Hoosier Lotto Results
Current Jackpot Pool
The Hoosier Lotto was launched in September 1994, replacing the four-year-old Indiana Lotto Cash game. The first record jackpot happened fourteen months later when a Hoosier won $26 million. The pick 6 game now has a PLUS option and is officially known as the Hoosier Lotto with +PLUS. The cost to buy a ticket is $2 with an additional $1 charge when you choose the PLUS option. The minimum jackpot prize is one-million-dollars ($1,000,000) and players must be 18 years of age or older to play lottery games or redeem prizes. Taxes are withheld from lottery winnings in the state and winning players can remain anonymous if they choose to. The overall odds of winning any prize when you play Hoosier Lotto are about 1 in 6.
While 50% of ticket sales are allocated for Hoosier Lotto prizes, Indiana has a unique method for increasing the jackpot when it hasn't been won during a previous drawing. Thirty-five percent (35%) of sales fund the jackpot. However, if the prize is not won on a Saturday, the jackpot will increase by two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for the Wednesday drawing. If the prize increase is for the Saturday drawing, the prize will increase by three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000). All other prizes in the main game and the PLUS game are predetermined. If a player wins the jackpot and doesn't elect for either cash or annuity payments within 60 days, they will be awarded a lump sum cash prize.
How to Play Hoosier Lotto
Players can use the Quick Pick option or choose their own numbers at any Indiana Lottery retail location. You can also select six (6) numbers from a pool of forty-six (1-46) numbers by using the free "myPlayslip" app and loading your picks into the terminal at any lottery retailer.
In order to play the PLUS option for a second chance drawing, simply mark the box or tell your retailer you want to play the option. The extra draw chance costs $1 and has a jackpot of $1,000,000 regardless of the existing Lotto jackpot.
Sales cut off at 10:39 pm each Wednesday and Saturday and the drawing is held around 11:00 pm.
To buy tickets for up to ten (10) future draws, mark the number of advance draws you want to purchase or ask the retailer.
How to Win Hoosier Lotto
The jackpot prize is awarded for any tickets that match all six (6/6) numbers drawn by the lottery computer's random number generator. If more than one person holds a winning ticket, the jackpot will be shared equally by all winners. In addition to the jackpot prize, the main game awards at least five hundred dollars ($500) for matching five of the six (5/6), twenty dollars ($20) when four of six (4/6) match, and two dollars if three (3/6) numbers match. Matching just two numbers (2/6) will win a free ticket.
When the six random numbers are drawn (generated) a multiplier is also placed on the number board. Any non-jackpot prize will be multiplied by 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x. This means, for example, that matching five numbers (5/6) will pay anywhere from $500 to $5,000 depending on the multiplier that appears.
The PLUS, second chance drawing game has the same odds as the Lotto draw and also has a multiplier number. The prize for matching all six numbers (6/6) in the second draw is $1,000,000. If two people hold winning tickets, each will receive $1,000,000. If there are more than two winning tickets in the PLUS draw, all winners will share equally in a $2,000,000 jackpot prize.
Statistically, due to the odds, the multiplier is most often 2x. There is a 1:2 chance of the multiplier being 2x; 1:4.5 odds of it being 1x; 1:6 chance it will be 3x, and 1:18 odds it will be either 5x or 10x.
The odds of matching 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 numbers in the first or second draw are as follows:
The odds to match six numbers (6/6) are 1 in 9,366,819. The Lotto jackpot can be more than $1,000,000 if the jackpot was not won on the last drawing. The PLUS jackpot will always be $1 million except as described above.
The odds to match five numbers (5/6) in either draw are 1 in 39,028.
The third prize is awarded for matching four numbers (4/6) with odds of 1 in 800 to win.
Match three numbers (3/6) to win the fourth prize. The odds are 1 in 47.
The fifth-place prize of a free ticket or a free ticket with PLUS is awarded when you match two numbers (2/6) with a 1 in 6.8 chance of getting a free ticket.
Where Can I Learn More about the Hoosier Lotto?
You can visit the Hoosier Lotto website to find winning numbers, check your tickets, download the myPlayslip app, or find a retailer in your neighborhood.