Christmas is right around the corner, but an Indiana gambler in Santa Claus got an early present.
The Hoosier Lotto jackpot was an estimated $2.2 million for Saturday night’s drawing, with the winning prize the largest since a $4.9 million pot was won in October. Hoosier Lotto jackpot odds are 1 in 9,366,819, per the state lottery, with the game also awarding smaller, easier-to-win prizes.
The winning ticket for the $2.2 million drawing was purchased at Circle S Food Mart #36 located on Highway 162 in Santa Claus. The winning Hoosier Lotto numbers for Saturday, Nov. 21 were: 2-4-14-21-27-30. The lottery is encouraging players to check their tickets as soon as possible.
The Hoosier Lottery has yet to publish its 2020 annual report, but it is known that the lottery has been doing well during the pandemic — and actually much better than the casinos (aside from their sports betting apps), due to the casinos having limited occupancy.
Business is booming at the lottery
In the most recently completed fiscal quarter, the Hoosier State lottery reported $520.7 million in sales, up 24% from the same period last year, according to a recent report.
“We saw a fantastic fourth quarter in fiscal year 2020 that has continued into fiscal year 2021,” said Carrie Stroud, Hoosier Lottery chief of staff. “We’re thrilled with the results we’ve seen so far in [FY] 2021.”