NEW YORK (AP) When lottery results fall, they bounce around a bit.
When they’re in the spotlight, they’re often the most memorable of all.
Indiana, for instance, has won five lottery tickets since it was awarded a new lottery number last week, and its ticket numbers are up by nearly 300 percent.
But a recent decline in the number of tickets sold to its residents, particularly in urban areas, has put a damper on the number-hopping.
For instance, tickets for the Indiana State Fair and the annual Orange County Fair have been reduced by about 60 percent.
The number of people who buy lottery tickets in the first week of December was 1,819,000.
It’s fallen by nearly 50 percent since April.
And the number bought in March dropped by about 70 percent.
Those numbers could return to normal in the coming weeks, according to Indiana’s lottery director, Dave Koster.
In Indiana, there are two ways to adjust to a change in the numbers.
Either people will sell more tickets, or the lottery will increase its limit on how many tickets are available at any one time.
The first option is called a “hot ticket.”
In this mode, the lottery keeps the number in circulation until it hits the limit, which it usually does in the late afternoon or early morning hours.
The lottery has already adjusted its limit to 50 tickets, but there could be more changes in the future.
Koster says the next big change is a change to how the lottery selects winners.
That means, instead of picking the winning numbers, it will look for numbers that are between 1 and 5.
So if you have a 3 and a 6, it’s going to be going to a 3-ticket combination.
If you have 6 and a 7, it is going to go to a 7-ticket combinations.
That would allow you to pick a different number for each of the three tickets.
If that’s not a good idea, the department of revenue could change the lottery’s lottery rules, Koster said.
A hot ticket is a popular way to make the lottery more attractive to people, he said.
But it’s not guaranteed to work.
The last hot ticket was for the last lottery, the one held in July, which had fewer than 1 million tickets available.
The other hot tickets, in January and February, had fewer tickets available than the one last year, when the lottery saw its ticket limit hit 50.
The state is planning to roll out a new hot ticket system in January.