Hoosier Lottery to commemorate 100th Indy 500 with new scratch-off game

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Drivers and teams aren’t the only ones that will get richer from the Indianapolis 500.

So can you.

For the first time, the Hoosier Lottery has partnered with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to offer the “Official Indy 500 Scratch-Off Game” to celebrate the 100th running of the legendary Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

IMS and lottery officials announced the new game Tuesday. Tickets are now available for sale at all retailers throughout Indiana.

“Both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hoosier Lottery are all about celebrating and promoting the great state we live in,” J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president, said in a media release. “I’m so excited fans will have the chance to play this new game that commemorates a monumental moment in Indiana’s history, the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.”

Tickets are priced at $5 apiece. The luckiest winners can claim prizes up to $100,000, along with what state officials said are thousands of $100 prizes, as well as one of four Legends packages.

The Legends packages will allow one winner and three guests to have garage passes, tickets to a Blake Shelton concert, pre-race driver introductions and the post-race victory podium, as well as a four-night hotel stay with transportation and spending money.

There are several additional prize-winning packages, as well, that can be found online at HoosierLottery.com.

If you fail on your first try at a winning ticket, all non-winning Indianapolis 500 scratch-off tickets are eligible for the second-chance promotion, but it must be done by April 24.

The $100,000 grand prize cash drawing will take place in June. All second-chance entries are also eligible for the big prize, as well.

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Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.