A Lake County resident is among five finalists in the Hoosier Lottery's Hometown Host contest. Hoosier Lottery live ball drawings will soon be back on the air throughout the state and the Hoosier Lottery and FOX59 in Indianapolis are conducting a statewide talent search to cast on-air draw talent. Last week the public was invited to view the 20 semi-finalists' entries and vote for their favorite Hometown Host online at hoosierlottery.com or FOX59.com. Hoosiers narrowed the list down to the top five finalists.
Those finalists are Heather Cruise of Fort Wayne, Robin La'Toya of Gary, Lisa Wright Minter of Indianapolis, Chayzee Smith of Indianapolis and Jennifer Wilkens of Anderson. The finalists videos can be viewed at hoosierlottery.com. The public is invited to watch the top five finalists audition live at the Indiana State Fair before a panel of local celebrity judges Friday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.
The Hometown Host winner will be expected to step into the role when Daily 3 and the Daily 4 live ball drawings begin airing statewide early this fall.