Hoosier Lottery to change jackpot increase amount after drop in sales due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 8:08 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 20:08:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier Lottery announced Friday it will change the increase amount of the jackpot after a drop in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the drawing on Saturday, roll increments between jackpots will be based on sales with a minimum increase of $100,000, according to a press release.

"Hoosier Lotto is Indiana’s hometown jackpot game and it is important to preserve the game for our players, retailers and beneficiaries,” Sarah M. Taylor, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director, said in the release. “Recent decreases in sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing us to reassess the amount we’re able to increase the Hoosier Lotto jackpot between drawings. We have recently experienced changes to Powerball and Mega Millions, and we made the decision to move forward with adjustments to Hoosier Lotto as well.”

Increases for the Hoosier Lotto typically alternate between $200,000 and $300,000 per roll, according to the release.