Cave restrictions were put in place nearly a decade ago to protect hibernating bats from the deadly White Nose Syndrome.
A conservation group says a heavily wooded tract in western Indiana that's home to two federally endangered bats will be protected from development.
The profit will allow the lottery's private management company to avoid a penalty for a third straight year.
Indiana State Parks department plans to reopen Wyandotte Caves in 2016.
Wind turbines accidentally kill threatened species of bats in Indiana every year.
The Wind Energy Multi Species Habitat Conservation Plan looks at ways to lower the instances of endangered species deaths from wind turbines.
White Nose Syndrome has hit bats in Indiana hard, and experts say the worst is yet to come.
Indiana will use its share of the money to survey, monitor, and analyze data about the deadly bat disease.
Bats are on the move, looking for places to roost on their way to their winter habitats.
White Nose Syndrome has killed some bats in Indiana, but experts say the number of deaths is lower than levels seen in the Northeast.