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Powerball swells to $800 million!

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 8 2016) –  As of 11 a.m. today, Multi-State Lottery officials have increased Saturday’s record Powerball jackpot estimate even higher, to $800 million, due to swift sales nationwide.

 

The deadline to purchase tickets is 9:58 p.m. EST Saturday.

What should you do if you win?

The Hoosier Lottery recommends that all winners of any significant amount should first immediately sign the back of the lottery ticket and put it in a safe place.  Then take a deep breath.

Winners of any significant amount should contact Hoosier Lottery customer service at 1-800-955-6886 (phone number printed on the back of all Hoosier Lottery tickets) for claim instructions. Prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

The Hoosier Lottery encourages all winners to seek professional financial advice and provides all major winners with a Winners Resource Book. Information in the book may be helpful for your broadcast or publication as well.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players to always play responsibly.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters’ pensions and $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download the official Hoosier Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Hoosier Lottery logos are available online.

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CONTACT: Carrie Stroud, Hoosier Lottery Chief of Staff
[email protected]
317-264-4840 office or 317-319-9075 cell