Kentucky Lottery earns first Responsible Gaming Certfication
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has been awarded Level 2 Certification of the World Lottery Association's (WLA's) Responsible Gaming Framework. The Kentucky Lottery is the first United States lottery to achieve this level of certification for its responsible play programs.
To receive this certification, WLA members must adopt the organization's responsible gaming principles. The principles helps lotteries assess their responsible gaming programs and to keep them on a course of continuous imp ...
Mar 9, 2010, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum
The Christmas Eve lottery miracle
Kentucky couple claims state-record $128.6 million jackpot
A central Kentucky autoworker is lucky he held on to the $128 million Powerball ticket he bought on Christmas Eve during some last-minute shopping after all, it was printed by mistake.
Lottery officials said Rob Anderson and his wife, Tuesday, were winners of the largest jackpot in the state's history.
On Wednesday the couple was introduced at the state lottery headquarters in Louisville. The Andersons said they didn't initially ...
Jan 6, 2010, 6:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Store that sold $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket identified
Kentucky lottery officials have identified the store that sold the state's largest Powerball jackpot winning ticket over the weekend, but no one has claimed the prize as of Monday morning.
ProTravel Marathon, located at 102 Success Drive in Georgetown, sold the only winning jackpot ticket for Saturday's drawing, Kentucky's first since December 2007, when a Bullitt County man claimed a $33.6 million prize.
It feels great, Marathon store owner Jack Zakir said. He said he probably sold the t ...
Dec 28, 2009, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
$128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Kentucky
Anyone who bought a Powerball ticket in Kentucky is going to want to double-check it.
Kentucky lottery officials say there was a single $128.6 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Georgetown, 65 miles east of Louisville, making it the largest jackpot won in the history of the Kentucky lottery.
The Powerball drawing was Saturday night. The winning numbers were 32, 36, 37, 41, and 53, with a Powerball of 30.
Kentucky Lottery spokesman Chip Polston said Sunday the retailer where the wi ...
Dec 28, 2009, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery approves adding Mega Millions
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors has approved a cross-selling agreement allowing sales of the Mega Millions multi-state jackpot game in the Commonwealth.
Tentatively set to go on sale in Kentucky at the end of January 2010, lottery players will have both Mega Millions and Powerball available as multi-state multi-million dollar games.
Drawings for Mega Millions are held Tuesday and Friday nights, while Powerball drawings will continue to be held Wednesday and Saturday n ...
Dec 7, 2009, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
First Kentucky Lottery drawing machine donated to historical society
The Kentucky Historical Society has taken posession from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation of a unique piece of state history the machine used to conduct the first legal lottery drawing of the 20th century in the Commonwealth.
The Beitel Criterion machine, widely seen on televised drawings, was used for Lotto Kentucky (the first numbers game offered in the state) and Cash 5 drawings from 1989 through 1993. During that time more than $350 million in prizes were awarded through drawings using th ...
Nov 24, 2009, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery draws airing on new TV stations
The TV stations which air the nightly Kentucky Lottery drawing program in the state's three largest media markets has changed, effective today.
In Louisville, the drawing program will move to WBKI/The CW Louisville. Lexington viewers will now be able to watch the drawings on the CWKYT. Players in Northern Kentucky will see the drawing show on WKRP-TV.
Affiliates will remain the same in Bowling Green (WBKO) and Paducah (WDKA). A new affiliate has been added in Evansville (WAZE), while the s ...
Oct 1, 2009, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum
TV station investigates repeating Kentucky Lottery scratch winners
Is it luck or something else?
The Kentucky lottery sells hundreds of millions of dollars in scratch off lottery tickets each year. While it's difficult to hit the big one, people beat the odds time and time again.
WHAS11's investigative reporter Adam Walser traveled the state, trying to discover how some people repeatedly get so lucky.
For thousands of Kentucky residents, playing the lottery is favorite pastime.
Sometimes players win big, but usually, the outcome is not so lucky.
Jul 29, 2009, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum
Forgotten lottery ticket worth $250,000
A lottery ticket tucked away in a wallet for months turned out to be a winner, worth $250,000.
Michael Johnson, of Lexington, Ky., bought the Mega Millions ticket during a business trip to metro Atlanta back in February.
He slipped the lottery ticket into his wallet and forgot about it.
Last week he found the three-month old ticket, checked the numbers, and found out he was holding a winning ticket.
He matched all five numbers in the drawing, but not the mega ball.
I didn't screa ...
Jun 8, 2009, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky blocked from seizing gambling domain names
Kentucky may not seize 141 online casinos' Internet domain names in an attempt to block them from operating within the state's borders, a three-judge appeals panel ruled.
In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals panel said an Internet domain name is not a gambling device. That left the Franklin County Circuit Court without jurisdiction in the matter.
It stretches credulity to conclude that a series of numbers, or Internet address, can be said to constitute a 'machine or any ...
Jan 21, 2009, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum