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Current lottery games include: Hoosier Lotto - Powerball - Mega Millions - Daily 3 Evening - Daily 3 Midday - Daily 4 Evening - Daily 4 Midday - Cash 5 - Quick Draw - Quick Draw Midday
The Hoosier Lottery was established in Indiana in November 1988 when voters overwhelmingly approved a lottery referendum. Sales of scratch-off games began in October 1989 and the show Hoosier Millionaire aired its first episode on October 28th, 1989 and would run successfully until November 2005. The state joined Lotto*America in October 1990 and began to sell Powerball tickets in April 1992. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in Indiana in January 2010.
Proceeds from the Hoosier Lottery are used to support pensions for police and firefighters across Indiana. Additional recipients of lottery funding include the Teachers' Retirement Fund and the Build Indiana Fund. By the end of FY 2013, the Hoosier Lottery had allocated $4.3 billion to these great causes.
Hoosier Lottery fans can play Mega Millions and Powerball, but there are also great local games on offer.
Hoosier Lotto was launched in September 1994 to the delight of lottery fans across the state. The jackpot starts at $1 million and will increase in value each time it isn't won. The rollovers continue until someone matches all six numbers drawn and wins the top prize! To play, just purchase a ticket for $1 and select six numbers from 1 to 48 or opt for a Quick Pick to let the lottery terminal produce random numbers for them. Drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Here's what you could win:
||Odds of Winning
|Match 6 of 6
||1 in 12,271,512
|Match 5 of 6
||Pari-mutuel prize (estimated $1,000)
||1 in 48,696
||Match 4 of 6
||Pari-mutuel prize (estimated $50)
||1 in 950
||Match 3 of 6
||1 in 53
||Match 2 of 6
||Free Hoosier Lotto Ticket
||1 in 7
|Odds of winning any Hoosier Lotto prize are 1 in 6
Want the chance to win a cash prize right after purchasing your ticket? Pay an extra $1 and unlock EZmatch, which could net you up to $500 right there and then. Your ticket for Hoosier Lotto, Cash 5 and other Hoosier Lottery games will be printed as normal, but there will be an extra set of numbers on the ticket. Each number will be assigned a monetary value and if that number matches one of the numbers you chose for the draw game, you'll win the cash! You can redeem it immediately and receive an exchange ticket for the drawing.
Cash 5 is a daily draw game with a starting jackpot of $50,000. Tickets cost $1 each and players select five numbers from 1 to 41 or choose a Quick Pick to have numbers randomly generated for them. EZmatch is also available for those who'd like a chance to win straight away! To win the Cash 5 top prize, players must match all five main numbers drawn. Here's how it works:
||Odds of Winning
|Match 5 of 5
||1 in 749,398
|Match 4 of 5
||1 in 4,163
||Match 3 of 5
||1 in 119
||Match 2 of 5
||Free Cash 5 Ticket
||1 in 11
|Odds of winning any Cash 5 prize are 1 in 9.6
Other great Hoosier Lottery games include Bingo to Go, Poker Lotto, Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw.
The Hoosier Lottery also sells a wide variety of scratch-off games that can be purchased from authorized retailers. With prices for the games ranging from $1 to $25, there's a scratch-off to suit everyone's tastes and budget.
Won a Hoosier Lottery prize? That's awesome! Make sure that you claim it as soon as you feel ready, but don't wait too long - the deadline for claiming prizes is 180 days after the date of the drawing or the announced date of closure for a scratch-off game.
Prizes worth $25 or less can be cashed in at an authorized lottery retailer and some bigger retailers can pay out prizes worth up to $599. If you've won between $600 and $49,999, or you can't find a retailer who can pay you more than $25 but less than $600, then you can claim your winnings at a regional lottery office or at the Hoosier Lottery head offices located in Indianapolis. Any prize worth $50,000 or more must be redeemed at the head offices.
Prizes worth $1,200 or more will be subject to an Indiana state tax of 3.4% and prizes worth $5,000 or more will have 25 percent withheld in federal taxes along with the state taxes already levied on the winnings.
All Hoosier Lottery players must be at least 18 years old.
You can't win a prize for a lottery game, sweepstake or raffle that you never entered. That's it. No ifs, ands or buts. Anyone trying to tell you otherwise may be attempting to set you up as the target for a lottery scam. Visit the scams page to learn more.