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Tennessee lottery puts dent in Southern Kentucky sales
Lotto Land is located along Interstate 65 in Southern Kentucky, well positioned to win the business of Tennesseans who long lacked their own state lottery.But Lotto Land, in Franklin, and other Kentucky Lottery retailers along the border have seen a slowdown in sales since Tennessee's lottery started Jan. 20 with four scratch-off games.Lottery sales in seven border counties fell by 12 percent in the Tennessee lottery's first five weeks, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corp. The dropoff is expe ...
Apr 6, 2004, 4:12 am - Lottery News forum

Two former workers win suit against Kentucky lottery
A Jefferson Circuit Court jury has awarded $2.8 million to two former Kentucky Lottery employees who claimed they endured racial discrimination on the job.Penny Diamond, the plaintiffs' attorney, said Ursella Riles and James Maddox claimed they were excluded from meetings and subjected to racial harassment while working in the lottery's marketing department.The jury returned the verdict Monday night after a two-week trial.Maddox was awarded $1.5million and Riles $1.3million.In a statement, the K ...
Feb 18, 2004, 5:21 am - Lottery News forum

New Tennessee Lottery hasn't hurt Kentucky ticket sales yet
The new Tennessee Lottery, for now, doesn't seem to be hurting the games in surrounding states.Kentucky and at least two other states are reporting increases in lottery sales over the period last year despite increased border competition.That may change, however, once Tennessee starts selling Powerball tickets later this year.Lotteries in Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia all have experienced higher ticket sales since Tennessee launched its lottery Jan. 20 with four scratch-off games.Although Kentu ...
Feb 17, 2004, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery has record sales over six months
Tennessee start-up clouds forecast for full fiscal yearTwo large Powerball jackpots and some high-priced scratch-off games helped the Kentucky Lottery post record sales for the first half of the fiscal year.But a possible dip in sales because of a new lottery in Tennessee makes a full fiscal-year forecast difficult, lottery officials said.Through Dec. 31, the lottery board paid the state about $90.million in dividends, compared with about $85.million for the first six months of fiscal 2002-03.Th ...
Feb 3, 2004, 5:26 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery Officials Prepare For Loss Of Tennessee Customers
While Tennesseans prepare to win jackpots in their own state for the first time, Kentucky Lottery officials are fretting over the potential lost revenue.Tennessee will launch its first lottery game Tuesday -- scratch-off tickets.Online games are expected to begin by March, and Tennessee likely will join a multistate game like Mega Millions or Powerball by summer.Kentucky Lottery president and chief executive Arch Gleason estimates the state will lose 48.4 million dollars in sales in the 2004-20 ...
Jan 19, 2004, 7:15 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery Drops Keno Plan
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has shelved its plan to start fast-paced keno gambling after the game was criticized by Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher, lottery President Arch Gleason said yesterday.Gleason told legislators that he and lottery board Chairman Bill Covington agreed that implementing the game wasn't feasible after Fletcher issued a strongly worded statement on Friday opposing its introduction. It's pretty clear to me there's not the public policy support for us doing the game, Gleason told r ...
Nov 25, 2003, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum

Reaction to keno vote is mixed
The Kentucky Lottery Commission authorized the creation of a new keno game Friday to shore up a cash-strapped state scholarship program despite opposition to the move by state political leaders.Lottery board Chairman Bill Covington said that the decision to add keno, while difficult, will prove correct in the long term.History will say that we have done the right thing, Covington said after the board approved the new game by a 6-1 vote. We have done what we think is best for the state of Kentuck ...
Nov 17, 2003, 4:40 am - Lottery News forum

Patton proposes Keno to raise funds for scholarships
Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton has urged the state lottery to launch a Keno game to raise more money for college scholarships, and lottery officials will discuss the proposal tomorrow.Patton made the suggestion in a Tuesday letter that was released by his office yesterday. The letter went to Bill Covington, the board chairman at the Kentucky Lottery Corp.Patton noted in the letter that a recent legislative study found that lottery revenue in coming years won't be enough to fully fund the state's meri ...
Nov 13, 2003, 5:07 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery losers sue for change
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has been hit with another lawsuit challenging its Extra Cash game and its advertising.Keith B. Hunter, former general counsel for the lottery, said he filed the suit last week after seeing a news report about another one filed early this year.Both his lawsuit and the one filed earlier by Ronald Hub, of Stanton, take issue with the wording in a lottery brochure, which was changed after Hub filed his lawsuit. The original brochure said the single-digit numbers on the tic ...
Oct 13, 2003, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum

Record Kentucky lottery sales
The Kentucky Lottery has never been bigger... or more profitable.More local retailers are using it to supplement their profits. More players are chasing the dreams of a millionaire's jackpot. And state government is putting record profits to use funding more and more educational grants and scholarships.But competition on the horizon could halt the growth of the 14-year-old venture.The figures for fiscal year 2003 released by the Kentucky Lottery Corp. earlier this month tell the story of the rec ...
Oct 10, 2003, 5:17 am - Lottery News forum