Will you be the next Hoosier Lotto jackpot winner?
Homegrown favorite will ALWAYS be won in Indiana!
INDIANAPOLIS (March 19, 2014) - It's almost spring in Indiana and we're growing jackpots!
Indiana's homegrown favorite, Hoosier Lotto, has a whopping $20 million jackpot for tonight's drawing!
The Hoosier Lotto jackpot has been building since it was last won in October 2013, when Richard McMurray of Bloomington claimed a $3.5 million jackpot. The lucky player joined more than 100 other Hoosier Lotto winners over the years who have claimed Hoosier Lotto jackpots.
The Hoosier Lotto jackpot has been hit 26 times in the last five years. Players in the cities of Indianapolis, Elkhart, Summitville, Jasper, Moores Hill, Glenwood, Daleville, New Albany, Muncie, Highland, Columbus, Frankfort, Newport, Huntertown, Bedford, Guston and Bloomington all laid claim to jackpot hits ranging from $1 milion to $34 million in the last five years.
The largest Hoosier Lotto jackpot ever was $54 million and was won by retired East Chicago steelworker Peter Gilbert, who claimed his prize in November 2007.
In addition to the jackpot prizes, which are won when all six drawn numbers are matched, Hoosier Lotto pays pari-mutuel prizes on match four and match five numbers. The game also pays a $3 prize on a match three ticket and awards a free ticket for a match two ticket.
Hoosier Lotto tickets are available at over 4,000 retailers in Indiana. They must be purchased by 10:39 p.m. for the approximately 10:50 p.m. drawing.
In last night's Mega Millions® drawing, Hoosiers won over $274,000 in prize money on over 123,000 tickets! The $400 million jackpot will be shared by winners in Florida and Maryland.
Profits from the sale of Mega Millions, Powerball, Hoosier Lotto and all Hoosier Lottery tickets sold in Indiana stay in Indiana.
When Hoosiers play Mega Millions, Powerball, Hoosier Lotto and all Hoosier Lottery games, they are not only getting a shot at life-changing millions, they are also contributing to good causes right here in Indiana.
Ninety-four cents of every dollar stays in Indiana and goes back to Indiana in some way, whether in prizes to players, commissions to retailers or support for Teachers' Retirement Fund and firefighter and police pensions. Lottery profits in Indiana also reduce vehicle excise tax by 50 percent.
Statewide, Hoosier Lottery games helped the Hoosier Lottery generate more than $714 million for Indiana In 2012 (approximately):
• $415 million to winners in prizes
• $60 million to retailers in sales commissions and bonuses
• $28 million to vendors
• $30 million to police and firefighter pensions
• $30 million to Teachers' Retirement Fund
• $147 million to Build Indiana Fund, where it was used to reduce vehicle excise tax by 50 percent
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.
To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information, please contact Stephanie McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org.