Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets
Democratic House leaders want to add a 6 percent sales tax to Kentucky Lottery purchases and expand the selection of lottery games as a way to increase funding for the state's ailing pension system.
House State Government Chairman Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, said adding a 6 percent sales tax on lottery games could generate about $49 million a year for the state. Adding additional games to the lottery could generate an additional $70 million to $90 million, he said.
Combined, Yonts predicted ...
Feb 22, 2013, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery adds new rewards program
The Kentucky Lottery has launched the new Fun Club Rewards program, a multi-part initiative which rewards players with points for eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased while making them automatically entered into drawings to win large cash prizes.
The key to the program is the ability for players to accumulate points based on eligible non-winning scratch-off tickets purchased. The value of the points vary among tickets, said the Kentucky Lottery's Sr. VP of Marketing Steve Casebe ...
Jan 8, 2013, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings still available In Kentucky on cable and satellite TV
Includes video report
The Kentucky Lottery has announced a major shift in its nightly televised drawing show. Starting September 16, the nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations. Instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery's website (kylottery.com).
There will however still be a cable and satellite outlet for the Mega Millions and Powerball d ...
Sep 4, 2012, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Focus group member is first winner of new Kentucky Lottery game
Big win comes less than one week after game's launch
When Louisville resident Steven McIntyre received a coupon in the mail last week from the Kentucky Lottery, he admits he never could have anticipated being at lottery headquarters days later holding a four-foot-long check for $100,000.
But that was the scene Monday morning as McIntyre became the first top prize winner in the new 5 Card Cash game. He matched all five card symbols from Saturday night's drawing to win the $100,000 top prize ...
Feb 21, 2012, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Pick 4 lottery players beat the house
Quad-zeros pay off big bucks for Pick 4 players
The Kentucky Lottery may have hit a streak of bad luck in November, which means good luck for lottery players in the state.
Kentucky Lottery chief financial officer Howard Kline said the payoff to Pick 4 players in November turned out to be far more than was taken in on the game.
Greg Harkenrider, one of the state's top budget experts, said Wednesday that revenue from the popular Pick 4 game plummeted in November because more people than e ...
Dec 22, 2011, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky store clerk wins $200,000 from duplicate lottery ticket
Someone out there has the other ticket worth $200,000
David Lee Franey owns four Franey's Food Mart locations in Owensboro. From time to time, one of his clerks will misprint a Kentucky Lottery ticket. Instead of going through the hassle of filing paperwork for a $1 ticket, I just always tell my clerks to tape them on the side of the terminal and I'll eat the cost myself, Franey said.
Little did he know yesterday that a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket had been taped to the side of the te ...
Dec 16, 2011, 4:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery installing self-service machines
State prepares for upcoming Powerball changes
A one-dollar Powerball ticket will soon be a thing of the past. Changes are coming to the Kentucky Lottery.
After the first of the year a Powerball ticket will cost $2 instead of $1. There are some changes coming to the Powerball game in January, says lottery spokesman Chip Polston, where Powerball is going to become a $2 game that we really hope is going to spur those larger jackpots that players really like to play.
That is just one of th ...
Oct 21, 2011, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky store clerks indicted for lottery fraud
Perps exposed by security integrity testing program
A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, has handed down indictments against four individuals charged with state lottery fraud. One of the four is also charged with providing false information to state lottery investigators.
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation's (KLC's) security department launched an Integrity Testing Program in March of this year. The program's goal was to determine if store clerks were following procedures for cashing winnin ...
Jul 1, 2011, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery launches 50/50 raffle Friday
State's first raffle in 4 years
Lottery Post Exclusive
by Todd Northrop
On Friday, the Kentucky Lottery kicks off sales for its newest game, 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle.
Tickets for the new raffle game will only be available for a period of less than four weeks, and on June 10, one lucky winner is going to win half the proceeds.
Unlike a traditional raffle, the 50/50 game does not impose a limit on the number of tickets sold; rather, the more tickets that are sold, the better, beca ...
May 12, 2011, 5:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery retailers get technology upgrade
Lottery cites extra player security as benefit
New terminals will soon be in place at all Kentucky lottery retailers which will provide smoother and safer transactions for players.
The new equipment began rolling out in October of last year, and crews across the state have nearly completed converting more than 2800 retailers to the upgraded technology. The new devices include touch-screen terminals connected via satellite to the lottery's Louisville headquarters.
Two components of the n ...
Jan 20, 2011, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum