INDIANAPOLIS -- If you're lucky enough to win the Hoosier Lottery, you won't be able to claim your prize in the usual way.
Effective Monday, the lottery's prize payment offices in Indianapolis, Mishawaka and Evansville are closed to the public until further notice.
Not to worry. You'll still get your money. Winning tickets for up to $99,000 can be mailed in. Information on how to do that is here: hoosierlottery.com/claim [hoosierlottery.us18.list-manage.com].
Prize claims of $100,000 and above will be processed by appointment only. Players can call 1-800-955-6886 to schedule an appointment. That same number can be called for other questions about the lottery.
Another option is to wait until the offices reopen, whenever that is. The Hoosier Lottery has extended the deadline for redeeming winning tickets an additional 60-days beyond the usual 180-days.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Hoosier Lottery game drawings will continue to occur as scheduled. Players may purchase tickets and redeem prizes of less than $600 at most Hoosier Lottery retailers, although some will be operating on a reduced hours schedule.