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The Hoosier Lotto of Indiana is organized and operated by the State of Indiana and is the only USA Lottery company that uses its State nickname as the name of its lottery –  as opposed to the actual name of the State.

The Indiana State Lottery was first launched when state citizens voted in November 1988 in favor of having a lottery. This then passed into law in May 1989 and the very first Hoosier lottery tickets were then put out on sale on Friday October 13th 1989.

Friday the 13th…

Friday the 13th! Whilst some folk may consider this date to be not so great, Indiana Lottery players must have been feeling lucky!

The first Indiana Lotto tickets sold were scratch-off tickets and on that first day – an impressive 8.19 MILLION tickets were sold.

Indiana likes to offer a good return and so sixty one cents out of every US$ 1.00 spent on its Indiana Lotto games goes right back to players. That is a total of more than US$ 13.9 BILLION being paid straight back to the pockets of its winners as of June 2019!

The Hoosier Lottery offers numerous different games in its overall portfolio including the Multi-State Powerball of which the state is a member, the Mega Millions, Cash4Life, Daily 3, Daily 4, Cash 5, Quick Draw, scratch-offs and its primary jackpot lotto game which we shall look at in greater detail herethe Hoosier Lotto PLUS.

Hoosier Lotto Overview

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The Hoosier Lotto + is a traditional lotto style jackpot game and is the most popular Indiana State lottery game played every single week.

The Hoosier Lottery’s first lotto style game was Lotto Cash which started in April 1990 with the initial draw taking place on May 5th.

The current Hoosier Lotto replaced the Lotto Cash game back in September 1994 and is one of the most innovative lotteries in the USA. It is designed to have more winners and large jackpots and to this end it is the one of the only USA Lottery jackpot games to offer its players a prize for matching just 2 out of the 6 numbers.

The Hoosier Lotto offers a total of five different ways in which you can win – 2 or more numbers matched will win you a prize.

The Hoosier Lottery jackpot starts off at US$ 1 MILLION and will increase in size by a minimum of US$ 100,000 each time that the top prize is not won by way of a jackpot rollover making for some very large wins to play for. There is no limit to how high the Indiana Lotto jackpot can grow, which is what makes the game so popular.

The Indiana State Lottery makes draws for the Hoosier Lotto twice every week on both Wednesdays & Saturdays at 11.00pm local time and you can check the winning Hoosier Lotto numbers here after every draw and on their official website – hoosierlottery.com.

Hoosier Lotto How it Works

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The Hoosier Lotto uses what’s known as a 6/46 matrix which means that when playing, you need to pick 6 numbers out of a number range from 1 to 46. Should you match all 6 of the numbers then you shall be a Hoosier Lotto jackpot winner.

A Quick Pick facility is also available when playing Hoosier Lottery games very similar to the “Lucky Dip” that is used with the UK National Lottery or Europe’s EuroMillions – which means that you can ask for the computer terminal to determine all of your Indiana Lottery numbers for you.

Win With Just 2 Numbers!

There are other thousands of other cash prizes you can win too if you match either 5 of the numbers drawn, 4 numbers, 3 numbers, plus the Hoosier Lotto is the only jackpot lottery game in the USA where you can even be a winner by matching just 2 numbers!

So playing the Indiana State Lottery Hoosier Lotto is simple. You just select your own 6 numbers or let the computer or retailer pick them automatically for you using its random number generator.

Each entry on the Hoosier Lotto game will cost you just US$ 2.00.

An EXTRA Chance to win with LOTTO PLUS!

An exciting addition to the Hoosier Lotto is the +PLUS option which provides you with a 2nd chance to win a jackpot prize!

For an extra US$ 1.00 you can also win even more prizes of up to US$ 1 MILLION by playing using the Hoosier Lotto PLUS option.

The Hoosier Lotto PLUS + draw is a 2nd drawing that takes place immediately after the main Hoosier Lotto draw and comprises of a completely separate set of 6 Lotto PLUS winning lottery numbers.

Whether you play the standard Hoosier Lotto game or the Hoosier Lotto PLUS,  your entry also gets a built-in prize multiplier which will increase the value of your win by either 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x.

Hoosier Lotto Who Can Play?

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As with almost all of the State Lottery games in the past it was only the citizens who were living in the State of Indiana that were allowed to take part in any of the Hoosier Lottery games & this included the Hoosier Lotto. Tickets had to be purchased on the street from an authorized lottery ticket retailer situated in the State of Indiana.

Nowadays however with the welcome presence of authentic and authorized online lotto ticket sales organizations like TheLotter or SmartWinners you are able to pick your Indiana Lottery numbers online and purchase your tickets wherever in the world you live.

This is excellent news if you live outside of Indiana & the U.S.A. but want to play the Hoosier Lotto & guarantee your entry into the next drawing or just simply wish to enjoy the convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online from the comfort of your home.

Once you have entered into the Hoosier Lotto you are then easily able to check the Hoosier Lottery results online to find out if you have become one of the latest lucky Indiana Lotto prize winners.

You must be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the Indiana State Lottery games including the Hoosier Lotto.

Some great news here for all USA Lottery players in Indiana...

The Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) – who administer the POWERBALL game – and the Mega Millions consortium – who administer the MEGA MILLIONS game – have entered into an historic cross-sales agreement across the USA. All US Lotteries that previously sold POWERBALL tickets are now ALSO eligible to sell MEGA MILLIONS tickets.

This means that with effect from January 31st 2010 – in addition to the existing
POWERBALL – USA Lottery players in Indiana will now ALSO be able to buy lottery
tickets for the MEGA MILLIONS. You can still buy lottery tickets online, of course,
from anywhere around the world.

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Hoosier Lotto Numbers

There are numerous ways that you can check out the very latest Hoosier Lottery results to see if you are now one of the winners.

Whilst the Hoosier Lotto numbers and drawings are not actually televised, you can either find them right here after every draw or visit the official Indiana Lottery website portal hoosierlottery.

Other winning Hoosier Lottery numbers are shown on television with results for the Powerball, Mega Millions, Daily 3 and Daily 4 being broadcast on FOX59, WNDU16, WTW02, WANE15, plus WTVW7, WEHT25 and Merrillville Lakeshore Public Television.

You can also have the latest Hoosier Lotto results emailed to you directly by the Hoosier Lottery or sent by text  after each drawing.

Hoosier Lotto Odds of Winning

The odds of winning on the Hoosier Lottery are very reasonable when you compare them to many of the other USA Lottery games available like the Multi State Lotteries, Mega Millions & Powerball.

The chances of you winning a Hoosier Lotto jackpot first prize by matching all 6 of the winning lottery numbers are 1 in 9,366,819 – for these odds you could be a Hoosier Lotto jackpot prize winner.

For one of the prizes on the second level the odds are a much better 1 in 39,028 for matching 5 of the winning lottery numbers.

The likelihood of winning a third tier prize by choosing 4 of the winning numbers drawn comes in at 1 in 800 and for a prize on the fourth tier the odds are reduced right down to just 1 in 47 for correctly choosing only 3 of the winning Hoosier Lottery numbers.

2 Balls Win Every Time…

The Indiana Lottery Hoosier Lotto can boast to be the only jackpot lottery in North America to let you win when you match just 2 numbers and the odds for this are an incredible 1 in 6.8!

Your overall odds of winning any Hoosier Lotto prize are 1 in 6.

Hoosier Lotto Record Jackpots

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The biggest jackpot ever to have been won with Lotto Indiana on the Hoosier Lotto was on November 7th 2007. The whopping US$ 54.5 MILLION was won by Peter Gilbert from East Chicago and he elected to go for the cash lump sum option instead of the annuity payments.

The 2nd biggest Hoosier Lotto jackpoot ever won to date has been the fantastic sum of US$ 43.8 MILLION won on August 10th 2019 by a family from Corydon claiming under the name of Marvel LLC.

Prior to this the previous Hoosier Lotto jackpot record had been set way back in June 1999 and was a massive US$ 42 MILLION.

In July 1998 the largest USA Lottery jackpot at that particular time was won by 13 machine shop workers from Ohio who had bought an Indiana Powerball lottery ticket in Richmond, Indiana. This win was a record US$ 295.7 MILLION & was split among the winners.

Another Indiana Power Ball record was created in August 2007 when approximately US$ 314 MILLION came out of yet another win from Richmond, Indiana & won by the Coteral & Hiles family.

The overall biggest jackpot ever to have been won to date in the history of Indiana Lottery games has been the amazing amount of US$ 540 MILLION which was won on Friday July 8th 2016 on the Mega Millions Indiana by a family based in Hamilton County, IN.

Hoosier Lotto How Prizes are Paid

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If you are the winner of a Hoosier Lotto jackpot 1st prize you will then have a choice to make as to how you would like to receive your winnings. You could choose to have either of two options availablea single cash lump sum payment or annuity over a period of time.

You will need to make the choice as to whether you wish to receive the monetary lump sum option or the annuity installment payments option within 60 days of your winning lotto draw being conducted.

If you choose to have your jackpot as an annuity it will be paid to you by the Indiana Lottery in annual installments across 30 years.

In terms of value if you decided to receive the cash lump sum payment as an Indiana Lotto jackpot winner, you would receive roughly 50% of the annuity that you would be paid in installments.

The rules with any of the Indiana State Lottery games mean that you need to claim your prize within 180 days of the drawing date.

If you win a prize of any value up to US$ 599 you will be able to claim your lottery win in cash from most Hoosier Lottery retailers.

For all winnings of US$ 600 to US$ 50,000 you can make your claim at any of the Indiana State Lottery regional offices or at the Indiana State Lottery Headquarters, Meridan Street, Indianapolis.

If you have won any prize of over US$ 50,000 again you will need to claim your winnings at the Indiana Lotto Headquarters.

Of course, should you play lottery online you will not have to be concerned with any of the above information as your lottery ticket sales company such as SmartWinners, TheLotter or any other accredited company that you use will take care of all this for you.

Hoosier Lottery Where the Money Goes

Since the Idiana State Lottery started in 1989 it has provided in excess of US$ 6 BILLION to the State of Indiana for various good causes and organizations including the Police and Fire Pension Relief Fund, Build Indiana Fund and the Teacher’s Retirement Fund and the Help America Vote Act. This is in addition to the US$ 15.4 BILLION also paid out to lottery winners & retailers.

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