Hoosier Millionaire shows kick off in Evansville

Players still have a chance to participate!

NOTE: Media wishing to attend the Evansville show are asked to call (317) 709-8728 to secure seating.

INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2014) - The Hoosier Millionaire Show is back and it kicks off in Evansville this week! After nearly a decade, Hoosiers will have a chance to hear host Tony Lamont say the iconic words, "From Evansville, it's time to play Hoosier Millionaire!"

Hoosier Millionaire fans who are hoping to be contestants on the Evansville show at the Centre Theatre on Thursday, March 27 still have a chance! They can enter their non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets for the chance to be selected at the show, on the spot, to be the show's sixth contestant. That lucky player will join the five who were chosen from non-winning ticket entries at www.hoosierlottery.com  and will compete for the chance to appear on the 25th Anniversary Championship show!

Entry into the show is free and theatre doors open at 5 p.m. Hoosier Millionaire fans are welcome at that time, as seating will be limited. Entertainment will be provided until the selection of the sixth contestant at approx. 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at approx. 7 p.m.

Tony Mark Barbara 283Longtime Hoosier Millionaire favorites Mark Patrick, Tony Lamont and Barbara Hobbs will be hosting the road shows throughout the state, as well as at the finale, stirring up the nostalgia of years past.

The top prize winner of the Evansville show will be joined by the top winners of the shows slated for Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, New Albany, Elkhart and Indianapolis. The six players will then compete in the 25th Anniversary Championship show at the Indiana State Fair on August 16 for the chance to be the next Hoosier Millionaire.

The Evansville contestants selected from their mylottery entries are Tiffany DeVon of Elkhart, Jack Binkley of Wolcottville, Scott Sparling of Crown Point, Mark Lutzow of Crown Point and Ty Kipker of Warsaw.

The first five contestants for the Fort Wayne show have been selected and are Rick Rhodes of Kokomo, Mary Jane Head of Alexandria, Glenda Catt of Peru, Jeanette Bogacki of Evansville and Susie Saunders of Columbus. As with the Evansville show, the sixth contestant for Fort Wayne will be chosen from non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets entered on-site.

There are still opportunities to enter non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets in the mylottery second chance drawings for the Terre Haute, New Albany, Elkhart and Indianapolis shows at www.hoosierlottery.com. Players are also welcome to attend any of the shows and enter their non-winning tickets onsite.

Details on the specific locations of the shows, entry deadlines and how to participate are available on the Web site.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.

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