Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits
The Kentucky Lottery brought in record revenues despite a souring economy, an audit released Wednesday showed.
The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million up about 4.6 percent from the previous year but its profits were down about 2.7 percent.
That's because the lottery increased its prize payouts to players and paid higher retailer commissions. But the amount of money the lottery paid to state scholarship programs, including the Kentucky Educational ...
Nov 28, 2008, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky man thought he won lottery jackpot
Misreads symbols on scratch game card
Stephen McGuire took a chance on his luck with big hopes and dreams.
I was dreaming of getting out of debt being able to financially able to do more things with my family, he says.
A dream McGuire thought became reality after finding this dollar sign in Lucky Loot part of the 100,000 dollar players club game.
I scratched it off. I went through see I won ten dollars, scratched the last one off, I thought I won 100,000 dollars. My wife, thoug ...
Apr 30, 2008, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
'Infrequent buyer' claims $34M Powerball lottery jackpot
Winner described as 'down-to-earth'
The winner of Wednesday's $33.6 million Powerball jackpot was Linville Lee Huff of Bullitt County.
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. released the winner's name, but nothing else, yesterday in response to an open-records request filed by The Courier-Journal.
Efforts to reach Huff were not successful.
Reached by phone yesterday at his home in Louisville, Linville Lee Huff Jr. confirmed that his father had the winning ticket.
He said his father, who is ...
Dec 16, 2007, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Office lottery pool wins $61.5M Powerball jackpot
After a decade of pitching in a dollar a week, a Powerball office pool paid off in a huge way yesterday for 22 Kentuckians.
The group of current and former employees of a Bardstown business claimed the $61.5 million Powerball jackpot yesterday afternoon after making their way to Louisville in a white SUV limousine.
When a lady at the lottery claim window asked Jane Shelver if she could help her with something, Shelver's response came quickly and enthusiastically.
You certainly can, S ...
Sep 28, 2007, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner goes from rags to riches to rags
For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride
In the fall of 2006, David Lee Edwards and his wife, Shawna, decorated their front door for Halloween. But if trick-or-treaters made it to the couple's home, a storage unit in Riviera Beach, no plastic ghost was as scary as what they'd have found inside: two pale, withered junkies from Kentucky living amid dirty clothes, rotting food, and their own filth.
And these were lottery winners.
Today, with David on what could be ...
Aug 22, 2007, 9:57 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle results
The Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game, Lucky 7's, was drawn last night, awarding over a million dollars in prizes.
The winning numbers can be found here:
Millionaire Raffle is a raffle game offered by the Kentucky Lottery, with a limited number of $5 tickets.
With only 500,000 tickets sold for the raffle, Millionaire Raffle offers the best odds to win $500,000 of any Kentucky Lottery game.
There is one drawing ...
Aug 14, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery has record revenues
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. had a record $744 million in revenues, or total ticket sales, in the fiscal year ending June 30, according to year-end figures.
The brisk sale of tickets for interactive, scratch-off games offset a decline in tickets sold for online, or computerized, games, including Powerball, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
Those sales suffered, in part, because there was only one large Powerball jackpot, which was hit at $254 million last January. Some tickets for the interactive games se ...
Jul 30, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery raffle drawing date set
The Kentucky Lottery raffle game named after the date it was to be drawn on is now set to take place about a month later.
Several state lotteries in the United States used the perceived lucky digits in the date 7/7/07 to hold special drawings and promotions on that day. The Kentucky Lottery promoted a special raffle drawing created for the date, calling the game Lucky 7's .
As the date approached, it became apparent that ticket sales for the raffle were not high enough to support the d ...
Jul 13, 2007, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle draw delayed
The drawing date for the Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game is being postponed due to slower than expected ticket sales.
Dubbed the Lucky 7's Raffle, the winning numbers were set to be drawn and then announced on July 7th (7-7-07).
As of July 1st, there were still 305,730 of the game's 500,000 tickets remaining. With only 39% of the overall tickets sold, Kentucky Lottery officials decided to push back the draw date to allow players more time to purchase tickets.
There were seve ...
Jul 3, 2007, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery's new '3 Line Lotto' starts next Monday
Starting next week, the Kentucky Lottery will offer its latest game, 3 Line Lotto, which takes the place of the old Tic Tac Cash game.
Tickets for the new game will cost $2 each and go on sale across the state next Sunday, April 15, for the first drawing on Tuesday, April 17. Drawings will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 pm (Eastern Time)/9 pm (Central Time). The Kentucky Lottery broadcasts the results on local television stations approximately one hour later.
With each ticket, pla ...
Apr 9, 2007, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum