The epic virtual road trip across the state of Indiana continues! But before we buckle up and get back on the road, let’s stretch our legs and review where we’ve been.
myLOTTERY members, some of you have been on the Hoosier Road Trip since the start, earning miles, badges, and entries into prize pack drawings along the way. For those of you who’ve been selected as prize winners in our monthly drawings, congratulations!
If you missed our previous stops or haven’t participated in our Hoosier Road Trip yet, there’s still time to join in the fun! Each week, there’s a new virtual stop with interesting facts, a featured activity, and opportunities to rack up Road Trip miles, badges, and entries into monthly prize pack drawings. Sign up now for a free myLOTTERY membership and hit the road with us!
More than 40,000 Hoosiers have hopped in the car with us so far, and more than 1,000 of you have earned the Gold Streak badge, riding with us for 15 weeks in a row!
Recently, we traveled to Franklin to visit the state’s largest rocking chair, Peru to see the circus, Bloomington to stop and smell the local flowers, and Carmel, where we spent a LONG time going through roundabouts.
Did you pack snacks? We sure hope so, because there are more miles (and fun) ahead.
But for now, let’s celebrate the distances you’ve traveled so far, because it’s no small feat. If this virtual adventure ever took to the actual road, these are the stats that you would have racked up:
From stop to stop, this entire virtual trip would cover 2,438 real miles so far! To put this into perspective, most routes across the United States cover between 2,500 and 3,500 miles, according to Forbes.
So far, Hoosiers have spent just over 43 hours on the road given the routes. If you like to crank the tunes on the road, that means you can listen to Seymour native John Mellencamp’s “Jack & Diane” over 600 times! Or you could listen to the audiobook version of Bird Watching – Larry Bird’s biography – about 4 and a half times.
The longest stretch on the Hoosier Road Trip so far? Traveling from Jasper to South Bend. This drive is about 4 and a half hours long and covers 265 miles of Hoosier territory. That’s basically the length of the state!
The shortest drive of the trip thus far was the drive from Centerville to Carmel. This drive covers about 73 miles and takes just over an hour — unless you stop in Indy to catch a Pacers game on the way.
Participants only need to pack two things for Hoosier Road Trip — a myLOTTERY membership and the Hoosier Lottery app.
We’ve already mentioned that myLOTTERY membership is free, but creating an account gives you access to personalized jackpot alerts, birthday coupons, member-only 2nd Chance promotions, and chances to win things like VIP Pacers and Colts tickets. There’s always something going on for myLOTTERY, whether it’s member-only games like Hoosier Road Trip, 2nd Chance exclusives, or entire experiences, like the upcoming myLOTTERY Trip to Las Vegas with the Indiana Fever or myLOTTERY Concert Flyaway Promotion.