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Kansas Lottery
Address: 128 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Internet: www.kslottery.com
E-mail Address: N/A
Phone: (785) 296-5700
Fax: (785) 296-5712
Population: 2,818,747
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.
Lottery Director: Terry Presta
Year Lottery Founded: 1987
Sales FY 2015: $250,025,840
Sales Per Capita: $87.91
Number of Employees: 77
Number of Retailers: 1,900
On-line Vendor: Gtech
On-line Vendor Contract. GTECH - Commences 2008 for reported seven-to-10 year contract.
Number of Terminals: 1,809
Instant Ticket Vendor: Pollard (Primary)
Creative Games
Instant Ticket Vendor Contract: GTECH - Secondary five-year contract, expiring in August 2013.
ITVMs: Interlott & American Games
Advertising: Barkley, Evergreen, and Partners.
Number of ITVMs: N/A
Games Offered: Instants, Pull tab, Powerball, Hot Lotto sizzler, 2by2, Super Kansas Cash, Pick 3, Kansas Holdem, Keno, Holiday Millionair Raffle, Mega Millions.
Jurisdiction: State of Kansas
Beneficiaries: A minimum of $4.5 Million per month,with a minimum of $62.7 Million (FY 04) per year is transferred to the State Gaming Revenues Fund where the money is statutorily appropriated.
All Proceeds from the Sunflower Salute Instant Game are transferred to the State Veterans programs and National Guard Scholorships.


Background Information

 

In November 1986, 64 percent of Kansas voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing a state lottery. The Kansas Lottery Act was passed the following spring and signed into law in May 1987. Six months later, on November 12, the Kansas Lottery began ticket sales with the scratch game Up and Away. Sales during the first week were $7 million.
The first draw game was Lotto*America, which began in February 1988; it was followed by Cash Lotto in June. The Lottery was successful enough in its early months to repay its $2.8 million startup loan to the state in June 1988, one year before it was due.
Today, the Kansas Lottery offers a variety of scratch tickets and pulltabs, along with the draw games Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Super Kansas Cash, 2by2 and Pick 3, and the monitor draw games Keno and Kansas Hold’Em. The latter debuted in 2006 as the first lottery draw game in the world modeled after Texas Hold’Em poker.
Kansas also pioneered eScratch, the first interactive Internet lottery game of its kind, which ran from May 2004 until December 2007.
The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce the maximum amount of revenue possible for the State of Kansas while insuring the integrity of all games. That mission took on even greater importance when the Lottery was tasked with running casinos in the state, which were legalized in 2007 in the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act, which also extended the Lottery until 2022. The Lottery now oversees gaming at three casinos; the first opened in late 2009.
Lottery proceeds, which include gaming revenues, are transferred to the State Gaming Revenues Fund. Of the first $50 million in annual revenues, $80,000 is deducted for the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund; the balance is allocated as follows:

  • The Economic Development Initiatives Fund receives 85%;
  • The Correctional Institutions Building Fund receives 10%;
  • The Juvenile Detention Facilities Fund receives 5%.

Any revenues in excess of $50 million are transferred to the state’s General Fund.
As a result of 2003 legislation, the Kansas Lottery also offers speciallydesignated games that benefit veterans programs that help provide basic things for Kansas’ military veterans.


News Archive For CY 2016
November 15, 2016 Pollard Banknote Awarded Contract as Instant Game Supplier to the Kansas Lottery
November 14, 2016 Kansas Lottery Launch New Draw Game; Ticket Giveaways at Three Locations
July 14, 2016 Kansas Lottery Sets New Records!
June 22, 2016 Kansas Lottery Makes Record $78.2 Million Transfer in FY 2016
May 27, 2016 Kansas Lottery Supports State Fair with New $1 Instant Ticket
May 26, 2016 Support Military Veterans with Purchase of Veterans Instant Tickets
February 15, 2016 Kansas Lottery Sets New Record for Monthly Transfer to the State
February 1, 2016 Kansas Lottery Bill Gets Hearing
January 8, 2016 Pick 3 – Play Twice a Day Starting February 7


News Archive For CY 2015
September 23, 2015 Scratch and Win a Zombie Adventure Motoped® Instantly!
August 28, 2015 New $1 Veterans Ticket Supports State Veterans Programs
August 27, 2015 New $1 Veterans Ticket Supports State Veterans Programs
July 16, 2015 Kansas Lottery Sets New Records!
June 19, 2015 Kansas Lottery Makes Record Transfer to the State!
December 25, 2014 Kansas Lottery sold out of Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets


News Archive For CY2014
Sept 5, 2014 Kansas Lottery Launches New "Frogger" Game
September 2, 2014 Sales for Holiday Millionaire Raffle Start September 5
July 17. 2014 Kansas Lottery Sets New Record for Veterans Games in FY14; Gov. Brownback and Beneficiaries Attend Check Presentations
April 28, 2014 State of Kansas RFP, EVT0003138, Sales Force Automation, Mobility, and Management System Software and Related Services for the Kansas Lottery
April 3, 2014 Kansas Lottery Launches Major League Soccer Scratcher
March 28, 2014 Kansas Lottery Select the New SSI GEN2 as Their On-Counter Dispenser of Choice
March 12, 2014 State Constitutional Change to Permit Charitable Raffles
February 12, 2014 Kansas Lottery Names New CEO


News Archive For CY2013
November 27, 2013 Terry Presta Named To Lead Kansas Lottery
November 26, 2013 Kansas Lottery to Restructure
November 22, 2013 Kansas Lottery Director to Share His Talent with Other Ventures
October 16, 2013 GTECH Signs Contract Extensions with The Kansas, Oregon, And Wisconsin Lotteries For Instant-Ticket Printing Services
October 9, 2013 Zombie-Inspired Scratch Game Comes to Kansas
October 2, 2013 Kansas Lottery Supports Veterans with Veterans Scratch Games
July 8, 2013 Appointment to Kansas Lottery Commission
June 24, 2013 Kansas Lottery Makes Record Transfer to State
June 7, 2013 Kansas Governor's Chief Spokeswoman Appointed to Lottery Job
March 26, 2013 Hot Lotto Game is Changing May 12
January 15, 2013 Kansas Lottery Reports Record Ticket Sales in 2012

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