Lucky Fairgoer Could Go Home a Millionaireby Indiana State Fair on August 14, 2014
For Immediate Release: Aug. 14, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – One lucky visitor could leave the Indiana State Fair $1 million richer! That’s the potential payout to the winner of the Hoosier Lottery’s 25th Anniversary “Hoosier Millionaire” Championship Show that will take place in the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand Saturday, Aug. 16.
The Hoosier Millionaire was the first scratch-off ticket sold by the Hoosier Lottery 25 years ago. The corresponding Saturday night TV game show, which became very popular, turned 191 Hoosiers into millionaires. The originals hosts of the show – Mark Patrick, Barbara Hobbs and Tony Lamont – have reunited for a series of live shows throughout Indiana that began in March and will culminate with two live shows at the fair.
“I just honestly get a kick out of seeing people win,” Patrick told the Indianapolis Star. “If they do it right, it’s really enough money to change their life for the better.”
During the final regional show at the State Fair at 3 p.m., one member of the audience will be selected at random to play against five other pre-selected contestants. The winner of this show will advance to compete in the championship show at 6 p.m. versus the five other regional winners, and a new Hoosier millionaire could be made.
“I watched the television show when it was on years ago and wanted to be a contestant,” said Rick Rhodes, winner of the April regional show held in Ft. Wayne. “Now that I’ll be on the live show in August, I’m fulfilling something on my bucket list. I don’t want the summer to be over with, but I can’t wait for it to be August 16th.”
In addition to the excitement of seeing people compete for $1 million, members of the audience will be able to enjoy other live entertainment. During the show, they can also help the contestants by calling out which numbers to choose on the “Hoosier Millionaire” game board. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to play. If nobody wins the $1 million grand prize in the final show, a drawing from my Lottery members will determine the winner.
Fair general admission is $10; discount tickets are $7; kids 5 and younger are free. Discount tickets are available at www.indianastatefair.com presented by Mattress Firm and the Indiana State Fair box office through July 31, and can also be purchased at all participating Indiana Walmart stores and all CVS/pharmacy stores while supplies last. State Fair parking is $5.