Details of new multi-state lottery game revealed

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Hoosier Lottery is confirming details of a new multi-state game called the Monopoly Millionaires Club.

It promises to produce more millionaires.

It is based on a weekly drawing that is similar to Powerball and Mega Millions with key differences. First, tickets cost $5 compared to $1 and $2 for the other games.

The top prize is $25 million and a weekly drawing could produce as many as 10 additional $1 million dollar winners.

Ticket sales and drawings will begin in mid-October and then in February, there will also be a national game show. Billy Gardell of “Mike and Molly” will host the show in Las Vegas and hand out additional prizes. 20 states are taking part in the new game.

The hope is that better odds of winning a million dollar prize will be more attractive than the huge jackpots in other games.

“This is also something that attracts people in focus groups that say we aren’t always for the biggest jackpot and one winner,” said Lottery Director Sarah Taylor. “We like the idea of a top prize where more than one person can be a millionaire, possibly, and so I think that’s an attractive key point.”

It is part of an overall effort to increase lottery profits. Lottery revenues topped $1 billion dollars for the first time in the fiscal year that ended July 1. However, that was still below the goal set by GTECH, the new private operator of the lottery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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