INDIANAPOLIS: (WOWO): The Hoosier Lottery is celebrating a milestone. October 13th marks the lottery‘s 25th birthday.
It was started back on October 13, 1989.
That‘s the day it sold its very first ticket. The Hoosier Lottery is the result of a voter-approved referendum. Lottery officials say since then, the game has raised more than $521 million for police and firefighter pensions and more than $707 million for the Teacher‘s Retirement Fund. Four thousand lottery retailers have earned $1.1 billion in commissions.
Across the board, lottery players have won $9.4 billion. Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor says they also have a new game starting this Sunday. It‘s called, “The Monopoly Millionaire‘s Club.” She says the game will have a top $25 million jackpot, but will also include single, $1 million-dollar winners as well.
Taylor says the game will also be connected to a national television show that will start up come February.