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Kansas Lottery
Address: 128 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66603
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 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
$184.8 Million
$190.0 Million
$202.9 Million
$224.20 Million
$205.72 Million
$236.38 Million
$240.88 Million
$236.70 Million
$230.50 Million
$242.70 Million
$243.70 Million
$252.80 Million
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.


Lottery Financials

Download The 2009 Annual Report from The Kansas Lottery

News 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 2014
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 2013
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

News 2012
December 14, 2012 Kansas Governor Appoints New Lottery Director
December 4, 2012 Kansas Lottery Holiday Millionaire Raffle Nearly Sold Out
November 14, 2012 Lottery Director Steps Down
November 14, 2012 Kansas Lottery Approves Merger of Gaming Companies
November 14, 2012 Lottery Commission Approves Proposal by the Multi-State Lottery Association to Acquire Some Patent Protection and Intellectual Rights
November 12, 2012 Kansas Lottery Turning 25 Years Old; Public Invited to November 13 Birthday Party
October 18, 2012 Local Casino Revenue Down Slightly For September
October 15, 2012 GOP Senators Question Whether Money Raised from Gambling Revenues is Being Used as it was Intended by the Legislature
August 11, 2012 Kansas Gaming Official Says Charitable Poker Runs, Poker Tournaments Illegal
July 18, 2012 Kansas Lottery Celebrates Silver Anniversary with Record Sales Year
June 12, 2012 Kansas Star Casino Nets $15.1 Million In May
June 5, 2012 Design The Next Kansas Lottery T-Shirt
May 2, 2012 New Lottery State Parks Game Features Artwork by Louis Copt
February 28, 2012 Governor Names Edwin Van Petten Executive Director of Minnesota Lottery
February 15, 2012 Kansas Business Recognized For Keno Sales
January 31, 2012 Senate Committee To Consider Bills On Slots At Tracks, Smoking At Casinos
January 9, 2012 Kansas Lottery Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Game Book

News 2011
December 20, 2011 Kansas Democrats Unveil Bill Package to Modify Gambling Laws
November 10, 2011 Kansas Lottery Encourages Play on Veterans Lottery Games
October 26, 2011 Millionaire Raffle Tickets Going Fast
October 8, 2011 Lottery Director Looks to Legislature for an Increase in Marketing Budget
October 14, 2011 State’s Lottery Sales Decline Blamed on Economy and Smoking Ban
September 11, 2011 Gaming Is The Ticket - The Lottery Is About ‘The Dream’
August 12, 2011 Lottery Communications Director Switches Agencies
August 3, 2011 Appointments To Kansas Lottery Commission
July 13, 2011 Kansas Lottery Income Streams Will Change, Chief Says
June 15, 2011 Kansas Gaming Revenues Down by 1.5 Percent In 2011
June 10, 2011 Regulatory Board is Investigating Employees of a State-Owned Casino
May 2, 2011 Kansas House Rejects Casino Challenge
April 28, 2011 Kansas Governor Names New Executive Director of the State Racing and Gaming Commission
April 28, 2011 Kansas Governor Names New Lottery Executive Director
April 11, 2011 State Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Targeting Gambling Devices
April 8, 2011 State Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Gambling Law
April 5, 2011 Governor Appoints Hesston Business Owner to Lottery Commission
March 28, 2011 House Won't Debate Casino Bill
March 20, 2011 Senate Approves Appointment of Lottery Commission Member
March 14, 2011 Call For Attorney General to Launch Gaming Inquiry
March 8, 2011 Legion Post Hopes To Add Keno to Boost Business
March 7, 2011 Bill Would Make Smoking OK in Bars Selling Lottery Tickets
February 16, 2011 Lottery Officials Placing Emphasis on Internal and External Security to Establish Player Trust
January 25, 2011 Lottery Celebrates 150th Birthday of Kansas
January 7, 2011 Truck & Bucks - Win a 2011 GMC Canyon ZQ8 Crew Cab Truck!


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