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Forgotten lottery ticket worth $250,000
A lottery ticket tucked away in a wallet for months turned out to be a winner, worth $250,000. Michael Johnson, of Lexington, Ky., bought the Mega Millions ticket during a business trip to metro Atlanta back in February. He slipped the lottery ticket into his wallet and forgot about it. Last week he found the three-month old ticket, checked the numbers, and found out he was holding a winning ticket. He matched all five numbers in the drawing, but not the mega ball. I didn't screa
Jun 8, 2009, 10:00 am - Lottery News

Kentucky blocked from seizing gambling domain names
Kentucky may not seize 141 online casinos' Internet domain names in an attempt to block them from operating within the state's borders, a three-judge appeals panel ruled. In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals panel said an Internet domain name is not a gambling device. That left the Franklin County Circuit Court without jurisdiction in the matter. It stretches credulity to conclude that a series of numbers, or Internet address, can be said to constitute a 'machine or any
Jan 21, 2009, 4:47 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits
The Kentucky Lottery brought in record revenues despite a souring economy, an audit released Wednesday showed. The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million up about 4.6 percent from the previous year but its profits were down about 2.7 percent. That's because the lottery increased its prize payouts to players and paid higher retailer commissions. But the amount of money the lottery paid to state scholarship programs, including the Kentucky Educational
Nov 28, 2008, 10:54 am - Lottery News

Kentucky man thought he won lottery jackpot
Misreads symbols on scratch game card Stephen McGuire took a chance on his luck with big hopes and dreams. I was dreaming of getting out of debt being able to financially able to do more things with my family, he says. A dream McGuire thought became reality after finding this dollar sign in Lucky Loot part of the 100,000 dollar players club game. I scratched it off. I went through see I won ten dollars, scratched the last one off, I thought I won 100,000 dollars. My wife, thoug
Apr 30, 2008, 8:00 am - Lottery News

'Infrequent buyer' claims $34M Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner described as 'down-to-earth' The winner of Wednesday's $33.6 million Powerball jackpot was Linville Lee Huff of Bullitt County. The Kentucky Lottery Corp. released the winner's name, but nothing else, yesterday in response to an open-records request filed by The Courier-Journal. Efforts to reach Huff were not successful. Reached by phone yesterday at his home in Louisville, Linville Lee Huff Jr. confirmed that his father had the winning ticket. He said his father, who is
Dec 16, 2007, 12:51 pm - Lottery News

Office lottery pool wins $61.5M Powerball jackpot
After a decade of pitching in a dollar a week, a Powerball office pool paid off in a huge way yesterday for 22 Kentuckians. The group of current and former employees of a Bardstown business claimed the $61.5 million Powerball jackpot yesterday afternoon after making their way to Louisville in a white SUV limousine. When a lady at the lottery claim window asked Jane Shelver if she could help her with something, Shelver's response came quickly and enthusiastically. You certainly can, S
Sep 28, 2007, 11:16 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags
For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride In the fall of 2006, David Lee Edwards and his wife, Shawna, decorated their front door for Halloween. But if trick-or-treaters made it to the couple's home, a storage unit in Riviera Beach, no plastic ghost was as scary as what they'd have found inside: two pale, withered junkies from Kentucky living amid dirty clothes, rotting food, and their own filth. And these were lottery winners. Today, with David on what could be
Aug 22, 2007, 9:57 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle results
The Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Lucky 7's, was drawn last night, awarding over a million dollars in prizes. The winning numbers can be found here: Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Kentucky Lottery, with a limited number of $5 tickets. With only 500,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Millionaire Raffle offers the best odds to win $500,000 of any Kentucky Lottery game. There is one drawing
Aug 14, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery has record revenues
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. had a record $744 million in revenues, or total ticket sales, in the fiscal year ending June 30, according to year-end figures. The brisk sale of tickets for interactive, scratch-off games offset a decline in tickets sold for online, or computerized, games, including Powerball, Pick 3 and Pick 4. Those sales suffered, in part, because there was only one large Powerball jackpot, which was hit at $254 million last January. Some tickets for the interactive games se
Jul 30, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery raffle drawing date set
The Kentucky Lottery raffle game named after the date it was to be drawn on is now set to take place about a month later. Several state lotteries in the United States used the perceived lucky digits in the date 7/7/07 to hold special drawings and promotions on that day. The Kentucky Lottery promoted a special raffle drawing created for the date, calling the game Lucky 7's . As the date approached, it became apparent that ticket sales for the raffle were not high enough to support the d
Jul 13, 2007, 10:17 pm - Lottery News

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