The next Hoosier Millionaire could be from New Albany. Local residents will get a chance to be a part of the Hoosier Lottery's iconic game show right in their hometown as the Hoosier Millionaire Show comes to the Riverfront Amphitheater June 19.
One lucky audience member will be selected on-site to play Hoosier Millionaire and compete for cash on stage!
To have a shot at being the on-site contestant, players just need to submit non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets at the event. Entry to the show is free and doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets must be submitted by 6:15 p.m. and the sixth contestant will be selected at approx. 6:30 p.m. The show will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
The lucky audience contestant will join five previously selected contestants: Connie Woodhouse of Nineveh, Stacy Ballengee of Richmond, Rodney Harrington of Indianapolis, Josh Paxton of Kingman and Walter Yocum of Clinton, whose daughter Heather will appear as a proxy for him. They earned their slots after submitting non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets via the Lottery's Web site, www.hoosierlottery.com.
The winner will advance to the 25th Anniversary Championship show at Indiana State Fair in August where he or she will compete for a chance to be the next Hoosier Millionaire!
Longtime Hoosier Millionaire favorites Mark Patrick, Tony Lamont and Barbara Hobbs will host the New Albany show and will be signing autographs after the show as well.
After New Albany, the next live show is July 24 in Elkhart.
Players can also continue to enter their non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets via www.hoosierlottery.com through July 6 for a chance to be a contestant on the Indianapolis show, which is August 16 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. The Championship show will follow at 7 p.m.
So far, the Championship show contestants, all winners in the March, April and May Hoosier Millionaire Shows, are Jack Binkley of Wolcottville, who won $17,500 in the Evansville show, Rick Rhodes of Kokomo, who finished with $13,500 in the Fort Wayne show and Dave Dieringer of New Haven, who snagged $21,500 in winnings in last month's Terre Haute show.
Additional details about Hoosier Millionaire can be found at www.hoosierlottery.com.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.
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