Hoosier Lottery issued the following news release today:
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 11, 2017) - You've played Powerball and Hoosier Lotto, and you've grabbed your lucky coin to play a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off. But you've never played a lottery game like this before.
Sunday, the Hoosier Lottery becomes the first lottery in the world to launch a ticket that combines the excitement of instant play with the anticipation of a Draw Game.
"The Hoosier Lottery is proud to be the first lottery in the world to launch this revolutionary game. The combination of a Draw Game and Instant Game on the same ticket for one price is an exciting new concept that our players will enjoy," Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor said.
The Black Pearl Now & Later game will be sold in Hoosier Lottery retailers beginning Oct. 15.
The $5 Black Pearl ticket has two parts: an Instant Game and a Draw Game. The Instant Game is scratched for a chance to instantly win up to $20,000. The Draw Game can be separated and entered into a nightly drawing to win up to $500,000.
Players can choose when to enter the nightly Black Pearl drawing, whether it's right away or their birthday the following week. Black Pearl tickets must be entered into a nightly drawing before the game closes. Game closing information will be on hoosierlottery.com. Each night around 11 p.m. ET, one number will be drawn. Players will then check the Draw Game on the Black Pearl ticket to see how many times their numbers matched the drawn number. Every Draw Game has a Black Pearl number, and if it matches the drawn number, players can win bigger prizes. If all eight of the numbers on the Draw Game match the drawn number, the player wins $500,000!
Entering the Draw Game portion of the ticket is convenient and easy. Players can ask any Hoosier Lottery retailer to enter it for them. They can also enter the ticket by scanning it with the free Hoosier Lottery mobile app, or they can go to hoosierlottery.com and enter the code from their ticket. After entering the drawing, players must hold onto their ticket to see if they won and to claim any prizes.
Black Pearl Combined Estimated Overall Odds are 1 in 3. Instant Game Estimated Overall Odds 1 in 4.63. Draw Game Odds 1 in 6.60.