Hoosier USA Lottery

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Here is a question for you. Which US State lottery uses its official name as its state’s nickname? Did you got the answer? Yes it is Hoosier! The Hoosier Lottery is the official state lottery of Indiana. It is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). Indiana legislators authorized the state lottery, along with betting on horse racing, in May 1989. The first scratch-off game, Hoosier Millionaire, went on sale in October. Lotto Cash, the first online game, began in April 1990. The Hoosier Lottery sells scratch tickets; its drawing games include Mega Millions, Hoosier Lotto, Powerball, Cash 5, and Poker Lotto.

Few Facts

  • The Indiana Hoosier lottery first began in 1989, after 62% of the state electorate voted in favour of the lottery referendum.
  • The first lottery games to be played in Indiana were the Scratch-off and Hoosier Millionaire lotteries, with more games such as Daily 3 and Daily 4 added not long after.
  • Indiana was also one of the first states to offer Lotto America, now called the Powerball.
  • The Indiana Powerball is a monster of a lottery with a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $40 million, which often grows to at least $100 million and can climb to as much as $250 million.
  • Mega Millions on the other hand has a starting jackpot of $15 million.
  • There are four daily Indiana lottery games, three of which also have midday drawings, so there are plenty of chances to get lucky with those winning numbers.
  • The biggest Indiana state only lottery by far is the Hoosier, which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a full set of winning lottery numbers resulting in a jackpot of at least $1 million.
  • Other state draws take place on Fridays and Mondays.
  • The Hoosier lottery has always been extremely popular, with 8.19 million tickets being sold during its first day of sales.

Games Offered

Fast Play

Fast Play

Fast Play – where the instant fun of scratch-offs meets the thrill of draw games! Fast Play games are generated on a Hoosier Lottery terminal at the time of purchase. Players simply match their numbers or symbols to see if they won. Everything you need to play is on each Fast Play ticket. Instructions, prizes and odds appear right on the Fast Play ticket. There are no play slips to fill out and no drawings to wait for.

Fast Play Card

Bingo to go

Bingo togo

  • Bingo To Go is an entertaining Hoosier Lottery draw game based on the traditional game that is easy to play, requires no skill, and is fun to win!
  • Visit a Hoosier Lottery retailer and fill out a Bingo To Go playslip or ask a retailer for a Bingo To Go ticket.
  • Select a draw time and wager amount ($1, $2, $5, $10) and then receive a ticket featuring your bingo board.
  • Winning numbers are drawn four times every day and can be checked at Hoosier Lottery retailers, on select TV news broadcasts and newspapers, as well as animated drawings viewed at Hoosierlottery.com or with the free Hoosier Lottery App.
  • Players match the numbers on their board with winning bingo numbers and complete patterns to win up to $100,000 (based on a $10 wager).
  • Drawings Held: Monday – Sunday, around 10:00 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:50 p.m. Winning numbers will be posted approximately 30 minutes after the draw.
    Cost: $1, $2, $5 or $10 per Bingo Board.
    Top Prize: Up to $100,000 (based on $10 wager)
    Overall Odds: 1:5.1

Scratch -Offs

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Powerball

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Powerball with Power Play is not only America’s favorite national game, but Indiana’s lucky jackpot game. Of the 44 jurisdictions that sell Powerball, Indiana has sold more winning jackpot tickets (38) than any other jurisdiction. Not only do Hoosiers have a chance to play for the big jackpot twice a week, they can win other great non-jackpot prizes — up to $2,000,000!

  • Drawings Held: Wed & Sat around 11 p.m.
    Cost: $2 Powerball, $1 extra for Power Play
    Starting Jackpot: $40 Million
    Sales Cut-off: 9:58 p.m.
  • Playing and winning is easy. Ask for a Powerball Quick Pick or pick your favorite numbers. Match your numbers to the winning numbers drawn every Wednesday and Saturday to win.
  • A Powerball with Power Play ticket that matches 5 of 5 is awarded $2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number selected.

Megamillions

Mega Million
Mega Millions has a starting jackpot of $15 million with faster growing jackpots, better odds, 3x as many winners and is still just a buck!
Drawings Held: Tue & Fri around 11 p.m.
Cost: $1 Mega Millions, $1 extra for Megaplier
Starting Jackpot: $15 Million
Sales Cut-off: 10:44 p.m.

Hoosier Lotto

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Hoosier Hometown Favorite Hoosier Lotto has sold over 115 jackpot tickets worth over one BILLION DOLLARS since 1994. This hometown favorite awards on average more than 24,000 cash prizes and over 165,000 free Hoosier Lotto tickets each week.Just ask for a Hoosier Lotto Quick Pick or pick your favorite numbers. Match at least two of your numbers to the winning numbers drawn every Wednesday and Saturday, to win.

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Drawings Held: Wed and Sat around 10:50 p.m.
Cost: $1 Hoosier Lotto
Starting Jackpot: $1 Million
Sales Cut-off: 10:39 p.m.
Ezmatch is an add-on game available with Hoosier Lotto that gives you a chance to instantly win up to $500! All you have to do is add EZmatch to your Hoosier Lotto for just $1, and a 1:5.1 chance at a cash prize instantly.

Cash 5

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Cash 5 is only $1 and easy to play. You choose (or Quick Pick) 5 numbers from 1 – 41, and lottery draws 5 numbers Monday – Sunday around 10:50 pm, and if you match 2 or more, you WIN!
Drawings Held: Everyday around 10:50 p.m.
Cost: Just $1
Starting Jackpot: $50,000
Faster Growing Jackpots: Minimum roll of $5,000
Sales Cut-off: 10:39 p.m.

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Win instantly on Cash 5 with EZmatch!
EZ match is an add-on game available with Cash 5 that gives you a chance to instantly win up to $500! All you have to do is add EZmatch to your Cash 5 for just $1 and get a 1:5.1 chance at winning a cash prize instantly.

Quick Draw

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Quick Draw is easy to play and fun to win. Every day you have a shot at winning prizes up to $2,000,000! To play, just ask the retailer for a Quick Pick, state your wager amount and get 10 numbers between 1-80, we draw 20 numbers, and if 0 or 5 or more of your numbers match our 20, you win!
Please note:the Quick Draw play you purchase is applicable to the next draw, whether that is a Midday or Evening draw.
Drawings Held: Every day around 1:20 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. (winning numbers posted at approximately 1:45 and 11:20 p.m.)
Cost: $1, $2, $3 or $5
Top Prize: Up to $2,000,000
Sales Cut-off:
Midday at 1:10 p.m.
Evening at 10:39 p.m.

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Win instantly on Quick Draw with EZmatch!
Ez match is an add-on game available with Quick Draw that gives you a chance to instantly win up to $500! All you have to do is add EZmatch to your Quick Draw for just $1, and a 1:5.1 chance at a cash prize instantly.

Poker Lotto

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Win now and win again with Poker Lotto! No poker skills needed. You have a chance to win instantly up to $5,000, and to win again in the evening drawing, up to $250,000! Overall odds of winning a prize are 1:3.9.
Drawings Held: Every evening around 10:50 p.m.
Cost: $2 Poker Lotto Evening
Draw Top Prize: $250,000
Instant Top Prize: $5,000
Sales Cut-off:10:39 p.m.
Poker Lotto Prizes:

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Aces high or low

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Instant win $5,000 prize must be redeemed at a Hoosier Lottery regional office, headquarters, or by mail.
Overall odds of winning a prize are 1:3.9

Daily 3

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Daily 3 lets you play your numbers, your way, every day. And you can tune in to see the winning numbers drawn live every evening. You can watch Powerball and Mega Millions drawings throughout the week too.

  • Daily 3 lets you play your way every day!

Daily 3 offers:

  • 50¢ wagers
  • Wheel play
  • Front Pair, Back Pair
  • Drawings Held:
    Midday: Every Day around 1:20 p.m
    Evening: Every Day around 10:50 p.m
    Cost: 50¢ wager or increments (excluding combo) of $1 up to $10
    Top Prize: $500
    Sales Cut-off: Midday at 1:10 p.m.
    Evening at 10:39 p.m.

Daily 3 odds

Play Type Definitions

  • Straight – a wager that digits selected will match all the digits drawn in
    exact order
  • 6-way Box – a wager that 3 unique digits played and matched all the digits drawn in
    any order
  • 3-way Box – a wager that 2 of the 3 digits played are the same and
    matched all the digits drawn in any order
  • 6-way Combo – a wager that split straight/box with 3 unique digits
    played and matched all the digits drawn straight or in any order
  • 3-way Combo – split straight/box with 2 of the 3 digits played are the
    same and matched all the digits drawn straight or in any order
  • 6-way Wheel – 3 unique digits played  producing all number combinations
    and matched all the digits drawn in exact order each straight
    (total price = number of combinations X wager amount)
  • 3-way Wheel – 2 of the 3 digits played are the same producing all number
    combinations and matched all the digits drawn in exact order each straight
    (total price = number of combinations X wager amount)
  • Front Pair – front 2 digits played and matched all the digits drawn in exact order
  • Back Pair – back 2 digits played and matched all the digits drawn in exact order

Daily 4

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Daily 4 lets you play your numbers, your way, every day. And you can tune in to see the winning numbers drawn live every evening. You can watch Powerball and Mega Millions drawings throughout the week too. Daily 4 lets you play your way every day!
Daily 4 offers:

  • 50¢ wagers
  • Wheel play

Drawings Held:
Midday: Every Day around 1:20 p.m
Evening: Every Day around 10:50 p.m
Wage: 50¢ wager or increments (excluding combo) of $1 up to $10
Top Prize: $5,000
Sales Cut-off:
Midday at 1:10 p.m.
Evening at 10:39 p.m.

