Hoosiers are invited to vote for Lottery TV host 

20 semi-finalists named in Hometown Host contest

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 6, 2013) - Hoosier Lottery live ball drawings will soon be back on the air throughout the state and the Hoosier Lottery and FOX59 in Indianapolis are conducting a statewide talent search to cast on-air draw talent.  

The public is invited to view the 20 semi-finalists' entries and vote for their favorite Hometown Host online at hoosierlottery.com or FOX59.com

The 20 semi-finalists are:

Samantha Hyche

Timothy Crank

Alia Blackburn 

Jared Fudge

Marty Dunhan

Sara Brown

Robin Curry

Shana Ngo

Lisa Wright Minter

Heather Bureau
Fort Wayne

Krista Miller

Chayzee Smith

Trina Evans

Kayla Blakeslee
Fort Wayne

Sara Wade

Shane Goad

Gia Berns

Andrea Gregory

Laura Walden
New Palestine

Jennifer Wilkens

Hometown HostOnline voting ends Friday, August 9 at midnight. The top five finalists will then be invited to audition live in front of an audience at the Indiana State Fair before a panel of local celebrity judges Friday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.

More details and official contest rules are available at hoosierlottery.com and FOX59.com.

The Hometown Host winner will be expected to step into the role when Daily 3 and the Daily 4 live ball drawings begin airing statewide early this fall.

Currently, Powerball drawings air Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Mega Millions drawings air Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. Both air on FOX59 in central Indiana but will begin airing throughout the state in the next few weeks.

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

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to Police and Firefighters' Pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Lottery income is contributed to the State and helps reduce excise taxes by 50 percent for every Hoosier vehicle owner.


For more information, please contact Stephanie McFarland at smcfarland@hoosierlottery.in.gov.


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