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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

Kentucky man finds $1 million winning Powerball ticket in old stack of unchecked tickets
He had $1 million sitting under his nose the entire time By Kate Northrop Over the past few months, a Kentucky man accumulated a stack of unchecked lottery tickets, but little did he know that there was a $1 million winning Powerball ticket sitting right there the entire time. An anonymous Kentucky lottery player was not expecting to find a slip of paper worth $1 million tucked away in an old stack of unchecked lottery tickets. This lottery player has a habit of allowing his lott
Oct 10, 2022, 3:40 pm - Lottery News

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

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