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
Kentucky Lottery hires new CEO
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. board voted Tuesday to approve Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment of Tom Delacenserie as the new president and CEO of the state's lottery.
He has been CEO and secretary of the Florida Lottery since November 2015 and fills a post that has been vacant for nearly a year following the retirement and subsequent unexpected death of longtime Kentucky Lottery CEO Arch Gleason.
Delacenserie is 68 years old and will start work in Kentucky on June 5. He was raised in the Green B ...
May 23, 2017, 3:02 pm - Lottery News forum
18-year-old wins $1M Powerball prize
An 18-year-old Kentucky woman has won $1 million from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
Tanya Herrera, 18, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, won by matching the five white-ball winning numbers on her ticket but not the Powerball.
The computer-generated quick pick ticket chose 22 as her Powerball number, but 10 is what was drawn for the $206 million jackpot.
Herrera, who was in Somerset visiting her father, says she doesn't have much experience playing the lottery.
After checking the wi ...
Feb 4, 2017, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
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