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Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Address: 1011 WEST MAIN STREET
E-mail Address:
Phone: (502) 560-1500
Fax: (502) 560-1532
Population: 4,314,113
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Acting Director / CEO: Tom Delacenserie
Year Lottery Founded: 1989
Gross Sales FY 2014:
Gross Sales FY 2015:
ross Sales FY 2016:
$858.8 Million
$899.1 Million
Sales Per Capita: $177.19
Number of Employees: 156
Number of Points of Sale: 3,136
On-line Vendor: Gtech
Commence 2010 initial seven years of the contract. To also provide 600 combined scratch-off and online vending machines
Number of Terminals: 2,775
Secoundary Scratch Off Contract: GTECH Printing Corporation
Instant Ticket Vendor: Sci Games
Contract for Five or Seven years (subject to negotiations), with the option for annual extensions that could increase the term to 15 years
Advertising: Bandy Carroll Hellige
Pulltab Vendor: Sci Games
Number of ITVMs: 950 Interlott
Games Offered: Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash Ball, Win 4 Life, 3 Line Lotto, Drawings.
Beneficiaries: Need-based and merit-based college scholarships, adult and early childhood literacy programs, state's general fund.
Jurisdiction: Kentucky



The first lottery in the United States implemented as a corporation, the Kentucky Lottery Corp. began ticket sales on April 4, 1989, following 60 percent voter approval the previous November. Bucking the trend at the time to launch with one game, Kentucky introduced two scratch tickets on that day, the $1 Beginner’s Luck and the $2 Kentucky Derby Dreamstakes, which was linked to the world famous Kentucky Derby.
More than $5 million in sales were recorded that first day, and firstweek sales totaled $27 million, making the Kentucky Lottery one of the industry’s leaders in terms of first-week sales per capita.
The Lottery’s first draw game was Lotto Kentucky, which began on October 16, 1989. Again officials tried something new – offering one lotto play for $1, three plays for $2 and eight plays for $5. Pick 3 followed in November as the second draw game.
Currently, the Kentucky Lottery offers six draw games: Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash Ball, 5 Card Cash, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Decades of Dollars, the latter a regional game played with Arkansas, Georgia and Virginia. Kentucky began collaborating on regional games with Lotto South in 2001.
The industry’s first extended-play instant game was launched by the Kentucky Lottery in November 1992 with $2 Bingo. The Lottery was also the first to offer an instant ticket featuring Elvis when a $3 game went on sale in 2000. That game was accompanied by the Lottery’s first Internet-based promotion. Kentucky also holds the distinction of launching one of the industry’s first websites dedicated to retailers when it unveiled its new site in 2003.
Originally, the majority of Kentucky Lottery proceeds were sent to the state’s General Fund. One-time transfers to veterans and education were made in the early 1990s on the direction of the legislature. The Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund also received a share of Lottery revenues. Beginning in 1998, some Lottery funds were used for the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) program and the Literacy Development and Early Childhood Reading programs.
As of July 1, 2005, 100 percent of the Lottery’s proceeds began going to college grant, scholarship and literacy programs, including KEES, the College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program. These merit-based and need-based scholarships help keep Kentucky’s best and brightest students in the state for their post-secondary education.


News Archive
July 26, 2021 KY Lottery Smashes All-Time Sales Record - Players Win More Than $1 Billion for First Time Ever
June 23, 2021 Kentucky Lottery Named Best Place to Work in Kentucky
May 17, 2021 Friday's Kentucky Lottery Corporation's Board of Director's Meeting: Sales Remaining Strong
May 10, 2021 Get A Covid Shot, Get Another Shot At $225,000
March 16, 2021 Kentucky Lottery Corporation Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales Faster Than Ever Before
January 26, 2021 Kentucky Lottery Sales Close First Half of Fiscal Year at Record Pace
September 30, 2020 Preakness Stakes to Be Featured through Kentucky Lottery's Win Place Show on Oct. 3
September 18, 2020 Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Slot Machines Illegal
September 18, 2020 Mary Harville Named President and CEO of The Kentucky Lottery
September 18, 2020 Kentucky Lottery Sales Continue to Climb
August 24, 2020 Kentucky Lottery Sales Continue Strong Showing
August 17, 2020 First-Ever Lottery Game Based on Horse Racing Results Launched Statewide
July 29, 2020 Kentucky Lottery Sales and Proceeds Set New Record in Fiscal Year 2020
June 29, 2020 Kentucky Lottery Sees Rebound, Solid Sales Months
May 29, 2020 Kentucky Lottery Sales Remain Steady

