(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The Hoosier Lottery is expanding lottery ticket hours in hopes that it will boost revenues.
Terminals at convenience stores and other outlets are typically closed from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., but will now only be closed from 2:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Lottery officials say the expanded hours are a result of a new computer system provided by GTECH Corp., the company that took over the lottery's day to day operations last year.
GTECH Corp. is contractually required to boost lottery revenue by about $500 million over the next five-years.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana's lottery revenues are used to reduce motor vehicle taxes and to fund pension and retirement funds for teachers, police and firefighters.