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Hoosier Lottery
Address: 1302 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 264-4800
Fax: (317) 264-4908
Population: 6.08 Million
Lottery Director: Sarah M Taylor
Start - Up: October 1989
Sales FY 2001:
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Sales FY 2012:
$548.3 Million
$626.3 Million
$665.0 Million
$734.87 Million
$739.63 Million
$816.35 Million
$788.02 Million
$822.80 Million
$732.00 Million
$739.10 Million
$791.44 Million
$855.58 Million
Sales Per Capita: $129.60
Number of Employees: 192
Number of Retailers: 4,200
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
August 29, 2010 - August 28, 2016
Advertising: Boyden & Youngblutt
October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2013
Number of Terminals: 3,953
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
January 2, 2002 - March 30, 2013
Secondary Contract: Pollard Banknote
January 2, 2002 - March 30, 2013
ITVMs Interlott
Number of ITVMs: 700
Games Offered: Powerball, Instant, Hoosier Lotto, Lucky 5, Daily 3, Daily 4,Pull tab, TV Bingo.
Proceeds: About 30 cents of every dollar spent on lottery tickets goes to the State.
The Indiana General Assembly and the State Budget Committee allocate the profits for Capital projects and other Worthwhile Causes.

Background Information


Voters approved a lottery for Indiana in November 1988 by a 62 percent majority, and the Lottery Act was signed into law in May 1989. Ticket sales began with a bang – literally – on October 13, 1989, as a cannon was fired at Pan American Plaza in Indianapolis to celebrate the launch of the Hoosier Lottery. Within 24 hours, 8.19 million Hoosier Millionaire scratch tickets were sold.
Some two weeks later, the Hoosier Millionaire TV show made its debut, and the first million dollar prize was awarded in early December.
The Lottery’s first draw game, Lotto Cash, began in April 1990, followed by the daily numbers games Daily 3 and Daily 4 in July. In October, the multistate Lotto*America was introduced; after that game morphed into Powerball, the Hoosier Lottery holds the distinction of having sold more winning Powerball jackpot tickets than any other participating lottery.
The Hoosier Lottery has a diverse lineup of draw games in its current portfolio, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Hoosier Lotto (and its companion game Tag 6), Mix & Match, Quick Draw, Daily 3, Daily 4 and Lucky 5. And in addition to scratch games, pulltabs are also available.
The Lottery’s early success allowed it to repay the $6 million startup loan to the state within the first year. Its mission has never changed – to return maximum net income to the state in a socially responsible manner. Lottery proceeds benefit three primary programs:

  • The Build Indiana Fund, which helps offset residents’ motor vehicle excise taxes
  • The pension and disability funds for retired Hoosier police officers and firefighters.
  • The pension fund for retired teachers.


News 2015
March 12, 2015 Lucky 7s pay off for Hoosiers!
February 16, 2015 Hoosier Lottery introduces new payment option: GOLD!
Jan. 5, 2015 Hoosier Lottery to give away prize packs
Jan. 5, 2015 Popular "multiplier" Scratch-off family is back for 2015!
Jan. 5, 2015 2-0-1-5 is today's winning Hoosier Lottery Midday drawing!

News 2014
November 20, 2014 Deadline nears for MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ Lottery Game Drawing
November 19, 2014 Hoosier Lottery Returns are Ahead on Previous Years, But still Not on Target
October 9, 2014 Hoosier Lottery's ‘The Walking Dead’ Ad Wins Industry's Highest Honour
Oct. 10, 2014 Hoosier Lottery celebrates 25 years
Sept. 4, 2014 New Colts Scratch-Off Game Offers Ultimate Suite Experience
August 28, 2014 Monopoly Millionaires' Club™ Lottery Game to Make More and More Millionaires
Aug. 25, 2014 Hoosier Lottery offers new option for Bingo players
August 24, 2014 Players look Forward New National Draw Game
August 19, 2014 Hoosier Lottery transfers over $250 million to the State of Indiana
June 30, 2014 Hoosier Lottery achieves $1 billion in Sales
May 20, 2014 Hoosier Lottery Expected to Meet Sales Budget Goal
May 11, 2014 Hoosier Lotto Gets a Facelift after 20 Great Years
March 27, 2014 Hoosier Millionaire Road Show Awards Players with 2nd Chance
February 27, 2014 Hoosier Lottery Recognized by World Lottery Association, Awarded for Excellence in Responsible Gaming
February 24, 2014 Enhanced Quick Draw offers more to Hoosier players
February 19, 2014 More than $6.4 million claimed on Hoosier Millionaire and $500 Frenzy games!
Feb. 12, 2014 Hoosier Lottery Retailers Join in Jackpot Fun!
February 4, 2014 Duck Dynasty® Scratch-Offs have arrived at Hoosier Lottery
January 30, 2013 Powerball Jackpot Jumps, Ultimate Tailgate Experience Deadline Nears
January 9, 2014 Hoosier Lottery Bringing Back "Hoosier Millionaire" Game Show

News 2013
September 18, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Aims to Become Less Jackpot Reliant
September 6, 2013 Governor Appoints Sarah Taylor as the Executive Director of Hoosier Lottery
September 6, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Introduces Scratch Tickets to Raise Awareness of Animal Welfare
August 29, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Launch Poker Lotto
August 19, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Names Winner of Hometown Host Contest
August 9, 2013 GTECH Supports Hoosier Veterans and their Families
August 9, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Hometown Host Competition
July 25, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Searches for TV Drawing Host
July 18, 2013 Broadcast Station Hopes for Jackpot Ratings in Lottery Deal
July 16, 2013 State Considers Private Firm to Help Run Hoosier Lottery
July 9, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Director Tipped by Governor to Run Dept of Transportation
July 9, 2013 Hoosier Lottery to Air Live Drawings
June 26, 2013 Hoosier Lottery on Pace for Record Returns
June 26, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Hosts Traditional Chili Cook Off
May 10, 2013 Governor Signs Gaming Legislation
April 4, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Launch "Cash For Life" Unique Family of Scratch-Off Games
March 30, 2013 Private Lottery Operator to Expand Retailer Selling Hours
March 23, 2013 Hoosier Lottery Terminals Experience Outage Over Weekend
March 20, 2013 House Committee Guts Casino Bill
March 12, 2013 Governor Opposes Key Provisions in Senate Gaming Bill
March 1, 2013 Freedom to Dream: the "New" Hoosier Lottery Has Arrived
February 3, 2013 GTECH Pledges to Adopt Responsible Approach to Retailer Expansion
February 3, 2013 Gambling Bill Could Cost Indiana More Than $230 Million Over Two Years, Analysis Shows
December 27, 2012 GTECH to Begin First Hoosier Lottery Ad Campaign

News 2012
December 18, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Selects New Creative Advertising Agency of Record
December 10, 2012 Lottery Officials Expect Partnership to Increase Lottery Profits by $2.1 Billion Over 15 years
November 8, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Hosts First Retailer Advisory Board Meeting
November 1, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Launching New Rolling-Jackpot Game Cash 5
October 31, 2012 Lottery Manager Ramping Up Advertising Budget
October 19, 2012 Lottery Works To Reduce The Amount Of Information Redacted In Bid Documentation
October 15, 2012 Lottery Commission Inks Contract, But GTECH Indiana Keeps Business Plan Close
October 12, 2012 Indiana Lottery Vendor Protests Rival's Contract
October 4, 2012 Lottomatica Group Announce That GTECH Corporation Has Been Chosen As The Integrated Services Provider In The Request For Information (RFI) Issued By The Indiana (Hoosier) Lottery
October 4, 2012 State Lottery Commission Approves Recommendation Of GTECH As Private Vendor To Assist With Hoosier Lottery Operation
October 3, 2012 Hoosier Lottery to Commence Contract Negotiations with GTECH for Outsourced Services
September 26, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Delays Vote On Outsourcing
September 24, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Privatization Up For Debate
September 9, 2012 Only Two Companies Express Interest in Managing Functions of the Indiana State Lottery
September 7, 2012 Lottery Won't Award Contract Unless Standards Met
September 6, 2012 Officials Disagree on Withdrawn Bidders Assessment
September 6, 2012 Tatts Group Withdraws From Lottery Contract Bidding
September 5, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off Players, Come on Down™!
August 31, 2012 Officials Release List of Companies Vying For State Lottery Contract
August 26, 2012 Indiana Readies for Outside-Vendor Bids for State Lottery
August 6, 2012 Indiana's Lottery Changes Must Make Sense for Hoosiers
August 2, 2012 It’s cool.  It’s new.  It’s Hoosier Lottery Black
July 29, 2012 Indiana Looks To Outsourcing Hoosier Lottery
July 18, 2012 Editorial: Lottery Privatization Could Be A Winner
July 10, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Issues Request For Information
July 10, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Seeks Bids For Privatizing Some Of Agency's Work
July 10, 2012 Lottery Moves Forward in Search For Private Vendor
May 24, 2012 $5 Million Prize Still Unclaimed On Hoosier Lottery Scratch-Off
May 17, 2012 Indiana Gubernatorial Candidates Split On Privatizing State Services
March 5, 2012 BEJEWELED®Diamond Doubler Scratch-Off Full Of High-Carat Prizes
February 20, 2012 Hoosier Lottery Sells Their Third Highest Winning Ticket Ever
February 8, 2012 Hoosier Lotto Players Experiencing a Seven-Month Dry Spell, the Third-Longest Jackpot Run in the Game's Nearly 18-Year History
February 5, 2012 Lottery Issues Invitation to Bid for Instant Ticket Vending Machines Maintenance
January 31, 2012 State Smoking Ban Passed By House, Awaits Senate Approval

News 2011
December 8, 2011 The Hoosier Lottery Has a New Direction and is on the Verge of Getting a New Director
November 14, 2011 Lottery Promises Accountability; Commission Will Now Review Detailed Expenses
November 14, 2011 Effect of Powerball Price Hike Difficult to Predict
November 13, 2011 New Job for Lottery Chief
October 21, 2011 Governor’s Office Announce Recent Lottery Commission Appointments
October 17, 2011 Governor Names Interim Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery
October 14, 2011 Hoosier Lottery Chief Resigns
October 5, 2011 Hoosier Lottery Officials Defend New Headquarters
July 5, 2011 Hoosier Lottery Sales Growing Again
April 10, 2011 Charity Gaming Rules Come Under Legislative Scrutiny
April 7, 2011 Hoosier Lottery Says Winning $221.7M Powerball Ticket Sold at Clarksville Convenience Store


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