Kentucky Lottery now offers problem gambling info via text or chat
For nearly two decades, people in Kentucky have been able to call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) to speak with a counselor concerning issues with problem gambling. This service has now been expanded to include text and online chat capabilities.
This program is administered by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG), and is being underwritten by the Kentucky Lottery. Thousands of callers have been helped or received information on problem and addicted gambling through the helpline, KY ...
Jul 30, 2016, 6:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall
Arthur L. Arch Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati.
Gleason, who was 69, had just announced his retirement three weeks ago after nearly 23 years as president of the Kentucky Lottery. He was the longest-serving lottery head in the nation.
I think that's what bothers us most, said Chip Polston, the lottery spokesman. He was finally at the point to enjoy the later years of his life and then this happens.
Former Gov. Brere ...
Jul 5, 2016, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery chief announces his retirement
The Kentucky Lottery's long-time chief executive has announced his retirement in a letter to the Lottery's board of directors.
After significant thought and reflection, I have decided it is time for me to retire, said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason in the letter. I have spent nearly 23 years as President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery and take great pride in what we have accomplished.
During Gleason's tenure as Kentucky Lottery President CEO, he served as president of t ...
Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Investigators find another friend of Tipton who cashed rigged lottery prize
Scandal goes beyond jackpots to smaller prizes too
A friend of the former security director of the Multi-State Lottery Association who is implicated in a jackpot-fixing scandal was given a winning Kansas Lottery ticket worth $15,000 in 2011 as an engagement gift, she said Wednesday.
Iowa prosecutors had Amy DeMoney testify Wednesday in a hearing for Eddie Tipton, who faces trial in July for ongoing criminal conduct and money laundering charges for games he allegedly fixed in Colorado, Kans ...
May 11, 2016, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery launches online ticket sales
Without any fanfare, the Kentucky Lottery Monday began selling tickets online to try and attract more young adults.
The initial offerings are limited to several lottery games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Kentucky Cash Ball, and five instant games.
Kentucky is the fourth state to sell lottery tickets on the Internet, joining Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan. Minnesota tried it for a while before the state's legislature decided to ban the practice.
The Kentucky Lottery has worked w ...
Apr 19, 2016, 8:19 pm - Lottery News forum
19-year-old shot over winning Kentucky lottery ticket
Two men are behind bars after being accused of shooting a 19-year-old for his winning lottery ticket two weeks ago near Churchill Downs.
One minute the man was on top of the world, and minutes later he was undergoing surgery at University Hospital and one of the suspects was trying to cash the lottery ticket.
I was on the phone, somebody came up behind me, grabbed me and shot me for the ticket, the victim said.
He was on the phone talking to his mother.
It began at a convenience sto ...
Feb 24, 2016, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois border states report increased lottery sales
With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference.
The Lottery problems stemming from Illinois' budget impasse have led to a lawsuit and come amid questions about Illinois revenues and a shake-up in lottery management.
Many gas stations, smoke shops and convenience stores in ...
Oct 27, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery and legislature tussle over cash reserves
Straining to find hidden money within state government's bureaucracy to balance a tight state budget two years ago, the Kentucky Senate discovered about $16.9 million in unrestricted reserves held by the Kentucky Lottery Corp.
Senators concluded the lottery didn't need that much in reserve and put into the budget bill a directive that in addition to the normal flow of dividends the lottery sends to the state the lottery transfer $11 million to the general fund by June 30.
But, in a rare de ...
Sep 2, 2015, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Lucky for Life game comes to Kentucky
Now available in 15 states plus D.C.
The Kentucky Lottery is now offering the multi-state game called Lucky for Life that has a top prize of $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of the winner's life, or for a minimum of 20 years paid to the player's estate, in case of death.
Tickets for the game, which is structured similar to the popular, high-jackpot Powerball game, went on sale Sunday throughout Kentucky.
Lucky for Life tickets sell for $2 each, with drawings on Monday and Thursday ...
Mar 23, 2015, 7:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery plans online ticket sales by fall
By early next fall the Kentucky Lottery expects to make the sale of tickets for at least some games available through the use of computers, smart phones and other mobile devices.
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. directors took a major step toward online ticket sales at a meeting Friday by choosing to negotiate with GTECH to develop the computer-based system for what is being called iLottery services and games.
Lottery president and CEO Arch Gleason said the outcome of the negotiations will deter ...
Nov 25, 2014, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum