Hoosier Lottery returns more than $6.7 billion to good causes

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Hoosier Lottery announced the amounts donated to good causes for the 2021 year. Since its start in 1989, the lottery has returned more than $6.7 billion in contributions to the state.

“It is an honor to support Hoosier Heroes in their retirement years…This would not be possible without the support of our players and retailers across the state,” said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor.

In the South Bend DMA (including South Bend, La Porte, Starke, Marshall and Elkhart) the breakdown is as follows:

  • $2.2 million paid to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund
  • $2.9 million paid to pension funds of retired police officers and firefighters
  • $21.3 million paid towards excise tax reductions for vehicle owners

A statewide breakdown of the 2021 fiscal year can be found at this link.

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