New keno game boosts sales for Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery's new keno game hasn't attracted as many retailers as projected, but sales have exceeded expectations since it launched late last year.
Kentucky Lottery Chief Financial Officer Howard Kline told The State Journal that the bingo-style game, which has drawings every five minutes, sold $28.5 million in wagers as of June 21. He says that's about $500,000 more than estimated.
Kline said that came despite having only 272 Keno-only retailers sign on to offer the game by the e ...
Jul 8, 2014, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery manager faces lottery ticket fraud charges
Updated: Additional information from the Kentucky Lottery
By Todd Northrop
A regional manager for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation is accused of fraudulently using lottery tickets after an investigation into 1,800 missing tickets, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Jeffrey L. Riley, 55, of Lexington, was charged Friday with three counts of fraudulent use of a lottery ticket, a class C felony.
Riley's arrest followed an internal investigation in January into 1,800 missing promoti ...
Feb 10, 2014, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky man arrested for cashing stolen lottery ticket
By Kate Northrop
Louisville Metro Police arrested a man who admitted to cashing in a stolen lottery ticket.
On Dec. 28, 2013, 57 year-old Dwayne Horne walked into a BP gas station on W. Broadway in Louisville to exchange a winning lottery ticket for cash. Investigators learned that the ticket was the same one that was reported stolen at the Cecil Service Center about a mile away.
The Kentucky Lottery contacted Louisville police when they noticed the stolen lottery ticket had been redeem ...
Jan 22, 2014, 9:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball winner dies penniless, 12 years after winning $27 million
David Edwards spent $12 million in his first year as a millionaire
A Powerball winner has died broke and all alone in hospice care, just 12 years after raking in $27 million cash from a lottery jackpot.
David Lee Edwards, a convicted felon from Ashland, Kentucky, bought a mansion in a gated community, dozens of expensive cars and even a LearJet with the share of a record $280 million jackpot he won in August 2001.
But drug addiction and his free-spending ways left Edwards and his wife S ...
Dec 3, 2013, 5:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery starts Keno on Monday
Keno is coming to Kentucky, beginning Monday at 5 a.m. It should mean more money for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation and more money for the state, and be easy to play.
When you go into a retailer it is going to look exactly like when you buy your Pick 3 or Pick 4 tickets, says lottery spokesman Chip Polston.
Keno is a lottery type game. Starting at one dollar, players will attempt to match the numbers randomly selected by the lottery. It is a game that will be played almost constantly.
Nov 2, 2013, 1:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Error prompts second Kentucky Pick 4 midday drawing
Kentucky Lottery players who bought Pick 4 tickets for Monday's midday drawing have an extra chance to win, thanks to an error that occurred during the drawing.
Lottery officials say a ball that was supposed to go into the draw machine's first chamber inadvertently bounced over to the second chamber when loaded. The result was nine balls in the first chamber and 11 in the second.
The lottery then held a second drawing and announced numbers from both drawings would be honored, although paym ...
Jul 30, 2013, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Tax on Kentucky Lottery tickets no longer being considered
Your outrage was heard
Kentucky lawmakers won't pursue a 6% tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up the state's financially troubled pension system for government retirees.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo said that idea was rejected out of concern that a tax might have stifled sales of lottery tickets that generate money for education programs in Kentucky.
Instead, Stumbo said lawmakers will unveil legislation on Tuesday that will call for the lottery to create new games, in ...
Feb 26, 2013, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets
Democratic House leaders want to add a 6 percent sales tax to Kentucky Lottery purchases and expand the selection of lottery games as a way to increase funding for the state's ailing pension system.
House State Government Chairman Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, said adding a 6 percent sales tax on lottery games could generate about $49 million a year for the state. Adding additional games to the lottery could generate an additional $70 million to $90 million, he said.
Combined, Yonts predicted ...
Feb 22, 2013, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery adds new rewards program
The Kentucky Lottery has launched the new Fun Club Rewards program, a multi-part initiative which rewards players with points for eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased while making them automatically entered into drawings to win large cash prizes.
The key to the program is the ability for players to accumulate points based on eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased. The value of the points vary among tickets, said the Kentucky Lottery's Sr. VP of Marketing Steve Casebe ...
Jan 8, 2013, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings still available In Kentucky on cable and satellite TV
Includes video report
The Kentucky Lottery has announced a major shift in its nightly televised drawing show. Starting September 16, the nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations. Instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery's website (kylottery.com).
There will however still be a cable and satellite outlet for the Mega Millions and Powerball d ...
Sep 4, 2012, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum