November 16, 2012
Merrillville retailer sells first jackpot-winning ticket
for new Hoosier Lottery game Cash 5
INDIANAPOLIS - It took only 12 draws for the Hoosier Lottery’s newest game, Cash 5, to produce its first jackpot winner and the winning ticket was purchased at a retailer in Merrillville.
The winning ticket, which matched all five numbers in last night’s Cash 5 drawing, was purchased at GoLo at 6085 Cleveland Circle and is worth $77,500. The winning numbers were: 8-9-19-29-39.
Cash 5, which costs just $1 to play and draws every night, features the best cash odds of any Hoosier Lottery draw game and a jackpot that starts at $50,000. The jackpot rolls, or increases, every day until it is hit.
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 8.8.
The jackpot hit came the night before the start of the Hoosier Lottery’s “Cash 5 Weekend” promotion, which gives players a chance to win a coupon good for a free Cash 5 ticket with the purchase of any eligible draw game -- like Powerball – from today through Sunday.
Players may purchase Cash 5 tickets anywhere Hoosier Lottery draw games are sold. Tickets cost $1 per play and may be purchased simply by asking a retail clerk for “Cash 5.”
Winning Cash 5 numbers will be drawn nightly at approximately 10:50 p.m.
Players can check their numbers at hoosierlottery.com or can receive them via e-mail or text by simply signing up for a mylottery account. A mylottery account is free to sign up for at hoosierlottery.com for players 18 and older, and provides exclusive offers and benefits such as coupons, newsletters, winning numbers and jackpot alerts.
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.8 billion in player prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
For more information, please contact Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4805.