The Hoosier Lottery sold a total of $740 million in tickets and awarded $456 million in prizes during the 2010 budget year.
The lottery will move in January to the Buick, a 60,000-square-foot building at 13th and Meridian streets owned by principals of Shiel Sexton Construction.
Indianapolis-based Centaur LLC, owner of Hoosier Park horse track and casino in Anderson, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization
on Sunday. The company’s casino, racing and hotel operations will continue without interruption, it said.
The lottery office said Monday that the deadline for claiming the jackpot from the Aug. 19 drawing has been extended until
The Hoosier Lottery limped through its latest fiscal year, turning in its poorest sales performance in a half-decade due mostly
to declining demand for Hoosier Lotto tickets and scratch-off games, the Lottery said today.
Indiana has made billions on gambling in nearly two decades, funding key programs, cutting excise and property taxes, and
avoiding tax hikes. The state has seen more than $2 billion in investment without any government incentives,
and more dollars committed in our history than by any industry outside of steel, power and autos.
Eight former employees who say firings were racially motivated agree to $2.75M settlement from Lottery
The Hoosier Lottery has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by eight black former employees who claim racial
discrimination motivated their firing four years ago.
Hoosiers’ long ride on the gambling gravy train finally may be coming to an end.
Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is building his campaign for re-election in part on another attempt to cash in a jackpot on the Hoosier Lottery. This time, he’s hedging his bet. In case leasing the Hoosier Lottery outright to a private operator is politically impossible, Daniels is exploring a major bond issue backed by its future revenue.
In an unlucky turn for area ad agencies, Hoosier Lottery officials rebuffed all six bidders for the creative portion of its
advertising account. The rejection of all bidders is an unusual occurrence in the ad industry and it has never before happened
with the lottery account, one of the most lucrative, high-profile jobs in the state.
To make the hefty payments to the state Gov. Mitch Daniels demands and still turn a profit, a private operator taking over
the Hoosier Lottery would need to boost revenue by hundreds of millions of dollars a year.