"The Kentucky Lottery – the USA Lottery Co. from the State of Kentucky"
The Kentucky State Lottery was first created and began on December 16th 1988 after the state’s population voted an overwhelming “Yes” the previous month in favor of having a State Lottery in Kentucky.
The principal aims and goals of the Kentucky State Lottery right from its very inception was to generate revenue for the benefit of the citizens of Kentucky whilst at the same time providing exciting and entertaining Kentucky Lottery products.
The Kentucky State Lottery is administered and organized by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation which is regulated by the government and sold its first KY Lottery ticket on April 4th 1989.
The Kentucky Lottery is based in Louisville, KY and raises millions each year for education within the state with the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship Program – KEES – and for the many other good causes via the state’s General Fund.
The Kentucky State Lottery sells lottery tickets from its network of authorized KY Lotto retailers throughout the state and has a total of 4 regional offices based in Lexington, Jefferson (Louisville), Madisonville and Prestonburg.
The KY Lottery also takes part in 2 of the biggest lottery games in the world – the massive Multi-State USA Lottery games – the Mega Millions and Powerball which we will look at in great detail.
We will be looking at the various Kentucky Lotto games below – how these games work and who can play them – as well as delving into some of the history of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation in more depth.
We will first of all take a look at these multi-state USA Lottery games – that the KY Lottery offers in conjunction with the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association and Mega Millions Consortium – and later move on to other KY Lotto games that are available.
Currently – the games offered by the KY Lottery that it is possible for players anywhere in the world to buy lottery tickets online for are these two huge US Lottery games – the Mega Millions and the Powerball.
Other games offered by the Kentucky Lottery that can be played in-state are noted further down the page – if any of these Kentucky Lotto games should become available to a wider audience at a later date – we will be writing about it here.
Powerball is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run & syndicated across the USA by the MUSL – Multi State Lottery Association – and is one of the largest lottery games in the world having produced a record jackpot of an incredible US$ 1.58 BILLION. This huge sum is the largest lottery jackpot ever to have been won in lottery history to date.
The very first Powerball draw took place on April 22nd 1992 with 16 USA Lottery companies – who were all members of the MUSL – taking part after the game changed its format and name from Lotto America which had first begun on February 13th 1988.
The Kentucky Lottery is 1 of 47 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Powerball game – in this case the Kentucky Powerball – as part of its portfolio of lottery games.
Tickets for the Kentucky Lottery Powerball were first sold back on April 22nd 1992 when the Powerball Lottery game was first launched – as the Kentucky Lottery was already a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) – having become the 15th state to join on January 10th 1991 and having already been offering Powerball’s predecessor – the Lotto America.
The KY Powerball works in the same way as the Powerball game works in all the States and Districts in the US that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some massive jackpot figures.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the Kentucky Lottery Powerball game from 2 separate drawing machines – first of all 5 numbers from 69 white balls are drawn followed by 1 number (the POWERball) from 26 red balls.
Draws for the Powerball Kentucky take place twice every week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm EST).
In addition to the 6 main Powerball numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the Powerball POWERPLAY number…
This separate Powerball POWERPLAY number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4, 5 and occasionally number 10 – and is there to give players of the KY Powerball a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the Powerball KY jackpot.
With Powerball POWER PLAY – you will multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
During special promotions – the Powerball POWER PLAY multiplier will be 10x – allowing Kentucky Lottery players to increase their Powerball winnings by an incredible 10 times!
So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Kentucky Powerball Lottery winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Power Ball POWER PLAY when playing.
With the Kentucky Powerball being drawn every week on both Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9.59pm CST (10.59pm (EST) there are various ways you can check the Powerball winning numbers.
You can find the latest Kentucky Powerball Results at all Kentucky State Lottery retailers, in select newspapers and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also look up previous Kentucky Powerball Results.
The KY Powerball winning numbers are also will be published on the official Lottery KY website – kylottery.com – and are broadcast on the following television channels throughout Kentucky:
WVAH (Fox) Channel 11 in Ashland
WBKO (ABC) Channel 13 in Bowling Green
WSTR (WB) Channel 64 in Cincinnati, Ohio
WKAG (IND) Channel 43 in Hopkinsville
WDKY (FOX) Channel 56 in Lexington
WDRB (FOX) Channel 41 in Louisville
WDKA (MNT) Channel 49 in Paducah
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this Kentucky State Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the KY Powerball.
Odds range from 1 in 292,201,338 for correctly matching all the Kentucky Powerball winning numbers right down to 1 in 38.32 for matching just 1 number correctly.
