Known as the Hoosier Lotto, Indiana state has been selling tickets since 1989, with millions of hopeful Indiana residents hoping to take home millions of dollars in cash prizes. Online concierge services have enabled even more people to play, by offering tickets to people all over the world.
The Big Games
The Hoosier Lottery has already given away over a billion dollars to lucky winners over the past 115 draws. You could be taking home the next jackpot, by simply playing your $1 ticket and choosing 6 lucky numbers. The game has draws twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the jackpot starting at $1 million. Your odds of taking home the jackpot are 1 in 12,271,512.
The Powerball and Mega Millions games are a big hit in Indiana with an impressive Powerball win of $314.3 million won by an Indiana resident. These nation-wide lotteries attract millions of hopefuls every week, with draws taking place twice a week.
The Hoosier Lotto has its fair share of unique games, and at the top of the list is definitely Bringing Home the Bacon. This game costs $2 per ticket for a chance to take home $200 or 20 years of bacon. Yes, we said bacon. Expect an annual delivery of bacon to your door if you win this coveted prize.
The other scratch-offs mostly just give away cash, from $500 to the ultimate jackpots of $3 million! These games are all themed, with some incorporating cats and dogs into the ticket.
With 9 winning pattern combinations, Bingo-to-go is a fun version of the original bingo. You can select a ticket amount and draw time for your wager as the game has 4 draws every day. This gives you great odds and more chances to win the main prize of $10 000.
Every day, you can stand a chance of winning up to $2 million in this very easy game. Just pick 10 numbers from 1-80 and the lottery will pick 20 numbers. If you can match up to 5 numbers out of that batch, then you are a winner. This game gives you great odds of 1 in 8 million for the jackpot and 1 in 22 for smaller prizes.
How to claim your winnings
The Hoosier Lottery has simple rules for claiming your winnings. If you have won less than $600, you can claim the money at any lottery kiosk, while international players will receive their payouts in their concierge accounts. This can then be drawn immediately or kept for future lottery games.
If you have won more than that amount, you will need to visit a lottery district to claim your money. International players will need to contact the lottery, but all claims must be made within 180 days of the draw. There are different rules for claiming scratch-offs wins as this must be made within 60 days.
Whether you are playing from overseas or you are a local, you will need to pay federal and state taxes.