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Kentucky Lottery: More than 'state-sanctioned gambling operation'
This is the first story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactSince it was founded in April 1989, it has generated nearly $8 billion in sales and contributed more $2 billion in revenue to the state treasury. But this multibillion-dollar enterprise is not your typical big business.The billions in sales it has generated come not from the sale of goods or services but from the sale of tickets. The $2 billion in revenue it has produced for the state comes not fr ...
Jan 27, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery benefits Kentucky students but not its schools
This is the third story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactAmid last year's protest by Kentucky teachers over what they considered to be an insufficiently-funded health insurance plan offered by Gov. Fletcher, the Kentucky Lottery Corp. received a letter from one of the angry educators. The letter underscored another, much older controversy surrounding education funding. The letter writer said, 'When you look at the amount of money generated for the Kentu ...
Jan 26, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

Two men played key roles in establishing Kentucky Lottery
Two people played key roles in Kentucky's joining the growing ranks of states with lotteries. One of them was a politician who grabbed the headlines. The other was a storekeeper who worked behind the scenes, but his role in the founding of the now 15-year-old Kentucky Lottery Corp. was an important one.In the headlines was the late Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, a Lexington-based millionaire textbook salesman who was a native of Liberty. Behind the scenes was J.N. Frankel, a prominent Danville merchant ...
Jan 25, 2005, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum

Survey: One-fourth of retail customers buy lottery tickets
This is the second story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactOne out of every four customers at area stores that offer lottery games regularly buy tickets, according to a random survey of more than two dozen retailers in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties.And the ticket sales they generate - more than $62 million worth in all five area counties over the last six fiscal years - have produced more than $3 million in commissions for the 65 are ...
Jan 25, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky lottery players try to beat the odds
This is the first story in a four-part series on the Kentucky lottery and its local and state impactMost members of James Carrier's family have earned their largely modest income from the soil. But there is one relative of the retired Crab Orchard area farmer who a little more than a decade ago planted a seed that turned her into a millionaire.The seed, in this case, came not from a farm supply shop but from a convenience store.Back in 1994, one of Carrier's aunts, Beverly Pitt, also of Crab O ...
Jan 25, 2005, 9:20 am - Lottery News forum