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Powerball winner dies penniless, 12 years after winning $27 million
David Edwards spent $12 million in his first year as a millionaire A Powerball winner has died broke and all alone in hospice care, just 12 years after raking in $27 million cash from a lottery jackpot. David Lee Edwards, a convicted felon from Ashland, Kentucky, bought a mansion in a gated community, dozens of expensive cars and even a LearJet with the share of a record $280 million jackpot he won in August 2001. But drug addiction and his free-spending ways left Edwards and his wife S
Dec 3, 2013, 5:40 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery starts Keno on Monday
Keno is coming to Kentucky, beginning Monday at 5 a.m. It should mean more money for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation and more money for the state, and be easy to play. When you go into a retailer it is going to look exactly like when you buy your Pick 3 or Pick 4 tickets, says lottery spokesman Chip Polston. Keno is a lottery type game. Starting at one dollar, players will attempt to match the numbers randomly selected by the lottery. It is a game that will be played almost constantly.
Nov 2, 2013, 1:49 pm - Lottery News

Error prompts second Kentucky Pick 4 midday drawing
Kentucky Lottery players who bought Pick 4 tickets for Monday's midday drawing have an extra chance to win, thanks to an error that occurred during the drawing. Lottery officials say a ball that was supposed to go into the draw machine's first chamber inadvertently bounced over to the second chamber when loaded. The result was nine balls in the first chamber and 11 in the second. The lottery then held a second drawing and announced numbers from both drawings would be honored, although paym
Jul 30, 2013, 12:16 pm - Lottery News

Tax on Kentucky Lottery tickets no longer being considered
Your outrage was heard Kentucky lawmakers won't pursue a 6% tax on lottery tickets as a source of revenue to shore up the state's financially troubled pension system for government retirees. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said that idea was rejected out of concern that a tax might have stifled sales of lottery tickets that generate money for education programs in Kentucky. Instead, Stumbo said lawmakers will unveil legislation on Tuesday that will call for the lottery to create new games, in
Feb 26, 2013, 1:18 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets
Democratic House leaders want to add a 6 percent sales tax to Kentucky Lottery purchases and expand the selection of lottery games as a way to increase funding for the state's ailing pension system. House State Government Chairman Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, said adding a 6 percent sales tax on lottery games could generate about $49 million a year for the state. Adding additional games to the lottery could generate an additional $70 million to $90 million, he said. Combined, Yonts predicted
Feb 22, 2013, 11:34 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery adds new rewards program
The Kentucky Lottery has launched the new Fun Club Rewards program, a multi-part initiative which rewards players with points for eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased while making them automatically entered into drawings to win large cash prizes. The key to the program is the ability for players to accumulate points based on eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased. The value of the points vary among tickets, said the Kentucky Lottery's Sr. VP of Marketing Steve Casebe
Jan 8, 2013, 7:48 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings still available In Kentucky on cable and satellite TV Includes video report The Kentucky Lottery has announced a major shift in its nightly televised drawing show. Starting September 16, the nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations. Instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery's website ( There will however still be a cable and satellite outlet for the Mega Millions and Powerball d
Sep 4, 2012, 9:19 am - Lottery News

Focus group member is first winner of new Kentucky Lottery game
Big win comes less than one week after game's launch When Louisville resident Steven McIntyre received a coupon in the mail last week from the Kentucky Lottery, he admits he never could have anticipated being at lottery headquarters days later holding a four-foot-long check for $100,000. But that was the scene Monday morning as McIntyre became the first top prize winner in the new 5 Card Cash game. He matched all five card symbols from Saturday night's drawing to win the $100,000 top prize
Feb 21, 2012, 9:03 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Pick 4 lottery players beat the house
Quad-zeros pay off big bucks for Pick 4 players The Kentucky Lottery may have hit a streak of bad luck in November, which means good luck for lottery players in the state. Kentucky Lottery chief financial officer Howard Kline said the payoff to Pick 4 players in November turned out to be far more than was taken in on the game. Greg Harkenrider, one of the state's top budget experts, said Wednesday that revenue from the popular Pick 4 game plummeted in November because more people than e
Dec 22, 2011, 8:50 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky store clerk wins $200,000 from duplicate lottery ticket
Someone out there has the other ticket worth $200,000 David Lee Franey owns four Franey's Food Mart locations in Owensboro. From time to time, one of his clerks will misprint a Kentucky Lottery ticket. Instead of going through the hassle of filing paperwork for a $1 ticket, I just always tell my clerks to tape them on the side of the terminal and I'll eat the cost myself, Franey said. Little did he know yesterday that a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket had been taped to the side of the te
Dec 16, 2011, 4:45 pm - Lottery News

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