Falmouth’s Eric Garrison wins $50k lottery prize with same numbers his wife Linda used to win $2.6m in 1999

Staff report Eric Garrison of Falmouth matched four of the first five numbers of the Powerball jackpot’s November 1 drawing to win $50,000, the game’s third prize.  But the numbers he used were not new to the Kentucky Lottery. They were the same numbers that earned his wife, Linda, a $2.6 million Lotto Kentucky jackpot in 1999. No one had the ticket for the estimated $52 million Powerball...

Redesigned Mega Millions features increased starting jackpot increase to $40 million, higher ticket price

Starting Saturday, the Mega Millions game is being redesigned to bring more value to players with larger starting jackpots and faster rolls. Part of this redesign is a change in ticket price, moving from $1 to $2. “Among several changes in the game are starting jackpots that will now more than double from $15 million to $40 million,” said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. “The...

Kentucky Lottery posts highest first quarter receipts in history led by strong scratch off, Powerball sales

The first quarter fiscal year 2018 Kentucky Lottery sales were the highest for this period in history, led by strong Powerball and scratch-off ticket sales.   Total sales for the first quarter of FY18 (July-September) were $255.9 million. This is an 8.5% or $20.1 million increase from the same period in FY17. The largest percentage increase, 31.6%, came from Powerball sales. The $25.8 million in Powerball...

7-13-19-24-30, Lucky Ball 12: Sold in Lexington, this ticket is worth $25k a year for life for lucky winner

A lucky Kentucky Lottery player has won the second prize from last night’s Lucky for Life drawing, capturing $25,000 a year for life!    The winning numbers on the ticket will be: 7 – 13 – 19 – 24 – 30 with a Lucky Ball of 12.   The ticket was sold at Speedway #9651 at 5360 Athens-Boonsboro Rd. in Lexington. The retailer will receive a $5,000 selling bonus. This makes for the second...

$758 million jackpot winner is Mavis Wanczkyk of Chicopee, Mass.; five $50k winners in Kentucky

The Boston Globe has reported that Chicopee resident Mavis Wanczyk was announced as the winner of the $758 million jackpot Thursday. 

Wanczyk told the Globe she worked at Mercy Medical Center for 32 years but is now looking forward to retirement.  

Wanczyk said her reaction to winning was, “You’re joking.” The Kentucky Lottery reports that the following stores sold tickets...

Second largest lottery jackpot in North America — $700 million — up for grabs in Wednesday’s drawing

The current Powerball jackpot currently stands at an estimated $700 million, the second largest jackpot in Powerball history and the second largest among lottery jackpots in North America. The cash option for the Powerball jackpot is $443.3 million, Kentucky Lottery officials said. Players pick five White Balls and one Red Powerball when filling out a play slip or they can choose the Quick Pick...

Saturday’s bigger-than-ever POWERBALL jackpot estimated at $535 million. What to do with that?

Saturday’s enormous POWERBALL jackpot is an estimated $535 million.  The cash option for the estimated $535 million POWERBALL jackpot is an estimated $340.1 million.  The estimated jackpot is above $500 million for the first time since the jackpot run that produced the world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016.  The estimated $510 million jackpot is the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball...

Lewis County man is ‘Lucky For Life;’ claims top lottery prize ticket worth $1,000 a day

David Jordan, 54, of Quincy, is feeling lucky after winning $1,000 a day for life on the Kentucky Lottery’s Lucky For Life game. He matched the first five numbers and the Lucky Ball number to win the game’s top prize. Jordan plays Lucky For Life on a regular basis and often stops at Super Quick #13 in Garrison to buy his tickets. On Thursday, on his way into the store, he noticed a penny sitting...

Happy Fourth: Kentucky Lottery’s latest Mega Millions jackpot drawing worth $158 million

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $158 million, Kentucky Lottery officials said. The cash option for the estimated $158 million jackpot is $100.5 million. If you won the estimated $158 million Mega Millions jackpot, you can celebrate the nation’s birthday in style. You could purchase: — 1,264 25-foot sports boats to watch the fireworks extravaganza on the 4th of July...

Kentucky Lottery’s Mega Millions drawing worth an estimated $123 million to lucky winner

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $123 million, Kentucky Lottery officials said. The cash option for the estimated $123 million jackpot is $77.7 million. Players pick five white balls and one Mega Ball when filling out a play slip or they can choose the Quick Pick option where the computer chooses their numbers. There are nine ways to win with Mega Millions: Match 5 + Mega...

