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Crossing the border is good luck for $200,000 lottery winner
A Clarksville, Tennessee man's luck turned green earlier this month when he won $200,000 in the Kentucky Cash Ball lottery.David Crowe, 56, told Kentucky lottery officials that even though Tennessee's lottery is up and running, it's the Flash Market store in Oak Grove, Ky., where he always buys his ticket.Crowe has been playing the lottery in Kentucky for 12 years. His wife, Sue, bought the winning ticket for him saying she just happened to be the one who went into the store. It was a quick pick
Sep 21, 2004, 7:04 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery rolls out new game
A kid's game - tic tac toe - is the Kentucky Lottery's newest online offering.Tic Tac Cash debuted Monday, the first game of its kind nationally, lottery officials said. It offers a $25,000 top prize.Concepts for other online games are on the drawing board as the lottery tries to recoup millions being lost across the border to the new state lottery in Tennessee.Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason said the goal is to keep our games fresh and fun. He said Tic Tac Cash fits that descr
Sep 1, 2004, 7:51 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery tries to stave off losses from competition
With record-smashing sales for two straight years, these should be heady times for the Kentucky Lottery.Even as lottery officials announced Thursday that a record $193.5 million in proceeds were turned over to the state last fiscal year, there was no time for celebration. Officials are too busy trying to stave off expected losses to Tennessee and its lottery that debuted this year.For years, the Kentucky Lottery reaped a windfall from Tennesseans who crossed the border to play the numbers games,
Aug 13, 2004, 8:51 am - Lottery News

Tenn. lottery fans make fewer runs for the Kentucky border
Gene Dotson is something of a video-game-stool philosopher of luck.As a regular lottery player, the retiree from Nashville has good reason to think about these things.''Is there such a thing called luck?'' Dotson asked Tuesday, a twinkle in his eye and a cigarette between two fingers as he played a video poker game at a lottery outlet just north of the Tennessee-Kentucky line, 36 miles from home. ''Is it who you are? ''Why do people keep doing it? Why do I keep doing it?''Whatever the cosmic an
Aug 2, 2004, 9:52 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery sales set record last fiscal year
Kentucky Lottery ticket sales for the fiscal year ending June 30 totaled a record $725.2 million, a 7.7 percent increase over the previous year, state lottery officials announced yesterday.The figure is slightly higher than the $723.8 million predicted by lottery officials after a board meeting six weeks ago.At the same time, however, the board provided specifics about how much revenue has been lost since Tennessee began its lottery in mid-January and then added the popular Powerball game in mid
Jul 22, 2004, 7:19 am - Lottery News

Kentucky to post record sales
Kentucky sales numbers soar despite losing substantial border ticket sales to TennesseeThe Kentucky Lottery Corp. expects its sales this fiscal year, which ends June 30, to hit a record $723.8 million meaning an extra $11 million for the state.That sales total would be about 8 percent higher than the previous peak, $673.5 million, which was set last year. And this year, state government's share will be a record $192 million, up from last year's previous record $180.7 million, officials estimated
Jun 4, 2004, 7:39 am - Lottery News

Store clerks share lottery bonus
Larry Martin quietly laid a memo on the counter at Sav on Cigs on Thursday and walked away.Moments later, 12 employees at the convenience store learned they would get a piece of the $25,000 the store won for selling a winning Lotto South ticket. We were shocked, said clerk Mary Dailey. He gave us a memo and brought the checks out with the memo. He didn't say anything, then he left. The store had a long-standing policy that if it ever sold a winning ticket, it would share the prize with employe
May 28, 2004, 9:23 am - Lottery News

Lotto prediction comes true for Kentucky couple
After signing to purchase a new home Friday, Pati and Stephen Kohl said they would have to win the lottery to make ends meet.The next day, they did just that.Stephen Kohl is one of 25 folks who are part a lottery office pool at Wild Flavors Inc. in Erlanger, Ky. The group won Saturdays $12.6 million Lotto South jackpot.Those in the pool chose the lump sum cash option and will receive nearly $177,800 each.This worked out just perfect. We bought a house on Friday and won the lottery on Saturday, s
May 21, 2004, 7:37 am - Lottery News

Stolen lottery tickets land pair in jail
Two Kentucky men held winning lottery tickets, but it wasn't their lucky day.The men are accused of stealing more than $10,000 in lottery tickets and were arrested after trying to cash some of the winning ones, law enforcement officials said.Steven Mashburn, 27, of Garrison, and Glen Tackett, 24, of South Portsmouth, are charged with breaking into Busters Marathon in Garrison on Tuesday and stealing several rolls of scratch-off lottery tickets.A call placed later Tuesday from a store in South Sh
May 21, 2004, 7:28 am - Lottery News

Group of 22 wins $12 million Lotto South jackpot
Things are downright wild at the Wild Flavors factory in Erlanger, Kentucky after 22 employees won a nearly $12 million Lotto South lottery jackpot.The smell of money was in the air for 22 employees who are the winners of a nearly $12 million lotto jackpot and they're not the only ones cashing in.What are the odds of two $12 million winning tickets being sold 16 miles apart in the same week. Amazingly someone in Green hills still has not come forward to claim their money.But there was a lot of
May 18, 2004, 7:14 am - Lottery News

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