indiana lottery give 312 million to the state


hoosier lottery gave back a whoping 312 million to the state  , but have been returning measley winnings back to players

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Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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In response to rearea1930

Why not include in your post exactly how much the Hoosier Lottery awarded to players so we can all decide for ourselves if it is "measly"?

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rearea1930,  Please do a little more research on how much money players do not claim. They see that they have not won the jackpot and discard their tickets.  Those second place one million dollar wins add up. Plus all the rest of the lower tier prizes that are not claimed.

  Good Luck to you in Indiana the State that holds the record of most major lottery wins. 

  The record of the highest amount never claimed was a PB ticket worth $51.2 million in 2002. 

Green laugh

In response to rearea1930

According the Hoosier Lottery annual report, $797,271,245 was paid in prizes and actually more than their 30 year 60.3% average. The report didn't say how much in prizes went unclaimed.


do you have proof back in 2002 that the winning tkt was ever sold to anyone ,pls do your research also

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In response to rearea1930

I looked at my calendar. Its 2019 here. Am I in some time warp?

You're talking about something that occurred way long time ago.

If you know something just tell it. With people all over the United States its not like everyone is focused on Indiana.

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garyo1954's avatar - garyo
In response to rearea1930

Did some research to March 2003.....

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a mighty expensive case of carelessness, a $51.7 million Powerball jackpot has apparently gone unclaimed.

The Hoosier Lottery's offices closed Thursday -- the last day to claim the jackpot -- without anyone showing up with the winning ticket from the Sept. 14 drawing, lottery spokesman Andrew Reed said.

The ticket potentially could still be redeemed if it was turned in by midnight or mailed with a Thursday postmark, but Reed said lottery officials suspected the ticket bought at a convenience store near Indianapolis International Airport was lost long ago.

"There are a couple other scenarios, in case someone slides a ticket under the office door or tries to contact one of our guards, we'll do what we can," he said.

The jackpot would be the first time since Powerball began in 1992 that a jackpot went unclaimed. The game is now played in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Neither has a Hoosier Lotto jackpot gone unclaimed by the winner, Reed said.

The missing ticket -- with numbers 5, 14, 26, 31, 40 and Powerball 29 -- was sold at a Crystal Flash station on Girls School Road.

It was one of two that matched the winning Powerball numbers drawn Sept. 14 for a $103 million jackpot. The other half of the jackpot -- from a ticket sold in Pennsylvania -- was claimed months ago.

The Indiana lottery office had been airing commercials and holding events at the store for months in an effort to find the winner.

"We got local and national media coverage on it, so we think we did what was humanly possible to jog somebody's memory," Reed said. "At this point it doesn't look like it helped at all."

Lottery officials were not sure whether any larger U.S. jackpot had gone unclaimed.

The rules for Powerball give winners 180 days after a drawing to produce the ticket. Once the deadline passes, the cash amount of the jackpot is distributed among the participating states.

Do you have anything to refute what they are saying?

In response to garyo1954

Nice research!

"It (a jackpot winning ticket) was one of two that matched the winning Powerball numbers drawn Sept. 14 for a $103 million jackpot. The other half of the jackpot -- from a ticket sold in Pennsylvania -- was claimed months ago."

Wonder if the PA winner filed a claim after finding out nobody validated the Indiana ticket. If not I'm guessing the other half was distributed among the member states.

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In response to Stack47

I don't know what to think.
Maybe this person just got home from a 20 year vacation and found the ticket between the sofa cushions?

Sorta odd to come in complaining about something that happened so long ago and not at least give us something to go on. Just sounds like a conspiracy theory at this point.

Too many things could have happened to the holder of that ticket. They could have died in an auto accident, or otherwise. Ticket could have blown out the window while they driving. They could have given it to someone who trashed it, or lost it. Maybe when they saw they won, they used it to light their cigar?

Wouldn't be the first time someone lost a ticket.

Is it just me or do you think when we hear something like this we should be careful not to believe everything posted?



In response to garyo1954

Apparently we are a lot more knowledgeable about lottery things than rearea1930 knows. And yeah we should not believe everything we read.

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Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record $312 Million to the State of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 3, 2019) — Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M.

Taylor today announced a record transfer of $312 million to the State of Indiana for Fiscal Year 2019 that ended on June 30.

The Lottery’s surplus revenue was generated by record sales of scratch-off and draw products totaling $1.34 billion,
according to preliminary and unaudited results.

Lottery Commission Chairman Bill Zielke presented a ceremonial check to State Budget Director Zac Jackson and commented,
“The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to return maximum net income to the state in a socially responsible manner.
Thanks to the hard work of our Lottery team,
we continue to provide funds for those programs selected by our legislators that support our retired teachers,
police officers and firefighters as well as reduce auto excise taxes for all Hoosier vehicle owners.”

Director Taylor explained that 72% of the Lottery’s revenue was generated by different Scratch-off games and 28% was from draw games including Powerball and Mega Millions as well as Indiana’s own Hoosier Lotto,
Daily 3 and Daily 4.

Draw game sales were impacted by multiple large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots during the year including a record $1. 5 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in October.

She noted that the Lottery paid 64% of its revenue ($860 million) in prizes to players and 7% ($92 million) in commissions to over 4,300 retailers that sell Lottery products.

Taylor also noted that under the incentive structure of the innovative Integrated Services Agreement (ISA) between the Hoosier Lottery and IGT Indiana,
an incentive of $11.2 million was earned by IGT Indiana.

She added,
“As envisioned by the Lottery Commission,
adding the skills and expertise of an international gaming company to our own excellent team continues to produce great results for the State of Indiana.”

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana.

The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

In fiscal year 2018,
the Hoosier Lottery contributed $246 million to the Build Indiana Fund.

To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery,
visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Download Hoosier Lottery logos here.


Dennis Rosebrough


some people are so smart tell me why indiana and iowa use same computer draws for daily 3 an 4

garyo1954's avatar - garyo
In response to rearea1930

"Lottery Post confirmed that as of July 1 (2017), the Iowa Lottery began using the Daily 3 and Daily 4 draw results from the Indiana Lottery for its Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. This shift eliminated the computerized drawings Iowa conducted in-state for the games for the past three years. Prior to April 16, 2014, used the Illinois Lottery's Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing results for the games."

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