Grandma's lottery ticket detour pays off
Seventy-three-year-old grandmother Margie Coy had plans to visit her grandson Terry Coy II in Greensburg, Ind., last weekend when her boyfriend decided to take a detour into Kentucky.
I asked him where we were going and he said he wanted to buy some Win For Life tickets in Kentucky, said Coy, who lives in the little town of Windfall near Kokomo in northern Indiana. I pretty much go along with anything he wants to do.
They motored over the I-275 bridge near Lawrenceburg and followed the ...
Mar 29, 2007, 12:21 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery's raffle game results drawn
The Kentucky Lottery selected the winning numbers Monday for its special Million Dollar Draw raffle-style game.
500,000 tickets costing $10 each were sold for the raffle. The event will produce 2 prizes worth $1 million, 2 prizes worth $50,000, 30 prizes worth $10,000, and 700 prizes worth $500.
The full list of winning numbers can be found on the Million Dollar Draw results page:
Mar 19, 2007, 6:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Drawing date set for Kentucky Lottery's Million Dollar Draw
Best chance ever of hitting the Kentucky Lottery for a millions bucks is nearly sold out
A pair of new millionaires will be created on the morning of March 19th, when the Kentucky Lottery will hold the Million Dollar Draw.
Tickets for the raffle-style game went on sale January 1st, and there are less than 19,000 tickets remaining. A maximum of 500,000 tickets will be sold for the Million Dollar Draw once ticket number 500,000 is sold, the game ends and players will wait until the 19th ...
Mar 5, 2007, 4:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Lottery sell-off advances in state Senate
Correction: This story originally identified Kentucky as the state selling off its lottery. We apologize for the error.
A Senate committee approved legislation yesterday to privatize the Hoosier Lottery after university officials said they needed the money it would generate to attract top researchers and boost life sciences.
We believe this bill is a difference maker, said Purdue University President Martin Jischke.
Senate Bill 577 passed 7-5 largely along party lines, with Republi ...
Feb 21, 2007, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery raffle tickets now on sale
Sales of Kentucky Lottery Corp.'s new game called Million Dollar Draw, for which only 500,000 tickers will be sold at $10 each, went on sale yesterday.
Once all of the tickets, which each contain a unique six-digit number, have been sold, the Kentucky Lottery will publicly announce the date and time of the drawing, according to lottery officials.
Players may not choose their own numbers.
A random number generator will select 734 winning numbers. Computerized drawings have been the su ...
Jan 2, 2007, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Convenience Store Employee Accused Of Altering Lottery Tickets
A northern Kentucky woman has been indicted for allegedly altering lottery tickets.
Catlettsburg convenience store employee Barbara Steele of Ashland was indicted by a Boyd County grand jury last week. Steele, 26, faces one count of lottery fraud, a crime punishable by five to 10 years in prison.
The indictment accuses Steele of altering stolen state lottery tickets at the Fast Lane store in Catlettsburg with the intent to defraud. Commonwealths Attorney J. Stewart Schneider says Steele ...
Sep 12, 2006, 7:04 am - Lottery News forum
Fort Knox soldier almost trashed winning lottery ticket
A soldier stationed at Fort Knox apparently made the right decision when he sifted through his trash to check if his lottery tickets were worth anything.
Kentucky Lottery officials said the soldier, who they said didn't want to be identified, had cleaned out his car and tossed a winning ticket worth $800,000.
But he had second thoughts and decided to go through the trash, find the tickets and check them out.
He said something just told him to check the tickets, and he did, said Chip P ...
Sep 8, 2006, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out
The number sequence 6-6-6 is seldom associated with luck, but Kentucky lottery players appear optimistic.
Thousands of hopeful players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. The 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 6-6-0-6 as many as 800 can be sold for both the midday and evening dra ...
Jun 6, 2006, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery expects record sales, dividend this year
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has forecast record ticket sales and a record dividend to the state for the fiscal year ending June 30.
The primary reason for the improvement is heavy sales when the Powerball jackpot climbed to $340 million in October and $365 million in February, said Arch Gleason, lottery chief executive officer.
The agency has estimated that 2005-06 statewide sales of lottery tickets will reach $743.7 million, a figure that would break the previous high of $725.3 million in ...
Jun 5, 2006, 7:02 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery hits record sales in third quarter
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. earned net income of $56.2 million on a record $198.5 million in sales during its third quarter of fiscal 2006.
Sales were driven by a record-breaking $365 million Powerball jackpot in February, according to a news release.
The previous record sales quarter was the second quarter of 2004, when net income was $52.6 million on sales of $197 million.
Year-to-date net income is $158.7 million, or $37.9 million more than the same period last year. Sales are $564. ...
Apr 25, 2006, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum