Posted April 25, 2018 10:37:05 Indiana lottery numbers will not be released for the second consecutive week due to a possible flu outbreak, the Indiana Lottery said.
The Indiana Lotteries’ online ticketing system is experiencing issues.
The lottery has been closed for a week due the flu outbreak.
The state lottery office is working with the state health department and other state and local agencies to get the lottery systems back online.
Indiana Lotters’ Director of Communications Chris Clements told ABC News that the state lottery was in the process of reopening after a short break.
Clements said the lottery was not expecting to have any new numbers released until the weekend.
The issue of the flu virus being a significant factor in the state’s lottery numbers was a concern, and the lottery would work with the health department to identify the causes and get the systems back up and running, he said.
A spokeswoman for the Health Department said there is no indication that the virus is causing a significant delay in lottery results.
She said they are working with health officials to ensure the lottery system can resume normal operations.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said in a statement that he was working with state health officials and the National Guard to make sure that the lottery and its systems are back online as soon as possible.
The governor also said the state would be open for business on Wednesday and Thursday.
Holcomb tweeted that he is working to have a team of state health employees on the ground to work with lottery officials and others in the field to ensure a smooth rollout.
Holcoms office said on Twitter that the health agency has been notified that the Indiana lottery system is down.
He did not say if the health officials have had a chance to speak to the lottery.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.