Local organizations find financial support in Hoosier Lottery funds

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — If you've been buying a few more lottery tickets at the chance of winning the next huge jackpot, you've unfortunately missed out just like the rest of us.

But there is some consolation — the money you pay for lottery tickets doesn't just go to the winner, it also helps the community. Some of it goes to organizations across Indiana.

Last year, the Build Indiana Fund received more than $220 million from Hoosier Lottery funds. Another $30 million went to both the teachers' retirement fund and police and firefighter pensions.

As for the winners themselves, last year just over $1.3 billion was awarded across the state.

Hoosier Lottery also breaks down these numbers by county. In 2017, Hoosier Lottery winners in Marion County collected nearly a half a billion dollars.

To see the breakdowns by county and statewide, visit HoosierLottery.com.

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