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Hoosier Lottery investigating new game that made everyone a winner

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The Hoosier Lottery recently released a new, $20 fast play ticket game. But all 632 tickets sold as the game was unveiled came back as winners, prompting the lottery to halt sales.

Hundreds of Hoosiers thought they’d won big on a new state lottery game.

But that game was shut down within hours of debuting after everyone who bought a ticket found themselves a winner.

The Hoosier Lottery recently released a new, $20 fast play ticket game. But all 632 tickets sold as the game was unveiled came back as winners, prompting the lottery to halt sales.

Lottery executive director Sarah Taylor said people who bought the tickets should hold on to them as the lottery figures out what to do.

“We first must investigate fully before we can create the resolution process that they will navigate through,” Taylor said.

Taylor said it’s too soon to know whether Hoosiers who thought they’d found a winner will get those thousands of dollars or might just get their $20 ticket refunded.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.