Overall odds of winning any prize on the Powerball Kentucky are just 1 in 24.87.
See the Powerball Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate Kentucky Powerball page for a complete list of odds and prizes for this game.
The Mega Millions is a Multi-State USA Lottery that is run and operated by the Mega Millions Consortium – who administer and syndicate the game across the USA and is one of the largest lottery games in the world – having produced a truly massive world record jackpot of an incredible US$ 656 MILLION. This record jackpot was shared equally between 3 Mega Millions winners from Maryland, Kansas and Illinois and currently ranks as the 2nd biggest lottery jackpot of all time.
The very first Mega Millions draw took place on May 17th 2002 with 6 USA Lottery companies taking part who were all members of the Mega Millions Consortium.
The game had changed its name and format from the Big Game which had started on August 31st 1996. Upon this change – 2 further State Lotteries joined and many more were to follow.
The Kentucky Lottery is 1 of 46 US State Lotteries & District Lotteries that offer the Mega Millions – in this particular case the Kentucky Mega Millions – as part of its portfolio of lottery games.
Tickets for the Kentucky Mega Millions were first sold on January 31st 2010 when the Multi State Lottery Association (MUSL) who run the Powerball game – of which the KY Lottery is a member – entered into a cross-selling agreement with the Mega Millions consortium – allowing the sales of Mega Millions in Powerball states and Powerball in Mega Millions states.
The KY Mega Millions works in exactly the same way as the Mega Millions game works in all the States and Districts in the USA that offer the game.
Jackpots start off at US$ 40 MILLION and ROLLOVER after each draw when the top prize is not won – making for some enormous jackpot figures that can be won on the Kentucky MegaMillions.
6 numbers are drawn in total for the KY Mega Millions – from 2 separate drawing machines – firstly 5 numbers from 70 white balls are drawn and then 1 number (the MEGA ball) from 25 gold balls.
Draws for the Kentucky Mega Millions take place twice every week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.00pm EST (10.00pm CST).
In addition to the 6 Mega Millions numbers drawn – a further number is drawn – using a Random Number Generator…the MEGAPLIER number…
This separate MEGAPLIER multiplier number drawn will be either 2, 3, 4 or 5 – and is there to give players of the Kentucky MegaMillions a chance to increase their winnings on all levels of the prize structure apart from the KY Mega Millions jackpot itself.
With Mega Millions MEGAPLIER – you are able to multiply your winnings on these levels by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – greatly increasing the amount you can walk away with.
If you match the 5 main Mega Millions numbers playing with the MEGAPLIER add-on – and a MEGAPLIER number of 5 is drawn – the second tier prize of US$ 1 MILLION would be multiplied by x5 and you could win US$ 5 MILLION.
A great improvement to the MEGAPLIER facility occurred on October 19th 2013.
So, for just an extra dollar – you can choose to increase your Kentucky Mega Millions winnings on all levels except the jackpot – by adding the Mega Millions MEGAPLIER option when playing.
With the KY Mega Millions being drawn every week on both Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.00pm EST (10.00pm CST) there are numerous ways you can check the Mega Millions winning numbers.
You can find the latest Kentucky Mega Millions Results at all KY Lottery retailers, in select newspapers and here online at Global Lottery Review where you can also check up on any of the previous KY Mega Millions Results.
The Kentucky Mega Millions winning numbers will also be broadcast on local radio and TV channels and are displayed on – kylottery.com – the official website of Lottery KY soon after the draw has been made.
There are 9 separate ways that you can win on this Kentucky State Lottery game providing a great chance to win something on the Kentucky MegaMillions.
Odds range from 1 in 302,575,350 for correctly matching all the KY Mega Millions winning numbers right down to 1 in 37 for matching just 1 number correctly.
Overall odds of winning any prize on the KY Mega Millions are just 1 in 24.
See the Mega Millions Odds and Prizes calculation table on the separate Kentucky Mega Millions page for a complete list of odds and prizes.
In addition to the Kentucky Lottery Mega Millions and Powerball games which can be played from anywhere in the world – the KY Lottery also offers various other lotto games which can be played within Kentucky itself – like Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash Ball, Win For Life, 3 Line Lotto, Lucky 7’s Raffle plus numerous KYLottery Scratch-Offs and Pull-Tabs.
If any of these Kentucky Lotto games become available to a wider audience outside of Kentucky at a later date we will be writing about it here.
In the past – you would have had to buy your lottery ticket in the state of Kentucky itself to take part in any of the Kentucky State Lottery games – including the Kentucky Powerball and Kentucky Mega Millions.
