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30 Kentucky middle school employees win $1M Powerball prize, hid lottery ticket in math textbook
By Kate Northrop A group of 30 middle school employees carpooled to the Kentucky Lottery after the final school bell rang on Tuesday to collect their $1 million Powerball prize. 30 educators from a Boone County middle school regrouped after work to collect the $1 million Powerball prize they won in the Jan. 27 drawing and showed up at Lottery headquarters in high spirits. The group calls themselves the Jones 30, named after the Rector A. Jones Middle School in Florence that brought t
Feb 3, 2024, 9:27 am - Lottery News

Unclaimed $1 million Powerball lottery ticket bought in Kentucky will expire this month
Less than two weeks for the winner to come forward By Kate Northrop There isn't much time left for a Kentucky Lottery player to claim a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million, which is set to expire later this month. Whoever is holding a $1 million winning Powerball ticket in Kentucky better step forward to claim it soon or else risk losing out on the prize for good. Kentucky Lottery officials announced Wednesday that a winning Powerball ticket purchased at Pilot Travel Center
Jan 4, 2024, 6:57 am - Lottery News

Kentucky woman who never played the lottery before wins $75,000 on her first ticket
Beginner's luck strikes again By Kate Northrop A Kentucky woman who had never played the lottery in her life just won a $75,000 prize on her first-ever scratch-off ticket. A Kentucky lottery player's first big win resulted from her first ticket purchase ever, and it was certainly a cause for celebration. Rebecca Napier of Frankfort walked into Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville earlier this month with tears of joy in her eyes as she prepared to claim a meaningful prize.
Oct 31, 2023, 4:10 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky man who won $500,000 lottery prize celebrates by giving retailer employees money
First thought from lottery winner is a generous one By Kate Northrop A Kentucky man's first action on his to-do list after winning $500,000 in the lottery was to give money away to the employees at the store he bought the ticket from. A Kentucky lottery winner decided to pay it forward after he won a $500,000 top prize in a scratch-off game. Last Sunday, Daniel Reffitt was leaving the Meijer grocery store on Houston Road in Florence when he walked by a Kentucky Lottery vending ma
Sep 5, 2023, 3:57 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky woman charged with 76 counts for theft of over $123,000, including lottery tickets
Woman accused of participating in syndicate that committed crimes over the span of four months By Kate Northrop A Kentucky woman faces 76 counts in connection with theft of over $123,000 in merchandise, consisting of Kentucky Lottery tickets and other stolen goods. Louisville Metro police (LMPD) charged Telnesha Antnetta Brown, 18, of Louisville, with 76 counts related to theft of over $123,000 in merchandise, including lottery tickets. She received 37 individual counts each of c
Aug 28, 2023, 2:42 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky man who "coasted" into gas station on empty tank wins $1 million in lottery
There's always a silver lining By Kate Northrop An empty tank forced a Kentucky man to roll into a nearby gas station, where he won $1 million in the lottery while fueling up. Michael Schlemmer may have run out of gas on the road, but the unfortunate circumstance came with a silver lining in the form of a million dollars, a tradeoff that many wouldn't blink twice at. Recently, Schlemmer just barely made it to the gas station on US Highway 25 West in Corbin. While refueling his ca
May 24, 2023, 2:47 pm - Lottery News

Sports betting legalized in Kentucky
Kentucky becomes 38th state to legalize sports betting By Kate Northrop A bill supporting legalized sports betting in Kentucky has passed and is estimated to generate an additional $23 million in revenue for the state per year. As of Friday, sports betting is set to have an official spot among legal gaming avenues in the state of Kentucky. The new law is expected to add to the state's economic momentum, boost tourism, and keep more gambling revenue in Kentucky. Governor Andy
Apr 3, 2023, 12:30 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky woman wins $175,000 from scratch-off during company white elephant game
Winner has legendary experience in prize-swapping holiday game By Kate Northrop Anyone who has played the game of white elephant knows that there's no way to predict the outcome, but someone ending up with a scratch-off ticket worth $175,000 was not something anyone would ever expect to happen. Lori Janes, of Louisville, was participating in a white elephant gift exchange at a company holiday party and arguably won the best prize out of everyone there. On Tuesday, her company, Ha
Dec 16, 2022, 1:29 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery launches daily in-state jackpot game, records first winner
Game had first jackpot winner in just five days By Kate Northrop Last Monday, the Kentucky Lottery officially conducted the first drawing for its new in-state daily jackpot game, Kentucky 5. Kentucky 5 is the latest game to be added to the list of available games in the state of Kentucky, and the Lottery is already celebrating the game's first jackpot winner. Our players love jackpots, and we hear often that they want a game that is just played in Kentucky, Lottery President and
Nov 29, 2022, 5:26 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky cancer patient out of work wins $234,176 online Instant Play lottery jackpot
Huge win could not have come at a better time By Kate Northrop A Kentucky man diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments experienced a turn of events when he won a jackpot worth over $200,000 while playing the lottery online. Frank Long's life has changed drastically since being diagnosed with cancer, but a quick stroke of luck and the right attitude helped make a change for the better. Long's lifestyle looks different than most others'. He goes to
Oct 20, 2022, 3:57 pm - Lottery News

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