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Kentucky Lottery sales grow as fiscal year ends, total $1B Y-T-D, up 8 percent over previous year

At Friday’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, it was announced that sales continue to perform ahead of expectations in the final weeks of Fiscal Year 2019. Year-to-date sales through the end of May 2019 were $1.035 Billion, which is 8.1 percent ($77.7 million) ahead of the previous FY and 1.4 percent ($13.9 million) ahead of budget. This is the earliest point in...

Kentucky Lottery Corporation board of directors announces overall sales surpassing $20 billion

In Thursday’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, it was announced overall sales since inception have passed the $20 billion mark. According to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Howard Kline, sales reached this level as of January 10. From this amount, more than $5.3 billion has been earned for the Commonwealth. The board also learned lottery sales...

Kentucky to test new lottery game — ‘Win Place Show’ — based on horse racing results

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors has approved a trial introduction of “Win Place Show,” a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. The board has approved a pilot test beginning March 24, 2019. The pilot will consist of the game being offered in limited release at approximately 45 stores in the Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky regions, and is expected...

Kentucky lottery officials report sales increase of nearly five percent as fiscal year comes to a close

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors reports sales continue to perform ahead of expectations in the final weeks of Fiscal Year 2018. Year-to-date sales through the end of May 2018 were $956.8 million, which is 4.7% ($42.7 million) ahead of the previous FY and .9% ($8.8 million) ahead of budget. Several large Mega Millions runs have helped that game show the highest increase of any...

KY Lottery sales began 29 years ago; anniversary on the heels of near record-breaking sales in March

Twenty-nine years ago, lottery tickets first went on sale in Kentucky. Nearly three decades later, the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) announced today the second-highest sales month in the history of the corporation. Fueled by two large jackpots in Mega Millions and Powerball – in addition to near historic Scratch-off ticket sales – Kentucky Lottery sales for March 2018 were $104.1 million....

State lottery sales showed slight gain last year; contribution to General Fund totaled $247.7 million

Expectations for Fiscal Year 2018 – and his plans on how they would be met – were presented to the Kentucky Lottery board of directors Friday by President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. The final sales number for FY17 was $1,000,501,000, which was $3.2 million (0.3 percent) more than the previous year. Proceeds to the Commonwealth were $247.7 million, a $5.3 million (2.1 percent) drop from the previous...

Legislators hear pitch to bring new lottery game based on horse racing to Kentucky

One man’s quest to get the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to purchase a game of chance he conceived in an effort to promote and create additional revenue for Kentucky’s horse racing tracks has reached the General Assembly.   “I think anything we can do to help the horse racing industry is something we as a General Assembly ought to be interested in,” Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown,...

Kentucky Lottery Corp. reaches landmark
$15 billion in sales; $4 billion goes to state

The Kentucky Lottery reached three milestones in the months of October and November, Senior VP of Finance and CFO Howard Kline told the corporation’s board of directors today. KLC reached $4 billion in proceeds for the Commonwealth; $9 billion in prizes paid to players; and $15 billion in overall sales.   The board also learned the sales progress made by the new game Keno, launched Nov....