These days though – you can play the Mega Millions Online and the Powerball Online from anywhere in the world due to the presence of accredited and fully authorized online lottery ticket sales companies like TheLotter.com – allowing you to play wherever you’re based.
So if you live outside of Kentucky or the USA but wish to play either the Powerball or Mega Millions this is simple to do using the right lottery ticket sales companies where you can quickly and easily buy lottery tickets online – and save yourself a fair amount of time too – allowing you to play no matter where you live.
The Kentucky State Lottery requires all players to be a minimum of 18 years of age before purchasing any KY Lotto tickets including tickets for the KY Mega Millions and KY Powerball.
If you have won either a Kentucky Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot – you will be able to claim your prize as either a cash lump sum or as an annuity payment – you will need to make this choice at the time you purchase your ticket.
If you choose the annuity option – your winnings will be paid to you annually in 30 installments over a 29 year period for either the Kentucky Mega Millions or the Kentucky Powerball.
For all Kentucky State Lottery prizes you will have 180 days from either the date of the draw or the game’s end date to make your claim before your KY Lottery ticket will expire.
If your win on the Kentucky Lottery is up to US$ 600 – you will be able to claim your winnings at any KY Lotto retailer.
If you’ve had a win of between US$ 600 and US$ 5,000 on the KY Lottery – you will be able to claim your prize from a Kentucky Lottery cashing agent or by mailing your claim form & ticket to the Kentucky Lottery Corportion.
If you have won anything between US$ 5,001 & US$ 25,000 on a Kentucky Lotto game – you can claim your prize from certain Kentucky Lottery regional offices.
If you’ve been lucky enough to win more than US$ 25,000 or a KY Lotto jackpot prize – you will need to make your claim at the headquarters of the Kentucky Lottery in Louisville.
These details are all taken care for you if you play lottery online with one of the trusted and genuine online lottery ticket sale companies such as TheLotter as it is their job to make your transaction a seamless process – collecting your winnings and sending them directly to you.
In July the Kentucky Lottery Commission is appointed by Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson to draw up plans for the creation of a State Lottery in Kentucky.
A referendum is held on November 5th – to determine whether a Kentucky State Lottery should be created. Kentucky voters say “Yes” – with 60% voting in favour.
On December 16th – the Governor of Kentucky signs legislation that creates the Kentucky Lottery. The KY Lottery becomes the first USA Lottery company to be set up as a Corporation.
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation chooses Louisville for its Headquarters in February. Bowling Green, Ashland, Prestonburg, Florence, Lexington and Henderson are chosen to site its regional offices.
April 4th sees the Kentucky Lottery launch its first games at over 5,000 retail locations … BEGINNER’S LUCK – a US$ 1 instant game with a top prize of US$ 1,000 and a US$ 2 instant game – KENTUCKY DERBY DREAMSTAKES – based on the Kentucky Derby.
The KY Lottery flagship game – LOTTO KENTUCKY – is launched on October 16th with a 6/42 matrix, jackpot odds of roughly 1 in 5.2 million and jackpots paid in 20 annual instalments. Drawings are to be held every Saturday at 7.28pm EST.
October 28th sees the first millionaires created by the LOTTO KENTUCKY when John and Pat Ackerman from Louisville win the US$ 2 million jackpot.
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation launch the second online lottery – KENTUCKY CASH – on November 20th. This game was later to be renamed as PICK 3.
A weekly television game show – FUN AND GAMES – is introduced by the Kentucky Lottery on January 27th to be shown on television stations in Kentucky and neighbouring states.
The KY Lottery announce in April that a second drawing per week will be added to its flagship LOTTO KENTUCKY game – with draws now to be held on Wednesday nights as well as Saturdays.
On July 8th – PULL-TAB games are introduced by the Kentucky State Lottery. Games cost either 25¢ or 50¢ each and have prize ranges from 25¢ up to US$ 125.
On January 10th the Kentucky Lottery Corporation becomes the 15th state to join the Multi-State Lottery Association – MUSL – and sell tickets for the huge LOTTO AMERICA game. The LOTTO AMERICA would later be transformed into POWERBALL.
August saw the first changes to be made to the matrix of the LOTTO KENTUCKY – making it now a 6/49 game and with increased odds of 1 in 14 million.
September sees the first LOTTO AMERICA jackpot to be sold by the Kentucky Lottery when George and Shirley Haines from Cairo, Illinois win US$ 4.4 Million.
The KY Lottery bring out another online lottery game on – CASH 5 – a 5/35 game. The first tickets are sold on October 5th.
The first CASH 5 draw is held on October 11th at 7.28pm EST with drawings to be held every Tuesday and Friday evenings.
November 7th sees Thomas Savage from Louisville and Robert Coleman from Raccoon share a record LOTTO KENTUCKY jackpot of US$ 42 Million.
The new Multi-State game – POWERBALL – is launched by the MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association) with the first draw taking place on April 22nd. LOTTO AMERICA is replaced by the Powerball game and offers 9 different ways to win some truly massive jackpots. The games costs just US$ 1 and draws will be televised live from the Des Moines, Iowa HQ of the MUSL.
The KentuckyLottery changes the times of its evening draws in July from 7.28pm EST to 10.58pm EST – allowing players extra time to purchase their KY Lotto tickets.
The first extended-play instant scratch-off BINGO ticket in the U.S.A. is introduced by the Kentucky Lottery on November 11th.
A new game is launched by the Kentucky Lottery on March 17th – The PICK – a daily 8/56 numbers game with nightly drawings at 10.58pm EST.
On January 10th – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nightly drawings are added to the existing CASH 5 draws held on Tuesdays and Fridays making the game a 5 times a week offering.
WILD MONEY – a new US$ 2 game – is introduced by the KY Lottery on March 2nd with a top prize of US$ 10,000.
A new daily online lotto game – PICK 4 – is introduced on April 4th to mark the 5th anniversary of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. PICK 4 replaces The PICK.
April 20th sees the second largest jackpot won by a single ticket in any USA Lottery game to date when Brenda Knopf from Bloomfield, KY scoops a massive US$ 64.2 Million POWERBALL jackpot.
The LOTTO KENTUCKY sees some changes made in March when it reverts back to its original matrix of 6/42 and now offers players the option of being able to choose a cash lump sum payment should they win the jackpot.
A new BINGO game with a US$ 15,000 top prize is launched in May.
For only the second time since the POWERBALL game began – it is drawn outside of Des Moines, Iowa – when it is drawn live on television from the Kentucky State Fair in August.
December 18th sees a US$ 33.8 Million Kentucky POWERBALL jackpot claimed by a family from La Center, KY.
On the same date 17 sanitation workers from Louisville choose the newly available cash option for a US$ 9.09 Million LOTTO KENTUCKY jackpot.
The first annuity instant ticket – PAYDAY – is launched by the KY Lottery on January 10th. It offers a US$ 52,000 top prize with winners receiving US$ 1,000 a week for a year.
A jackpot of US$ 89.3 Million POWERBALL jackpot is won on January 26th by Kent Miller from Madison, TN.
The Kentucky Lottery launches its first US$ 1 Pull-Tab game – PAYLINE – on July 29th with a top prize of US$ 200.
The Kentucky POWERBALL Lottery sells its fifth jackpot winning ticket on October 23rd – to Robert Mayton and Gwen Howard from Calhoun – who win half of a US$ 56.6 Million jackpot..
The Kentucky State Lottery introduces its first US$ 3 Instant ticket in November – SURPRISE PACKAGE – which has a top prize of US$ 150,000.
June sees a US$ 57.5 Million POWERBALL jackpot won on a single ticket by the Davidson family from Indiana’s Evansville.
November 1st sees some changes made to the POWERBALL game with the intention of offering bigger jackpots. The starting jackpot figure for POWERBALL is increased to US$ 10 Million and players can now choose between a cash lump sum payment or an annuity of 25 annual instalments if they win the jackpot. The matrix also changes to 5/49 + 1/42.
On November 12th – the first US$ 5 Instant game introduced by the Kentucky Lottery is launched. MEGABUCKS has a top prize of US$ ¼ Million.
In April the Kentucky Lottery launches its first instant ticket that offers prizes other than cash. With HAWAII FEVER players can win all-expenses paid trips for two to Hawaii in addition to lesser value cash prizes.
TRUCKS & BUCKS is launched by the Kentucky Lottery on June 3rd – the first game to have vehicles as top prizes.
A POWERBALL jackpot record is set on July 29th when a massive US$ 295 Million is won by 13 Ohio work colleagues who had purchased their Powerball Tickets in Indiana.
CASH QUEST – a new online lottery with drawings on Tuesday and Thursday nights is launched by the KY Lotto in August.
The first game to offer payments for life is launched by the Kentucky Lottery in November. WIN FOR LIFE is a US$ 5 scratch-game that offers players the chance to win US$ 1,000 per week for the rest of their lives.
Midday drawings are added to the existing nightly drawings for the PICK 3 and PICK 4 games on March 15th.
June 5th sees weekend drawings added to the CASH 5 game meaning that players can now participate 7 days per week.
On April 26th a KY POWERBALL jackpot of US$ 42 Million is claimed by the Melvin Rhodes family.
May 13th sees the biggest LOTTO KENTUCKY jackpot for 3 years when Jane Sigler wins US$ 17.5 Million.
On May 30th a US$ 60 Million Kentucky POWERBALL jackpot is then shared between four auto parts store colleagues from Tennessee – meaning that the Kentucky Lottery had now awarded 2 consecutive POWERBALL jackpots.
The POWERBALL TV Game Show is launched in October by the Kentucky Lottery along with 9 other State Lottery companies.
The first US$ 10 scratch-off ticket – KENTUCKY HOLIDAY – is launched on October 30th by the Kentucky State Lottery.
CASH FIVE see its final drawing take place on March 3rd.
A new online game – Kentucky CASH BALL – is introduced on March 4th with a top prize of US$ 200,000 and draws on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
A new US$ 2 scratch-off ticket – COLD CASH – is launched on April 16th with players able to win cash as well as Pepsi products. Every ticket wins a prize in this game.
A US$ 3 scratch-off – FASTCASH – is introduced by the Kentucky Lottery on April 30th and has a top prize of US$ 30,000.
May 7th sees the KY Lottery introduce its second US$ 10 scratch-off game. KENTUCKY ROAD TRIP offers players 20 chances to win and a top prize of US$ 250,000.
August sees a record POWERBALL jackpot win at that time of US$ 295 Million which was shared among four lucky winners – one being David Edwards from Westwood, KY.
On September 9th the KYLottery introduces LOTTO SOUTH – a new online lottery game born from the merger of 3 smaller jackpot games – its own LOTTO KENTUCKY plus games from the Virginia Lottery and the
Georgia Lottery. The flagship Lotto Kentucky is retired.
September 12th sees the first LOTTO SOUTH draw take place. Jackpots start at $2 Million.
The draw for the Kentucky Lottery CASH BALL game is now increased to 6 times a week instead of 3 times from February 25th.
A pull-tab with a top prize of US$ 1,000 is launched by the Kentucky Lottery on February 28th. The $1,000 GRAND is a US Lottery first and also has a bonus prize of US$ 1,000.
The Kentucky POWERBALL sees its 12th jackpot winners on June 21st when Joe and Lili Anderson from Murray, Kentucky win US$ 14 Million.
Having only just created a POWERBALL jackpot winner – the Kentucky POWERBALL creates another on July 23rd – when Richard Barbella from Lexington claims US$ 41.5 Million and becomes Kentucky’s 13th POWERBALL jackpot prize winner.
POWERBALL sees some game changes on October 6th when 4 numbers were added to the main (white) balls and the POWERPLAY option had the number 1 removed. Jackpot odds were now 1 in 120 million and even larger POWERBALL jackpots would be created and more frequently.
The Kentucky Lottery sees its first LOTTO SOUTH jackpot winners on October 21st when Nancy and Buddy Meyer from Logan County won US$ 6 Million.
The Kentucky Lottery brought in a feature allowing players to win an online game instantly on January 21st. EXTRA CASH was added to the PICK 3 and PICK 4 games.
The second LOTTO SOUTH jackpot winners from Kentucky emerge on March 13th when Don and Mary Borders claim a cool US$ 3 Million prize.
On May 28th a third Kentucky Lottery LOTTO SOUTH jackpot is claimed by William Ball of Lexington who wins US$ 9.6 Million.
A US$ 13.5 Million jackpot prize claimed by a woman from Shepherdsville in July means that the Kentucky Lottery has now seen its 14th POWERBALL jackpot winner.
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation introduced a US$ 1 Scratch-Off ticket – DILBERT – on September 26th. It was based on the cartoon character of the same name.
A 4th LOTTO SOUTH jackpot winner in Kentucky emerges in December when Shirley Yearby – a Kentucky Lottery player from Louisville – claim an exciting US$ 21 Million.
BEGINNER’S LUCK – the very first Kentucky State Lottery scratch-off ticket – is reintroduced in March in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.
A LOTTO SOUTH jackpot of US$ 12.6 Million is claimed on May 18th by a group of 26 colleagues from a manufacturing plant in Erlanger, KY.
August 30th sees the Kentucky Lottery launch TIC TAC CASH – a new online game played in the manner of Tic Tac Toe.
The KY Lottery introduced its first Scratch-Off ticket with a US$ 1 Million top prize in March – KENTUCKY MILLIONAIRE.
A new online game was introduced by the Kentucky Lottery on April 4th. DOUBLE UP CASH where players could double their non-jackpot prizes by correctly picking the results of a heads or tails coin flip.
May sees the KYLottery discontinue of the DOUBLE UP CASH game due to poor sales.
From July 1st – 100% of proceeds from Kentucky Lotto games will be going towards college grant, scholarship and literacy programs.
POWERBALL sees some further game changes on August 25th when 2 main (white) balls were added, nos. 54 and 55. Jackpots were now to start at a more exciting US$ 15 Million and second prizes at US$ 200,000.
On October 19th sees a record POWERBALL jackpot occur when an incredible US$ 340 Million was won by a family from Oregon. This draw also sees the first winners of the POWERBALL Lottery Match 5 Bonus pool which is won by 4 groups of Kentucky Lottery players – each receiving US$ 200,000 PLUS an extra US$ 653,492 Bonus pool prizes.
The LOTTO SOUTH records its record jackpot which is and won on December 31st.
A world record POWERBALL jackpot of US$ 365 Million is won by a group of Nebraska factory workers following the February 18th draw. Until 2013 this stood as the largest lottery jackpot won to date in the world on a single lottery ticket.
The LOTTO SOUTH game is retired by the Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky Lottery companies with its final draw taking place on February 25th.
The first Millionaire Raffle game is launched by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation in January – MILLION DOLLAR DRAW – which offers the best odds ever for winning US$ 1 Million at 1 in 250,000.
3 LINE LOTTO – Kentucky Lottery’s first US$ 2 online lottery game was brought in during April.
Also in April the Kentucky State Lottery end the TIC TAC CASH game.
The second Raffle game by the Kentucky Lottery was drawn on August 14th. LUCKY 7’s RAFFLE has 2 top prizes of US$ 500,000 which are won by KY Lottery payers in Louisville and Florence.
A US$ 61.5 Million POWERBALL jackpot is won in September by a group of 22 Bardstown employees – the first POWERBALL jackpot winners in Kentucky since July 2003 and the 6th biggest Kentucky Lottery jackpot ever.
The Kentucky State Lottery sees its second POWERBALL jackpot winner in just 11 weeks when a man from Shepherdsville wins US$ 33.6 Million in December.
January sees the biggest THREE LINE LOTTO jackpot won when Angela McNear – a Kentucky Lottery player from Big Clifty – scooped US$ 670,000 after the game enjoyed a 19 week rollover.
November sees a new record THREE LINE LOTTO jackpot produced when US$ 760,000 was won by a Kentucky Lotto player from Louisville.
On October 9th an agreement is made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association – to allow the cross-sales of Mega Millions tickets within states that offer the Powerball game and the sale of Powerball Tickets within states that offer the Mega Millions game. The Kentucky State Lottery would be selling its own Mega Millions Tickets come January.
The record jackpot ever won to date on the KY POWERBALL happens on January 6th when Ron and Tuesday Anderson from Georgetown scoop a massive US$ 128.6 Million.
On January 31st the Kentucky State Lottery begins the first sales of its own Kentucky MEGA MILLIONS tickets as a result of the cross-selling agreement made between the Mega Millions Consortium and the MUSL – Multi-State Lottery Association in October.
On April 19th – Ronald Cook from Louisville wins US$ 250,000 having purchased a Kentucky Lottery Mega Millions ticket.
Proceeds from Kentucky State Lottery games are go right back to citizens of the State of Kentucky – benefiting them in a variety of different ways.
The primary area to benefit from Kentucky Lottery Corporation funding is that of education within the state.
The KEES – Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship – program, the Kentucky Tuition Grants program in addition to the College Access program have received almost US$ 1.35 Billion in lottery funding since 1999.
Other educational areas to benefit from KY Lottery funding are the Early Childhood Reading Incentive Fund – Read to Achieve – & the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.
Another beneficiary of Kentucky Lottery funding has been the Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund which received monies from 1999 to 2003 to assist in the construction of more than 2,770 housing units.
The KYLottery has also looked after Vietnam War veterans from the state by providing US$ 32 Million from lottery proceeds in the early 1990’s.
The State’s General Fund has also received over US$ 1.4 Billion over the years which it puts towards many different programs that benefit the population of Kentucky.
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