Aug 9, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery insists computers are better than ball drawings
Still smarting from the sting of a massive security scandal, Indiana Lottery officials are making a claim that computerized drawings actually improve security over traditional lottery drawings conducted with a mechanical ball machine.Hoosier Lottery winning numbers are no longer determined by white balls plucked from a whirling mass inside a wire cage.Now, winning numbers for Hoosier Lotto and daily games are picked in an office room, from a computer inside a black box secured with red, tamper-e ...
Jul 29, 2005, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery increases funds for security
People wouldn't play the Hoosier Lottery if they didn't think they could win.That's why the William C. Foreman case is so troubling for those who run the state's lottery.For months, officials have been trying to repair the damage done when Foreman, a former lottery investigator, was accused in November of obtaining insider information to help friends get a $1 million scratch-off ticket. Prosecutors say he had his friends buy every ticket in a store where he knew there was a winner.Lottery offici ...
Jul 29, 2005, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Indiana man claims $10.5"million Hoosier Lottery jackpot
A LaPorte man who for three days kept secret that he held the winning ticket for a $10.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot claimed the prize on Tuesday.Abe Wondergem Jr. saw on Thursday that his ticket had all six numbers from the drawing the night before. He waited until Sunday night before first telling his daughter-in-law about the winning ticket, even though many people in the city about 25 miles west of South Bend had been wondering who would claim the jackpot.''People up in LaPorte were alre ...
Jul 27, 2005, 9:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Indiana lottery sales decline has officials probing illegal games
The Hoosier Lottery, faced with slumping profits, is struggling to get more people to play ticket games in a world of electronic gambling.In the budget year just ended, lottery officials expect to see about a 5 percent decline in profits, which reached $199 million last year, according to W. Edward Benton, the lottery's chief financial officer.So what's eating into ticket sales? Smaller Powerball jackpots, for one thing, something Hoosier Lottery officials can't control.The approximately 22,00 ...
Jul 11, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum