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
Clerk's lottery ticket error wins woman $1 million
Pamela Ivey won $1 million in the Mega Millions multi-state lottery after a store clerk accidentally added the game's multiplier feature to her ticket, which quadruples the amount the player can win.
Ivey, who bought the ticket in Georgetown, Ky., didn't ask for the Megaplier, which doubled the price of her ticket from $5 to $10, but she took it anyway.
I glanced at her name tag and it said Susan and I thought, 'Oh Susan, don't do that to me,' Ivey said.
The usual winnings for the seco ...
Jan 13, 2011, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery error prompts payout on two sets of winning numbers
By Todd Northrop
An incorrect number reported by the Virginia Lottery for Wednesday night's Win For Life drawing has prompted the participating states of Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia to payout on two sets of winning numbers.
Win For Life is a multi-state lottery game played in Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 42, and can win one of eight different prizes, ranging from $2 to the Grand prize of $1,000 a week for life.
The third number drawn for the ...
Jan 6, 2011, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky lottery winner wastes no time claiming jackpot
Won $19.12 million from Saturday night's Powerball drawing
Knott County native and Louisville resident Muncie Meade is Kentucky's newest multimillionaire. The 24-year-old lawn service owner today presented a $19.12 million winning Powerball ticket at Kentucky Lottery headquarters.
Meade has been lucky at lottery play recently, and another smaller win led to this major jackpot. I bought a $10 scratch-off ticket last week and won $250, he said. I took my winnings and bought a $5 Powerball qu ...
Dec 14, 2010, 9:17 am - Lottery News forum
Most Kentucky Lottery players don't know where the money goes
Kentucky is only state with odd law that prohibits advertising where funds go
Since its inception, the Kentucky Lottery has taken in $12.5 billion. A recent study said most people in the commonwealth have no idea where that money goes.
A local TV station has been investigating how much of that Powerball cash actually goes to Kentucky.
Kentucky Lottery officials believe they could be taking in more money if Kentuckians were better informed about lottery proceeds, but state law is prevent ...
Oct 29, 2010, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky woman wins 'miracle lottery prize' after home destroyed
By Todd Northrop
A Kentucky woman facing disaster has been literally lifted from the ashes by a miracle $80,000 lottery win.
Sandra Ramirez, 44, of Cadiz, Kentucky, was devastated last month when her home was destroyed by fire. She was at work on Sept. 20th when she received a call that her house was on fire. When she arrived home there was nothing left.
Then, on Thursday morning, Oct. 7, she received a miracle phone call from Kentucky Lottery officials: Ramirez had won $80,000 in the K ...
Oct 11, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum