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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 Lottery reports strong sales — earning $117.7 million so far this year; funds scholarships

Kentucky Lottery’s board reports strong year-to-date sales through the end of November. Vice President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison reported total sales were $447.5 million, which is $31.7 million ahead of the prior year (7.6%) and $20.5 million (4.8%) ahead of budget. “The performance of Mega Millions during the over $1.5 billion run back in October is the main factor in this increase,...

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...