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Kentucky Lottery Instant Play jackpot winner celebrates by handing out money
What better way to use the cash? By Kate Northrop A Kentucky woman made it her goal to spread the love from winning an Instant Play jackpot by handing out some of her winnings to strangers. Christmas in July must have struck a chord with Crystal Dunn of Louisville, who decided there was no better way to celebrate her win than gifting some of the money to random strangers. On the night of July 7, a message popped up on Dunn's computer alerting her that she had won a jackpot worth
Aug 1, 2022, 4:49 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky man arrested days after winning $250,000 lottery prize
Lottery winner's brief victory is short lived By Kate Northrop A Kentucky Lottery winner's celebration didn't last very long when he was arrested days after scooping up a $250,000 lottery prize. Joseph Hellard of Elsmere was arrested right after winning $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, bringing his emotional rollercoaster to a full stop. On Feb. 26, Hellard stopped at the Elsmere Mini Mart on Garvey Avenue to buy some lottery tickets. The first few tickets he bought did not am
Mar 7, 2022, 5:25 pm - Lottery News

Results are in: Kentucky Lottery ranked best place to work in Kentucky
By Kate Northrop On Wednesday, the Kentucky Lottery announced that it was named the best place to work in the state by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. In March, the unranked list of companies who made the cut for 2021 was released, but the official ranked list was announced last week at the 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony held in Lexington. The Kentucky Lottery was ranked the Best Place to Work in K
Jun 24, 2021, 1:35 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery reports record $1.3 billion in sales
Lottery sees highest sales in state history By Kate Northrop The Kentucky Lottery announced during a board of directors meeting last week that its sales are at an all-time high, the largest in the organization's 32-year history at $1.3 billion. Vice President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison reported some impressive figures at the meeting. For the fiscal year-to-date sales (July-April), the Lottery took in $1.3 billion, $369.7 million (39.6%) higher compared to the same period l
May 19, 2021, 4:45 pm - Lottery News

Ohio, Kentucky to use lotteries as incentive for residents to get vaccinated
By Kate Northrop Ohio and Kentucky are trying new tactics to incentivize their residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, some of which involve a separate lottery for those who received a vaccine or a promotion to persuade individuals to get one. States are trying to find ways to encourage people to get themselves and children vaccinated against the coronavirus. In one instance, Governor Phil Murphy in New Jersey announced earlier this month that any New Jerseyan who gets their first va
May 13, 2021, 12:49 pm - Lottery News

Misprinted Kentucky Lottery tickets lead players to mistakenly believe they won
IGT software error dashes players' hopes and excitement By Kate Northrop Quite a few Kentucky Lottery players thought they had won big time when they saw matching symbols printed on their Tic Tac Cash Fast Play tickets, but that joy quickly dissipated when they found out that those symbols were not indicators of winning the lottery at all, rather they were a result of a software error. According to the Kentucky Lottery, a vendor software issue affected some lottery vending machines in O
Dec 17, 2020, 5:19 pm - Lottery News

New Jersey scammer defrauds 3 elderly women of $675,000
Lotteries urge players to be wary of the telltale signs you are being scammed By Kate Northrop A scammer from New Jersey tricked three elderly women across the country into sending her over $675,000 by convincing them that they owed prepaid taxes as a prerequisite for claiming a prize that didn't exist. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey, Shanile Lyle, 27, of Orange was charged on Monday with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after wrongly convincing her v
Dec 4, 2020, 2:39 pm - Lottery News

State lotteries exceed expectations in 2020
Despite hardships, lotteries are breaking sales records By Kate Northrop In previous months defined by economic hardship brought on by the global pandemic, the lottery industry has proven to be a beacon of light, with some state lotteries defying expectations and exhibiting record sales. The Texas Lottery, which has made headlines recently for its internationally-ranking Lotto Texas jackpot (now standing at $45.5 million), is also exceeding expectations with its 10th-consecutive record-
Sep 25, 2020, 4:29 pm - Lottery News

Mary Harville appointed President and CEO of Kentucky Lottery
New leadership follows strong sales of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal year of 2020 By Kate Northrop After a selection committee reviewed over 350 potential candidates for the position, Mary Harville was chosen from a national pool of potential successors and was appointed President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation by Governor Andy Beshear. Prior to Harville's confirmation by the lottery's board of directors, Tom Delacenserie retired from the position in March after serving
Sep 17, 2020, 8:47 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery releases first lottery game based on real-time horse racing
By Kate Northrop If you're a fan of the Kentucky Derby, or just horse racing in general, you might want to try out the Kentucky Lottery's latest game. Yesterday, the Kentucky Lottery announced that the first-ever lottery game based on real-time horse racing results has officially launched statewide. Win Place Show is the first of its kind, nodding to the state's signature thoroughbred industry and featuring races across the country. Players who purchase a $2 lottery ticket will see three r
Aug 18, 2020, 2:32 pm - Lottery News

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