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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
Gross Sales FY 2014:
Gross Sales FY 2015:
Gross Sales FY 2016:
$1,018.7 million
$1,040.6 million
Sales Per Capita: $129.60
Number of Employees: 192
Number of Retailers: 4,561
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
Advertising: Boyden & Youngblutt
Number of Terminals: 3,953
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Secondary Contract: Pollard Banknote
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 Archive
August 19, 2021 Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record $375.5 Million to the State of Indiana
April 4, 2021 April is National Financial Literacy Month
March 1, 2021 Hoosier Lottery Emphasizes Positive Play in Support of Problem Gambling Awareness Month
November 24, 2020 Hoosier Lottery is Making it Easy to Spread Holiday Joy; Introduces Cheer Challenge
November 17, 2020 Hoosier Scratch-Off Tickets Increased 31% Between July and October Compared to the Same Four-Month Period One Year Earlier
September 25, 2020 A New Look for Powerball Draw Show Set to Debut in Sept. 30 Drawing
August 25, 2020 Hoosier Lottery Offering 30 Players a Chance to Win $1 Million on New Year’s Eve
July 6, 2020 The Hoosier Lottery Celebrates “Metal-Worthy Moments” with Chances to Win Up to $250,000 Instantly
July 6, 2020 Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor Named President of Multi-State Lottery Association
November 14, 2019 Hoosier Lottery Makes it Easy to Spread Cheer This Holiday Season with New Holiday Scratch-offs
October 13, 2019 Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Build a Stronger, Safer, Smarter Indiana
Sept. 3, 2019 Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record $312 Million to the State of Indiana
July 1, 2019 Cash4Life Drawings Expanding to Seven Nights a Week
December 21, 2018 Hoosier Lottery Recognized for Responsible Gaming Efforts by the World Lottery Association
November 25, 2018 Indiana Stands to Benefit from the Two Massive Jackpot Runs
September 4, 2018 Hoosier Lottery Releases the Voice Scratch-off Ticket
August 14, 2018 Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record $306 Million to the State
June 6, 2018 Indiana Lottery Expecting Record Income
June 5, 2018 Hoosier Lottery Release THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Scratch-off
May 14, 2018 Hoosier Lottery Launch Lucky Seven
February 6, 2018 Hoosiers Could Win Up to $2 Million on New Hoosier Lottery Scratch-Offs

News Archive for CY2017
October 11, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Launches Revolutionary New Game
August 28, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Mustered Record Profit for State in Latest Fiscal Year
June 18, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Increases Starting CA$H 5 Jackpot
May 20, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Celebrates National Be a Millionaire Day
May 16, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Soon to Offer $50 Scratch-Off Ticket
April 25, 2017 Trio on Trial in Bogus $2 Million Lottery Claim
April 17, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 25 Years of Powerball
March 19, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Gives Daily Games More Power with SUPERBALL
March 3, 2017 Senate Halts Plans for Veteran Lottery Ticket
February 7, 2017 Proposed Scratch-Off for Homeless Veterans Hits Roadblock
January 15, 2017 Hoosier Lottery Hits the BULLSEYE with Quick Draw

News Archive for CY2016
December 30, 2016 Governor-elect Reappoints Sarah Taylor to Again Head Hoosier Lottery
November 21, 2016 Josh Kaufman Releases 'Home For The Holidays' with the Hoosier Lottery
September 18, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Introduces New Multi-State Game!
September 16, 2016 Hoosier  Lottery Giving Players a Chance at $1,000 a Day for Life!
September 6, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Celebrates Indiana's Bicentennial!
August 22, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Welcomes Katie Hargitt
August 17, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Operator Hits Revised Income Goal
August 16, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Posts Record Year
August 2, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Wants You to Get metal!
July 9, 2016 $540 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold in Indiana!
June 25, 2016 Hoosier Lottery is Having a Banner Year; Up 14 Percent More Than Last Year
June 7, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Scares Up 80s Nostalgia with Ghostbusters™ Game
May 19, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Implementing 'For Life' Draw Game
May 19, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 656 Millionaires!
May 14, 2016 State Lottery Vendor on Pace to Reach Revenue Target
April 24, 2016 Hometown Favourite Hoosier Lotto Just Got Better
March 22, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Receives Top Vendor Award
March 4, 2016 Senate Votes for Fantasy Sports Companies to be Regulated by Indiana Gaming Commission
March 1, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Teams Up with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Offer Official Indy 500® Scratch-Off Game
February 15, 2016 Hoosier Lottery Introduces Fast Play Jackpot!
February 1, 2016 The Buntin Group to Provide Media Planning and Buying Services for Hoosier Lottery

News Archive for CY2015
November 28, 2015 Deal Struck in Lottery-Ticket Case
November 22, 2015 Bidding for Lottery Advertising Account to be Finalised
November 5, 2015 One Away? Win Anyway! The Hoosier Lottery Will Still Pay
October 31, 2015 $2M Hoosier Lottery Scam Case Heads to Court
September 23, 2015 Hoosier Lottery Giving Away $5 Million on Live TV
September 22, 2015 Private Operator on Track to Meet Revenue Goals in Indiana
September 8, 2015 EZmatch Offer Easy Way to Boost Your Favorite Hoosier Lottery Game
September 1, 2015 They're back! Indiana's Scariest Lottery Game Returns
Aug. 3, 2015 More than 229,000 winning Fast Play tickets
August 4, 2015 New Hoosier Lottery Hot 5s Scratch-offs launch today
June 12, 2015 Lottery Looks to Restructure Vendor Contract
June 8, 2015 Hoosier Lottery launches new Fast Play games
June 2, 2015 Win 20 years of bacon!
May 28, 2015 Players Try for Big Money in Las Vegas
April 30, 2015 MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB Offer Hoosiers Chance for Real Money!
April 22, 2015 Charges in Relation to Lottery Fraud Case
April 22, 2015 Hoosier Lottery tickets are recyclable!
April 13, 2015 Hoosiers score on MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ TV Game Show
April 9, 2015 Hoosiers aim for big money on Lottery TV game show
April 7, 2015 Hoosiers win on MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ TV Game Show
April 7, 2015 Hoosier Lottery's new Cat and Dog Themed Games on Sale Now
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!


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