Kentucky Lottery sales rebound
By Todd Northrop
In Friday's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, it was announced strong sales in the month of May has helped get the lottery back on track to meet budgeted sales amounts for the year.
According to Interim Chief Operating Officer Maggie Garrison, May sales were $132.1 Million, which is $33.7 Million or 31.9% more than budgeted. This was led by increases in our Scratch-off ticket sales, which jumped 46% or $29.4 million more than expected, she s ...
Jun 27, 2020, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery now using computerized drawings
Coronavirus claims another victim: Real lottery drawings
By Todd Northrop
Starting today, you will no longer be able to watch how the Kentucky Lottery draws its daily numbers games because the drawings now take place inside a computer program.
The daily Pick 3, Pick 4, and CashBall 225 games are all transitioned to computerized drawings starting Monday, and will no longer be drawn using balls and machines. Instead, a dedicated computer system known as a random number generator will rand ...
Apr 13, 2020, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire
In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure.
We've accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years, Delacenserie said. We strengthened our brand by c ...
Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Students head back to campus thanks to help from the Kentucky Lottery
As college students across Kentucky head back to school, a large number of them have proceeds from Kentucky Lottery sales to help pave the way.
Lottery proceeds provide every dime of the KEES scholarship ever awarded, many of which will be used at college campuses this semester. In addition, Lottery proceeds fund the need-based College Access Program and Kentucky Tuition Grants programs.
All told, $3.4 billion in Kentucky Lottery proceeds have been used for the college scholarship and gran ...
Aug 18, 2019, 10:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Undercover Kentucky Lottery investigation snares three store employees trying to steal prizes
An undercover operation conducted by the Kentucky Lottery has nabbed three store clerks trying to steal winning tickets.
A grand jury in Louisville has handed down indictments against three individuals charged with influencing the winning of a lottery prize through coercion, fraud, deception or tampering with lottery equipment or materials, and a separate charge of providing false information to a lottery investigator. The first charge is a class B felony carrying a possible sentence between ...
Feb 28, 2019, 3:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery celebrates 30 years with new logo
With the Kentucky Lottery's 30th anniversary occurring in 2019, a new logo that better represents its roots in the Bluegrass State has been unveiled.
The lottery is a different organization than we were ten years ago when the last logo was rolled out, and I felt it was time for a redo, said Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. He said players and the public should see a gradual rollout of the logo over the course of the next year.
The new art, developed by Louisville advertising ag ...
Jan 9, 2019, 2:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature
Keno is Kentucky's 2nd-most popular draw game
Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available.
Players can choose to add the Bulls-Eye to their base Keno wager for a chance to win additional prizes. Adding Bulls-Eye will double the cost of the base Keno wager. For example, if a player wagers $5 on their base Keno game, adding Bulls-Eye will cost an additional $5.
During every drawing, a Bulls-Eye ...
Dec 18, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery reports highest monthly sales in state history
The near-world record Mega Millions jackpot run in tandem with a Powerball jackpot run that rose to more than $680 million led to the most successful sales month in the nearly 30-year history of the Kentucky Lottery.
Overall sales for the month were $115.5 million, which is $33.2 million (or 40.3%) more than budgeted. This shatters the previous record sales month from January 2016, when a world-record Powerball jackpot of $1.6 billion led to sales of $105.1 million.
This in turn led to $34 ...
Nov 12, 2018, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options
5 Card Cash game also gets enhancements
By Todd Northrop
Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
Last week, starting on July 29, the Kentucky Lottery added a new feature for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn.
1-Off is a new wager type for Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-Off feature at the time of ...
Aug 6, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Bob Newhart brings back Papa Elf in new Kentucky Lottery holiday commercial
Includes video report
You may do a double take when you see the latest commercial from the Kentucky Lottery.
Yup. Legendary actor Bob Newhart dusted off his Papa Elf costume from his turn in the Christmas blockbuster movie Elf to work with the Kentucky Lottery promoting its Holiday Gift Series Scratch-Off campaign.
The 88-year-old actor's popularity spans multiple generations thanks to his television work on Newhart and The Bob Newhart Show, which aired in the 1970s and '80s. He was int ...
Nov 29, 2017, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum