Four Indicted in Lottery Fraud Investigation

A grand jury today indicted four individuals in Louisville and Lexington on charges of lottery fraud. The indictments are part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. KLC personnel visited various lottery retailers and presented tickets that, when scanned at a lottery terminal, would instruct the store clerk to award a prize. KLC […]

Kentucky Lottery To Join MegaMillions Game

The Kentucky Lottery is adding another large-jackpot game to its offerings. The lottery corporation board has approved the addition of the MegaMillions game, which is played in a dozen states and has a minimum jackpot of $12 million. Kentucky will continue to sell tickets for the Powerball game, which is played in 31 states. Lottery […]

Gleason Says Lottery Can Meet Legislative Mandate

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Lottery officials say they’re taking the necessary steps, including layoffs, to give the commonwealth a bigger share of total lottery proceeds, as mandated by state lawmakers. The Kentucky Lottery has a goal of returning 35-percent of proceeds to the state, but has never achieved the goal. Now, the […]

Beshear Unveils Slots Bill; Racing Commission Endorses Plan

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled the video slots bill he wants lawmakers to approve in next week’s special legislative session. The 150-page bill would allow video slots at horse tracks in Kentucky, with oversight by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. The tracks would each have to pay an initial […]

Kentucky Lottery Turns Twenty

The Kentucky Lottery is celebrating its twentieth birthday.   On April 4th, 1989, then-governor Wallace Wilkinson bought the first two lottery tickets in Kentucky history.  Twenty years later, lottery officials say they’ve sold more than eleven-billion dollars in tickets, and handed out nearly seven-billion in prizes.   Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason has been […]

Lottery Scholarship Program Marks Milestone

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has surpassed the $1 billion mark in scholarships and grants awarded to Kentucky college and university students. The General Assembly ordered in 1999 that lottery proceeds be used for postsecondary education. Prior to that, the money was sent to the state’s General Fund. University of Louisville President James Ramsey says the […]