The Hoosier Lottery encourages players to use myPlayslip, a digital playslip, to reduce reliance on paper. The use of our myPlayslip continues to grow in popularity which is a direct benefit to the environment as it reduces the dependence on paper playslips, as well as the energy and labor of stocking those in all our retail locations.
Players used myPlayslip 397,351 times in fiscal year 2022, an increase of 26% from the prior fiscal year.
Since early 2011, the Hoosier Lottery headquarters has called The Buick Building home. The building is certified Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System. The building was designed and constructed to reduce human impact on the environment.
For commuters, our office provides some electric vehicle (EVs) charging, premium parking for EVs and bike racks. Our building is conveniently located on or near several transit routes including IndyGo’s Red Line. Our employees are encouraged to recycle while in the office and we offer regular “green” messaging and employee engagements.
Our tickets and playslips are printed on 100% recyclable material. We encourage players to recycle both tickets and playslips with a recycling symbol. Additionally, most of our tickets are printed with ink that uses no volatile organic compounds.
Paper is also used for advertising our products in our approximately 4,400 retailers across the state. Each year we use approximately 40 metric tons of paper to produce point-of-sale advertising and marketing materials in retail locations. A substantial volume of our advertising and promotional material, about 73%, is printed on recycled material using 100% green energy. Additionally, none of the ink used in printing contained volatile organic compounds.