The Fun and Excitement of New Year’s Eve Starts Early with the Hoosier Lottery and Powerball®

June 18, 2022 | Lottery News

Hoosier Lottery “Powerball® First Millionaire of the Year” 2nd Chance Promotion begins June 19; Three Hoosier Lottery players will win trip to New York City, with one finalist eligible to participate in a drawing for $1 million

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 17, 2022) The Hoosier Lottery is getting the New Year’s countdown started in June with the “Powerball® First Millionaire of the Year” promotion. Thirty Hoosier Lottery players who enter eligible non-winning Powerball tickets into the promotion will win $500 cash and have a chance to become one of three Hoosier Lottery finalists to win a New Year’s Eve VIP trip to New York City. The first finalist selected will also be eligible to participate in a drawing for $1 million dollars and may have the opportunity to appear on the live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
Eligible non-winning Powerball tickets purchased from June 19 through July 30 may be entered by Hoosier Lottery players through August 1 into the myLOTTERY 2nd Chance “Powerball First Millionaire of the Year” promotion. The Hoosier Lottery drawings to determine the 30 semi-finalists will occur on or about July 13 and August 3. The three finalists eligible will be selected during a drawing on or about September 7.
The national finalists of the MRC Live & Alternative and Powerball promotion who receive the opportunity to win $1 million and appear on the live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” will be randomly selected by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) from the pool of finalists submitted by participating lotteries across the country.
To enter, a player must go to or the Hoosier Lottery app and sign in to or register for a free myLOTTERY account.
The VIP New York City trip for the three Hoosier Lottery finalists is valued at $20,000—including round-trip airline transportation for two, three nights’ hotel stay at a Times Square hotel, two tickets to an exclusive entertainment experience, two tickets for an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner and entertainment, two gift bags with a retail value of at least $350, all meals while in New York City, spending money in the amount of $1,000, and ground transportation.

This is the fourth multi-state “Powerball First Millionaire of the Year” promotion presented by MRC Live & Alternative and Powerball. Two years ago, Hoosier Lottery player Steven Everage, 47, from Seymour was one of five national finalists. He was interviewed by country artist Jessie James Decker during ABC’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” Everage shares advice for Hoosier Lottery players: “For other people that do not enter 2nd Chance drawings I say enter them, because you have a chance to win. I mean, I had never won a 2nd Chance drawing, so if I can do it somebody else sure can.”

Odds and Details
Powerball® Overall Odds 1 in 25.

The odds of winning a Semifinalist prize are dependent upon the total number of entries in each drawing of this Promotion. The odds of winning a Finalist prize are three (3) in thirty (30). The odds of winning the $1 million prize are dependent upon the total number of entries received.

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The No. 1 New Year’s Eve programming special each year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2022” was the No. 1 primetime entertainment telecast of 2021. The late-night segment grew for the 2nd year in a row in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, hitting 4-year highs. The 50th-anniversary show of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve special drew in 24.2 million Total Viewers and scored a 7.3 Adult 18-49 rating in the midnight quarter-hour.

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About MRC Live & Alternative
MRC Live & Alternative, a division of global entertainment company MRC, is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the “Streamy Awards.” MRC Live & Alternative owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For more information please visit

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