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Holiday Millionaire Raffle Sales Begin Today

Sept. 5, 2014 – The Kansas Lottery is getting a very early start on the holiday season.  Beginning today, Kansas Lottery players can purchase their 2014 Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets. The annual raffle offers players the best odds, out of any game, at winning a $1 million prize; just 175,000 Millionaire Raffle tickets will be sold. The tickets cost $20, and just one lucky winner will become a new millionaire in the grand prize drawing on Dec. 31. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other prizes to be won.  In the grand prize drawing alone, 25 winners will score $5,000 prizes, another 25 will win $1,000 prizes, and 2,500 players will win $100 prizes. And, while nobody wants to hear “Jingle Bells” playing this far removed from the holiday season, there are big benefits for starting Holiday Millionaire Raffle sales early. Players who pick up their tickets early will automatically enter into one of this year’s five Early Bird drawings.  Each Early Bird drawing will name two lucky players the winners of $10,000 prizes, for a total of 10 Early Bird winners. The Early Bird drawings will be held Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Winning an Early Bird prize doesn’t take you out of the running for the grand prize, either – every ticket purchased between today and Dec. 31 will have a chance to make someone a millionaire. Of course, waiting for a drawing can be tedious, so the Kansas Lottery is bringing back instant-win opportunities for Holiday Millionaire Raffle players. Thousands of players will score $50 prizes instantly.  When you buy a Holiday Millionaire Raffle ticket, look for a smiling piggy-bank symbol on the ticket and listen for music to play after your ticket is printed – that’ll tell you you just won fifty bucks! The Lottery only printed 175,000 tickets for the Holiday Millionaire Raffle, and once they’re sold out, they’re gone.  Good...

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Kansas Lottery Breaking Records

July 17, 2014 – The Kansas Lottery set a couple of new records after a strong year of ticket sales since last July.  The Lottery announced today that it was able to return more than $74 million to the state of Kansas in this fiscal year. Lottery players in Kansas bought more than $246.4 million worth of tickets, with instant games accounting for the largest share of revenue.  Players were able to win nearly $140 million in prizes, and retailers were awarded more than $14 million in commissions, according to a Lottery press release. “We are very grateful to our players for helping us achieve a record year,” said Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta, who took on her role as head of the Lottery in January of this year. Presta also recognized “…the Kansas Lottery staff and lottery retailers across the state, who work hard every day to provide fun and exciting entertainment for our players.” Thanks to that ‘fun and exciting entertainment,” Kansas Lottery players help fund important programs in the state like the Economic Development Initiatives Fund. This year’s record returns also helped fund programs that support veterans and their families. The Kansas Lottery sold special $1 and $2 scratch-off tickets this year, aptly named Kansas Lottery Veterans Benefit.  The Lottery was able to transfer a record amount – more than $1.7 million – directly to three organizations that provide services and support for veterans in the state. The Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program and the Kansas Veterans Homes and Cemetary System each received 30 percent of the Lottery’s transfer.  The remaining 40 percent went towards Kansas National Guard Education Assistance Act Scholarships. This was the twelfth year that the Kansas Lottery has sold tickets for veterans’ benefits.  In that time, they’ve been able to return more than $12 million to veterans programs, or more than $1 million each year. “We’re thrilled to see so many Kansans supporting our troops through the purchase of these tickets,” said Kansas Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Lee...

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Win a Dodge Charger from the Kansas Lottery

March 26, 2014 – The Kansas Lottery will be giving away a brand new Dodge Charger at the Kansas State Fair this September, how’d you like to be the lucky winner to drive away in it? The Lottery announced the second-chance promotion along with a new scratch-off game aptly named “Charger Cash.”  The new $10 game offers players 13 chances to win on each ticket, and features a top prize worth $75,000. Further details on the new scratch-off game have not yet been released. The second-chance contest will begin as soon as the tickets are available in Kansas Lottery retailers.  Only non-winning tickets are eligible for the contest, so when players scratch off a Charger cash ticket and don’t find an instant prize – hang onto that ticket. Players can mail in their entries or drop them off in special bins at the Kansas State Fair.  To mail in an entry, players will need to fill out some of their information on the back of one or more non-winning Charger Cash tickets and mail them in an envelope to a Kansas Lottery P.O. Box. The mailing address for entries can be found on the Charger Cash promotion webpage.  Mail-in entries need to be in the mail in time for the morning pick-up on Sept. 9.  Players who want to drop their tickets off at the State Fair – or maybe players who miss the mail-in morning deadline – can drop their entries into second-chance bins at the State Fair up to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. The Kansas Lottery will draw the winner of the new Charger on Sept. 14, around 6 p.m. at the State Fair.  The grand prize winner will receive the brand-new 2014  Charger tax-free – the Lottery will pay tax on the new car for the lucky winner, bringing the grand prize total to...

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Powerball’s Ultimate Tailgate Winners Chosen

The 200 winners of the Ultimate Tailgate Party Powerball Second Chance promotion have been chosen. Eighteen states participated in the event, which allowed non-winning Powerball tickets to be entered into the second chance promotion. The 200 winners will each bring three guests with them to Cleveland, Ohio in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NFL Hall of Fame. These lucky winners will get free airfare to Cleveland, four night deluxe room hotel accommodations, and $500 spending cash. Sounds awesome doesn’t it? But that’s not it! On May 2, once winners arrive in Cleveland, they will get admission into the Hall of Fame Ultimate Tailgate private party event.  Here they have the chance to hang out with Hall of Famers and compete for even more prizes, with winnings up to one million dollars. On May3-4 winners have tickets to The Hall of Fame Fan Festival. While at the festival they will have the chance to mingle with other NFL enthusiasts and check out some awesome Hall of Fame gear. If you entered your tickets make sure to check your state’s lottery page, because you could be a winner! The 18 lotteries participating in the Ultimate Tailgate promotion are: Florida Indiana – Hoosier Lottery Iowa Kansas Kentucky Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Tennessee Vermont West...

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Time is Running Out on Ultimate Tailgate Promotion

Feb. 4, 2014 – For Powerball players in some states, the entry period has already closed for Powerball’s Ultimate Tailgate promotion.  For others, there are just days left to enter non-winning Powerball tickets into the contest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Two hundred contest winners from the 18 states participating in the Ultimate Tailgate promotion will descend on Cleveland, Ohio to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with Hall of Fame players. The Hall of Fame Fan Festival will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, and anyone who buys a ticket can attend.  Only the Ultimate Tailgate winners will be able to get to know some of the 100 Hall of Famers who will be in attendance though. Friday, May 2, before the Fan Festival begins, each of the 200 winners and their guests will have dinner with a Pro Football Hall of Famer, kicking off the Ultimate Tailgate party the right way – with food. After dinner, winners and their guests will team up with another Pro Football icon and compete against other contest winners and football greats in an Ultimate Tailgate tournament of classic tailgating games. The Ultimate Tailgate promotion is one even the casual Powerball player shouldn’t miss, and with the Powerball jackpot sitting at $215 million right now, buying a ticket and entering the contest is a two-for-one deal on life-changing opportunities. To enter, players must purchase $10 or more on a single Powerball ticket.  Non-winning tickets can then be entered into the promotion through each participating state lottery. The 18 lotteries participating in the Ultimate Tailgate promotion are: Florida Indiana – Hoosier Lottery Iowa Kansas Kentucky Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Dakota Tennessee Vermont West Virginia...

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Kansas Powerball Ticket About to Expire

Jan. 21, 2014 – Someone out there is a millionaire and may not even know it; if they do know, the lucky Powerball winner has sure waited a long time to claim their $1 million prize. Almost a full year ago, somewhere in Southwestern Kansas, a Powerball ticket was purchased matching all five white numbers from the Jan. 26, 2013 drawing.  That drawing featured an estimated $132 million jackpot, though nobody matched all six numbers that night. The winning numbers were 3, 22, 26, 41, 49 and the red Powerball was 18. Along with the $1 million winner in Kansas, five other winners scored Powerball’s $1 million second prize that night. The Kansas Lottery has been urging players to check any Powerball tickets they may have from the past year. Though they cannot say exactly where the winning ticket was sold, the Lottery has posted on their website that the retail location which sold the ticket is located somewhere within the southwestern corner of the state. There are a total of 24 counties in the area.  A complete list of these counties – where the $1 million ticket was sold – can be found on the Kansas Lottery’s...

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