Kentucky Lottery sales continue to surge; May was third-highest sales month in history

In Friday’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, it was announced that sales continue to surge in the final weeks of Fiscal Year 2017. May turned out to be the third highest sales month in Kentucky Lottery history, surpassed only by sales from March of this year and January 2016 when the world-record Powerball jackpot was up for grabs. For the month of May, sales were...

Wednesday’s Powerball powerplay jackpot worth an estimated $375 million, Kentucky Lottery says

Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $375 million, according to the Kentucky Lottery. The cash option for the jackpot is an estimated $235.4 million. If you won the estimated $375 million Powerball jackpot, you’d be able to send your recent high school graduate to college in style. You could: — Load 7,500 new Kentucky-produced Ford Expeditions with all the college...

3-13-23-44-48 plus 11 — is this your Kentucky lottery ticket? Lucky winner gets $1000 a day for life

A very lucky Kentucky Lottery player has matched the five white ball winning numbers as well as the Lucky Ball from Monday’s Lucky for Life drawing, winning the game’s top prize of $1000 a day for life! The winning ticket was sold at Go Time, located at 12056 Campton Road in Slade. The store will receive a $73,000 selling bonus.   The white ball winning numbers on the ticket will be:   3-13-23-44-48   And...

Kentucky Lottery celebrates 28th anniversary with near record-breaking sales in March

Twenty-eight years ago Tuesday (April 4, 1989), lottery tickets first went on sale in Kentucky. Nearly three decades later, the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) announced Thursday a sales week and month eclipsed only by efforts at start-up back in April 1989 and a record-shattering jackpot. Fueled by the launch of one of the most successful Scratch-off tickets in their history, Kentucky Lottery...

State General Fund receipts rose 1.4 percent in November; income from Road Fund up 12.1 percent

State Budget Director John Chilton reported Friday that General Fund receipts rose 1.4 percent in November compared to last year. Total revenues for the month were $882.5 million, compared to $870.5 million during November 2015, an increase of $12.0 million. Receipts have now risen 3.5 percent for the first five months of the fiscal year, and must increase 2.2 percent over the final seven months...

Kentucky Lottery sales remain ahead of last year, but still slightly below budget expectations

Kentucky Lottery sales are ahead of last year but slightly below budget, according to a report in Friday’s meeting of the lottery’s board of directors. Vice President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison reported year-to-date (July-October) sales of $314.3 million, which is nearly $4 million (1.3 perce t) than sales for the same period last year of $310.3 million. This is however $13 million...

Kentucky Lottery announces record $997.3 million in sales; to seek search firm for new president

The Kentucky Lottery announced today in a board of directors meeting that sales for Fiscal Year 2016 were a record $997.3 million. This breaks the old sales record established in FY15 of $899.1 million by $98.2 million (10.9%). FY16 ended on June 30.   Those sales led to record-breaking profits for the Commonwealth. A total of $253 million was earned for the state, breaking last year’s record of...

Big Powerball prize won — only one identified so far in California; three in Kentucky hold $1m tickets

Three Kentucky Lottery players matched all five white ball winning numbers but NOT the Powerball Wednesday to win the game’s second prize of $1 million. There are also five winners of the game’s $50,000 prize in the Commonwealth. The winning numbers are 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 with Powerball of 10. Here are the cities where $1 million Powerball tickets were sold for yesterday’s drawing (the...

You’ll be richer than Kiribati (and several other countries) if you win Wednesday’s Powerball

After thinking about how many Super Bowls you could go to, how many hot tubs you could buy, how many cruises you could sail on, etc., trying to find context for a $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot is tough. The Huffington Post did a great story on what you could buy for $1.5 billion (1.5 billion soft serve ice creams cones from the McDonald’s dollar menu) and a lot more foolishness that you can...

Powerball jackpot moves to largest lottery prize ever for Saturday drawing; no winner Wednesday

The mega POWERBALL jackpot just got bigger — an estimated $675 million for Saturday, the largest lottery prize in history, as there was no winner in Wednesday’s drawing. If you had won the $450 million POWERBALL jackpot, you could have used it to help get in shape this New Year! You could have purchased: * 112,500 treadmills to get yourself ready for the spring marathon; * 225,000 portable...