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$853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires
One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn. Sara Westerman, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Lottery, said no one claimed the ticket sold in that state by the 5 p.m. deadline. The other ticket was sold in Colorado, where the holder had until midnight MT to claim the prize. All day people came to talk about the ticket where it had been sold at the Hebron BP in Hebron, Ky., said Rahul Pate
Apr 19, 2006, 8:24 am - Lottery News

Ky. Lottery Under Fire For Scratch-Off Tickets
In a state known for horse racing and basketball, the ticket of choice for Kentuckians gets scratched every day. Scratch-off lottery tickets account for 56 percent of all lottery sales. Instant lottery ticket sales last year were in the neighborhood of $385 million. This year it'll be over $400 million, Arch Gleason, Kentucky Lottery president, said. The Kentucky Lottery offers about 80 games a year, and these scratch-off tickets typically stay in a store for about three to four month
Mar 2, 2006, 10:09 am - Lottery News

Kentucky couple hopes to finish house with lottery winnings
A Kentucky couple who bought five Powerball tickets after celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary got a surprise gift the next day. Dwight and Jeanie Walton of Irvine found out they won $667,142 for matching five numbers but not the Powerball on one ticket during Saturday night's drawing. Dwight Walton, a 35-year-old master electrician, said he realized Sunday morning he was holding a winning ticket. By the time I got to the fifth one, I had busted through the front door and was scr
Feb 21, 2006, 8:32 am - Lottery News

Kentucky lottery winner donates entire prize to college
Benedict College gets a big financial boost, courtesy of a Kentucky lottery winner who knows the South Carolina school quite well.Charlie Johnson is a highly successful business owner in Louisville, Kentucky. He is president and CEO of Active Transportation, a company that moves new cars and trucks from assembly plants to dealers.But at Benedict College, they know Johnson as the board of trustees chair, and the donor who paid for scholarships, provided buses for the football team, and threw in t
Jan 12, 2006, 10:33 am - Lottery News

Three states replacing Lotto South game
Like a tired mule whose best days are behind him, Lotto South is being retired and a fresh workhorse brought in to pick up the production.The three-state lottery game, which began in September 2001, will be replaced next month by a new game that pays winners $1,000 a week for the rest of their lives, Virginia Lottery interim executive director Donna M. VanCleave said Thursday. Virginia's Lotto South partners, Kentucky and Georgia, also will participate in the new Win For Life game.Lotto South
Jan 12, 2006, 6:45 am - Lottery News

Kentucky couple almost threw out the lottery jackpot
Paul and Carol Daniels literally threw away their chance to be millionaires. Just tossed it in the trash with the coffee grounds and banana peels.But as luck would have it - and the Danville couple have been on a pretty good streak lately - they were able to retrieve their ticket to fortune before it wound up in the landfill. A $4 million Lotto South jackpot is a terrible thing to waste. This whole thing has just been a big fluke in so many ways, Carol Daniels said Wednesday via telephone from
Jul 15, 2005, 7:36 am - Lottery News

All Kentucky lottery money to fund education
Finally fulfilling the promise made 17 years ago to voters who approved a state lottery, all of the Kentucky Lottery's revenue will go directly to education beginning today specifically to fund college scholarships.That means students who meet financial criteria will get larger awards, and more students will receive both need-based and merit-based scholarships.A projected $167 million in lottery proceeds over the next 12 months will fund the scholarships an increase from $134 million last ye
Jul 1, 2005, 11:21 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery starts new 'Double Up Cash' game this weekend
The Kentucky Lottery will begin selling tickets Sunday for a new computerized game, Double Up Cash, that offers players a chance to double nonjackpot prizes if they correctly pick heads or tails. Numbers for the game will be chosen nightly, Monday through Saturday. Tickets cost $1, and the prize payouts range from a free-play ticket to a minimum jackpot of $40,000.The jackpot will increase by $10,000 for every night it isn't hit, up to a maximum of $500,000, said lottery spokesman Chip Polsto
Mar 30, 2005, 7:40 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery hurt by players' luck
Big prize payouts by the Kentucky Lottery, including multimillion dollar payments to winners in three February Pick 3 games, are making a dent in the amount of money being returned to the state treasury, lottery officials said Friday.Normally, in the twice-daily Pick 3 drawing, having the same digit for all three numbers occurs only once every six weeks or so, lottery officials said. But 3-3-3 was drawn on Feb. 2, resulting in payment of $2.86 million in prizes, 2-2-2 was drawn on Feb. 12, resul
Mar 28, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News

Will Tennessee's new games cloud Kentucky lottery's future?
Kentucky has Daniel Boone, Abe Lincoln, Adolph Rupp, Loretta Lynn, and Ashley Judd.Tenessee has Davy Crockett, Andy Jackson, Bob Neyland, Dolly Parton, and Dixie Carter.For a couple of centuries, there has been a border rivalry between Kentucky and Tennessee as the states have dueled over history and heroes and have had spats over sports and politics. Now the rivalry has become more serious than ever. The Big and the Big Orange are fighting over the Big Green - as in money.Kentucky has the lotte
Jan 27, 2005, 10:57 am - Lottery News

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