On April 21, 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court . . . held that the NCAA's ticket-distribution process, as alleged by Plaintiffs, was not an illegal lottery under Indiana law and, therefore, declined to reach the remaining questions presented. . . . In light of the Indiana Supreme Court's express determination that the scheme alleged by Plaintiffs does not constitute an illegal lottery under the laws of Indiana, we now AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.
And, apparently, so ends the "illegal lottery" claims as against the NCAA over its basketball tournament ticketing methods.
The full opinion in George v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 09-3667, 2011 WL 3734211 (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2011), is available here.