Indiana’s premier lottery is the Hoosier Lotto, which offers some of the best winning odds in the US with 1 out of 6 odds of taking home a prize.
Hoosier Lotto History
The Hoosier Lotto was previously known as the Lotto Cash, one of the first lotteries created in the state of Indiana. Lotto Cash was the first lottery in the state to be played by guessing a set amount of numbers from a guess range as opposed to scratch-offs and raffles. In 1994, the name was changed to the Hoosier Lotto, the guess range was expanded, and a fifth prize category added.
The state of Indiana uses parts of the lottery’s proceeds to fund charitable, communal, and government organizations such as the Build Indiana Fund, the Teachers Retirement Fund and the Police Officers’ and Firefighters Pension and Disability fund.
The largest jackpot in Hoosier Lotto’s history was a prize of $54 million won in 2007. Check out the world's largest lottery jackpots here!
Hoosier Lotto Rules
To play the Indiana-Hoosier Lotto, players select 6/48 numbers. For more information on the rules of 70+ world lotteries, please visit our Lottery Results page.
Winning the Hoosier Lotto
The Hoosier Lotto has five prize categories, and players must successfully guess 6 numbers from a guess range of 1- 48 to win the jackpot. There is a 25% federal tax on all prizes over $5,000, a 3.5% state tax on all prizes over $1,200. The odds of winning a prize are a notable 1 out of 7 and combined with the lottery’s attractive jackpots,
Hoosier Lotto Anecdotes
Hoosier - The Hoosier Lotto takes its name from the colloquialism, ‘Hoosier’ used to refer to Indiana State residents. The term ‘Hoosier’ can be traced back to meaning ‘hills-men’ or man of the ‘highlands’ and is a term Indianans use proudly.
Ride the Lucky Train - A group of 15 Amtrak employees won’t need to ride the railroad anymore. In November 2011, a group of co-workers won the $34.5 million jackpot after having collectively played the Hoosier lotto for six years!
Players who enjoy US state lotteries offering some of the best winning odds like the Hoosier Lotto, may want to try the Oregon Megabucks Lottery.
Indiana Hoosier Lotto fans can also get info from the official website here.