Play Type Definitions

  • Straight – a wager that digits selected will match all the digits drawn in exact order
  • Box – a wager that digits selected will match all the digits drawn in any order
  • Combo – a split wager that digits selected will match all the digits drawn in either exact or any
    order ($1 wager = 50 cents straight/50 cents box)
  • Wheel – a wager that gives the easiest way to play all number combinations straight and match all the digits drawn in exact order each straight
    (total price = number of combinations X wager amount)
  • Front 3/Back 3 – a wager that first 3/last 3 digits match all the digits drawn based on play type

EZ Match

EZ Match
EZmatch is an add-on game available with Hoosier Lotto, Cash 5, Quick Draw, Daily 3 and Daily 4 that gives you a chance to instantly win up to $500! All you have to do is add EZmatch to your basegame for a 1:5.1 chance to win a cash prize from $2-$500 instantly.
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Just play Hoosier Lotto, Cash 5, Quick Draw, Daily 3 or Daily 4, add EZmatch for just $1, and if any of the EZmatch numbers match your game numbers, you win the prize shown, which you can redeem instantly!

Claiming Your Prize

If you have a winning ticket, here is what you do.
To Claim Your Prize In Person:
Winning tickets of $25 or less are redeemable at most Hoosier Lottery retailers. Some retailers redeem winning tickets up to $599.00. Please check with your Hoosier Lottery retailer for their specific redemption policies.
First, sign and complete the information on the back of your winning ticket. Prize amounts of $599 and Prize amounts of $600-$49,999 under may be redeemed at the following locations:
Participating Hoosier Lottery retailers,

  • Northern Region Prize Payment Center
    230 Red Coach Drive, Suite D,
    Mishawaka, IN 46545
    1-800-955-6886
    Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
    Monday – Friday
  • Headquarters – Downtown Indianapolis
    1302 N. Meridian St.,
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    1-800-955-6886
    Prize Payment Center
    1st Floor, East side of building
    Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Monday – Friday
  • Southern Region Prize Payment Center
    5625 E. Virginia St.,
    Evansville, IN 47715
    1-800-955-6886

Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
Monday – Friday
Hoosier Lottery Prize Payment Center at Headquarters

  • Northern Region Prize Payment Center
    230 Red Coach Drive, Suite D,
    Mishawaka, IN 46545
    1-800-955-6886
    Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
    Monday – Friday
  • Headquarters – Downtown Indianapolis
    1302 N. Meridian St.,
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    1-800-955-6886
  • Prize Payment Center
    1st Floor, East side of building
    Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Monday – Friday
  • Southern Region Prize Payment Center
    5625 E. Virginia St.,
    Evansville, IN 47715
    1-800-955-6886
    Claims Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CDT)
    Monday – Friday

Prize amounts of $50,000 or more must be redeemed at:
Hoosier Lottery Headquarters 1302 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 Claims Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (ET) Phone: 1-800-955-6886
To Claim Your Prize By Mail:

  1. Sign and complete the information on the back of your winning ticket
    2. Print and fill out a copy of the winner claim form (multiple tickets totaling $599 and under may be claimed with one form)
  • Leave lines 1-6 blank
  • Complete lines 7-19
  • Sign and date the form on the lines indicated
    Please note: the claim form must be completed as directed or your claim may be returned to you.
  1. Fill out IRS FORM 5754 (if more than one person is claiming the prize)
  2. Make a copy of the following:
  • Completed winner claim form
  • Front and back of your winning ticket
  • Valid Government Issued Photo ID (for prize amounts of $600 or more)
  1. Staple your winning ticket and copy of your valid Government Issued Photo ID to the original (signed) claim form and mail those items to the address below:

Hoosier Lottery
1302 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

  1. Expect to receive your check within roughly 7 to 10 business days

If you have questions or need more information regarding filing a claim, please contact Hoosier Lottery Customer Service at 1-800-955-6886.
Winning tickets of $25 or less are redeemable at most Hoosier Lottery retailers. Some retailers redeem winning tickets up to $599.00. Please check with your Hoosier Lottery retailer for their specific redemption policies.

Mobile App

Mobile App
With the Official Hoosier Lottery app, you can now check any ticket to see if it’s a winner!   Just go to the menu and tap “Check Your Ticket” to see if you’ve won.  Not only that, you can stay connected to your favorite Hoosier Lottery games wherever you go. The app is sleek, simple and easy to navigate. Fun has never been so convenient.
Download the Hoosier Lottery App to immediately start taking advantage of the app’s great features:

  • Scan scratch-off and draw game tickets to see if you’re a winner
  • Check winning numbers for Powerball, Mega Millions, Hoosier Lotto, Bingo to Go, Cash 5, Quick Draw, Poker Lotto, Daily 3, and Daily 4
  • Check the latest jackpot amounts
  • Find your nearest Hoosier Lottery retailer
  • Download the Hoosier App from App Store  and Google Play