It’s been a great month for Powerball players in Indiana. Three gamblers have won prizes totaling $200,000 during just the past week.
The Hoosier Lottery wins are stacking up, despite an overall drop in sales this year.
Big month for Indiana Powerball players
Indiana’s latest big lottery win came from a Powerball ticket sold in Kokomo. That $50,000 winning ticket matched four of the five numbers plus the Powerball for the drawing.
Monday’s jackpot was worth an estimated $243 million.
Kokomo’s winner made their lucky purchase at the Village Pantry on E. Morgan Street.
Indiana gamblers haven’t won the Powerball jackpot during June, but there have still been plenty of big wins to go around. Kokomo’s winner was one of three notable ones from just this month.
Another Hoosier recently bought a different $50,000 winning ticket from a Kroger on the south side of Indianapolis.
That’s in addition to the $100,000 winner that one gambler picked up at a Kroger Fuel Center in Rochester.
Indiana gamblers keep winning smaller prizes, but no one has been able to claim the full Powerball jackpot yet. The potential haul for Saturday’s drawing is sitting at an estimated $279 million.
Hoosier lottery sales dip
Gamblers have been racking up lotto wins in Indiana, but residents in the state are buying fewer tickets overall.
The Hoosier Lottery is expecting to bring in 11% less money than it did during the previous year. Lottery officials were planning for a drop thanks to the industry returning to pre-pandemic levels.
If everything goes according to plan, Indiana’s lottery should bring in about $340 million during the current fiscal year. The lottery’s financial calendar resets at the end of June, so we’ll have the final numbers in hand before too long.
Lotto ticket momentum might have slowed during the past few months, but Indiana gamblers still love buying tickets.
Hoosiers bought over $1.3 billion worth of scratch-off tickets alone last year, so even a small drop from that total is still an astronomical year for the business.