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Kentucky Lottery sales dip from a year ago this time; no large jackpots main culprit in 2019

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors announced sales for the first four months of the fiscal year were lower than the same period last year – with the main culprit being a near-world record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot that occurred in October 2018. Sales from July through October of this year were $353.3 million, which is $12.8 million (3.5 percent) less than the same period...

Kentucky Lottery sales set record in Fiscal Year 2019; total sales of $1.1 billion an 8.4 percent increase

During last week’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s Board of Directors, the group learned the results of Fiscal Year 2019 sales. These included: •Total sales of $1,129,655,000, which is $87.1 million more (8.4 percent higher) than the previous record set in FY18. •Transfers totaled $272.7M, of which $263.9M went to the General Fund to pay for college scholarships, grants and education...

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 has highest sales ever for the first half of its fiscal year — $36.5 million more

Kentucky Lottery sales have closed the first half of the fiscal year higher than any other period in the organization’s history. July-December sales for the lottery came in at $544.2 million. That’s a full $36.5 million (7.2%) more than the same period last year, which was the previous record-holder for the six month sales period. Net income, in turn, grew at an even higher percentage. This was...

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...

Kentucky Lottery sales exceed $1 billion for first time, surpassing last year’s record-breaking total

For the first time in its 28-year history, sales of Kentucky Lottery tickets have exceeded a billion dollars in a single fiscal year. For FY17 which ended June 30, overall lottery sales were $1,000,501,000. This is the largest sales figure in Kentucky Lottery history, and surpasses last year’s record-breaking number by $3.2 million (0.3 percent). Scratch-off tickets once again were the largest individual...

Florida lottery CEO, secretary Delacenserie named new president of Kentucky Lottery Corp.

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Tom Delacenserie as the new president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Delacenserie was confirmed by the lottery’s board of directors at a special meeting Tuesday, and his start date will be June 5. Delacenserie is the current secretary and CEO of the Florida Lottery. He assumed that role in 2015, but his work there goes back to 2000 when he started as a...