News Archive for CY2019
October 14, 2019 Kentucky Lottery’s Chip Polston to Receive Gleason Award
October 7, 2019 Innovative New Lottery Games Now on Sale in Kentucky
September 30, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Scholarship Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary
September 27, 2019 Vanna White Kicks-Off Wheel 0f Fortune Ticket Sales in KY
September 27, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Sales Steady, on Pace with Prior Year
September 9, 2019 Vanna White Coming to Greet Fans in Kentucky
August 20, 2019 Five Kentucky Lottery Players Will See the Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Compete for $1 Million
April 9, 2019 Race-Themed Lottery Game Exceeds First-Week Sales Goals
April 9, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Has Best Sales Month In History
April 4, 2019 The Kentucky Lottery Turns 30
March 22, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Sales on Record-Setting Pace
March 1, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Sees Best Scratch-Off Sales Day in Nearly 30 Year History
February 28, 2019 Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments Concerning Lottery Ticket Cashing Activity
February 25, 2019 First New Nightly Lottery Draw Game in Seven Years Now On Sale
January 24, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Surpasses $20 Billion in Overall Sales
January 15, 2019 Kentucky Lottery Sales and Net Income Charge Ahead in First Six Months of the Fiscal Year 2019
January 8, 2019 New Decade, New Logo; Kentucky Lottery Unveils New Logo as Part of 30th Anniversary Celebration

News Archive for CY2018
December 28, 2018 Lottery Retailers Terminated After Pleading Guilty to Illegal Gambling Charges
October 11, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales Dip Slightly In Q1
October 1, 2018 Kentucky Lottery’s New Scratch-Off Ticket Distribution Facility Opens
August 10, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales and Proceeds Set New Record In Fiscal Year 2018
August 6, 2018 “Missed it By THAT Much!” Game Enhancements Mean Players Can Win By Being Close To Winning Numbers Drawn
July 17, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Again Breaks Sales and Dividend Records in FY18
July 11, 2018 EquiLottery, Roberts Communications Network Finalize Video Streaming Agreement for Kentucky Lottery Pilot
June 26, 2018 Kentucky Lottery to Test New Lottery Game Based on Horse Racing Results
June 25, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales Grow As Fiscal Year Nears End
May 7, 2018 April KY Lottery Sales Break Records
April 9, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales Began 29 Years Ago
March 23, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales Continue Positive Trend
March 7, 2018 The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) has Issued a Request for Proposal for the Acquisition of Market Research Services
February 27, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Reaches $5 Billion Mark for Funds Turned Over to the Commonwealth
January 26, 2018 Kentucky Lottery Sales Finish The Halfway Mark Of Fiscal Year Strong
January 8, 2018 Kentucky Powerball and Mega Millions Sales Respond Positively During Recent Jackpot Runs

News Archive for CY2017
November 8, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Sales Remain Positive
October 17, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Posts Record First Quarter
September 22, 2017 Second-Largest Powerball Jackpot in History Fuels Lottery Sales
September 19, 2017 Representatives Pre-File Gaming Bill to be Overseen by an Expanded Kentucky Lottery Board
August 18, 2017 KY Retailer to Receive $73,000 Commission for Selling the Winning Lucky For Life Game Ticket
August 11, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Sales Remain Steady
August 3, 2017 Kentucky Lottery’s Pete Ramsey Receives NASPL Powers Award
July 5, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Sales Break the One Billion Dollar Level in FY17
June 28, 2017 New KY Lottery President & CEO Wants to Focus on Retailers and Consumers
June 16, 2017 KY Lottery Sales Grow As Fiscal Year Nears End
April 6, 2017 New 'big Ticket' Game Spurs Near-Record Lottery Sales
April 6, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Sales Began 28 Years Ago This Week
March 24, 2017 Overwhelming Interest in the Kentucky Lottery CEO Job
March 24, 2017 Kentucky Lottery Sales Dip Slightly, But Proceeds to State Remain on Course
January 27, 2017 December A Lucky Month for Lottery Players in Kentucky
January 9, 2017 New Cash Ball 225 Game Helps Mark Kentucky’s Birthday

News Archive for CY2016
December 19, 2016 Kentucky Lottery is Stepping Up Its Mobile Game with a New App
October 17, 2016 Lottery Board Hires Firm to Help Find New CEO
September 21, 2016 Lottery Profits Continue Ahead of Last Year
July 29, 2016 Kentucky Lottery Breaks Sales and Dividend Records in FY16
July 4, 2016 KY Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason Has Died
June 13, 2016 Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason Announces His Retirement
June 10, 2016 Kentucky Lottery Sales and Profits Continue Ahead of Last Year
April 19, 2016 Some Kentucky Lottery Games Now Available For Purchase via the Internet
April 4, 2016 Kentucky Lottery Sales Continue Positive Trend
January 29, 2016 Strong Powerball Jackpot Propels Kentucky Lottery Sales


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