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Ultimate Tailgate Party Powerball Promotion

Nov. 8, 2013 – How’d you like to meet a professional football legend?  How about 100 of them?  That’s just the opportunity Powerball players can have if they enter into the Ultimate Tailgate Party promotion in any of 18 participating states. Two hundred contest winners will get a football fan’s dream vacation – a 5-day-long trip to Cleveland, Ohio to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary with 100 Hall of Famers at the 2014 Fan Festival. The Fan Festival, which will run May 3 and 4 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, is the first-ever celebration of the fans behind Pro Football and the Hall of Fame, and pro football greats are excited to recognize the fans who supported them as players. Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw said in an I-X Center press release “I realize more than ever how much I owe to the fans… this Fan Fest is a great chance to say thanks to the Hall of Fame fans of the game.” The Fan Festival will feature Hall of Famers discussing next season’s draft, giving commentary through a sports movie film festival, signing autographs and even holding a football clinic on a 100-yard field in the I-X Center. While the Fan Festival will be open to anyone who buys a ticket (ticket sales begin in December), Powerball contest winners will be treated to the Ultimate Tailgate Party the evening before the Fan Festival kicks off.  What’s any pro football event without a great tailgate, right? The 200 winners of the Powerball contest and their lucky guests will get to sit down to dinner with one of the 100 Hall of Famers present.  After dinner, winners will team up with a different Hall of Famer to compete in a tournament of several different games. Each winner will receive round-trip airfare for themselves and three guests.  Once in Cleveland, participating lotteries will also provide them with two hotel rooms, meals and transportation. Along with admission to the Ultimate Tailgate Party...

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Keno to Begin in Kentucky Monday

Nov. 1, 2013 – Kentucky Lottery players Monday will be able to place wagers on Keno in about 400 locations across the state.  Keno is a bingo-style game that produces winning numbers every five minutes, and players in Kentucky can win up to $100,000 on the game. Keno was approved by the Kentucky legislature earlier this year.  In June, the Lottery’s Chief Executive Officer Arch Gleason estimated the state could see up to $9 million in Keno profits in the first year.  In a Courier-Journal report yesterday, that number grew to $14.5 million profit each year. Players will be able to begin placing wagers on the game at 5 a.m. Monday, and the very first set of winning numbers will be displayed on Keno screens and the Kentucky Lottery’s website at 5:05 a.m., and every five minutes thereafter. Keno players will be able to wager as little as $1 or as much as $20 on each draw, and can choose to play in as many as 24 consecutive drawings. To play, players simply need to choose 10 numbers from 1 to 80, and hope they match any of their 10 choices to the winning numbers.  Each set of winning numbers contains 20 random numbers, and players who match all 10 of their numbers win the $100,000 top prize. Kentucky is the 15th state to introduce Keno, and along with established Lottery retailers, Keno terminals will come to life in dozens of bars and restaurants...

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Kentucky Lottery Passes $2 Billion in Education Support

Oct. 15, 2013 – The Kentucky Lottery began selling tickets in 1989 for the benefit of the state, and for the first ten years deposited the majority of proceeds into the Kentucky General Fund. In September of 1999, however, the first Lottery-funded grants were given to students, starting a now-14 year legacy of dedication to education in Kentucky. This week, Lottery officials say their financial support for education has passed the $2 billion mark. Lottery spokesman Chip Polston told the Associated Press that $2.05 billion had been paid into the state’s education fund, to support grants and scholarships. Fifty-five percent of the lottery’s net proceeds each year support need-based scholarships and grants through Kentucky’s College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program. The remaining 45 percent goes to the Wallace G. Wilkinson Kentucky educational excellence scholarship trust fund, which awards merit-based scholarships. Along with those funds for higher education, the Kentucky Lottery also supports literacy education. The first $3 million in each year’s Lottery profit is paid to the Collaborative Center for Learning Development and into a “reading diagnostic and intervention...

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Enter the Kentucky Speedway 2013 giveaway by Sept. 3

Race to your nearest lottery retailer and enter the Kentucky Speedway 2013 giveaway before Sept. 3 for a chance to win season passes in a suite at Kentucky Speedway for the 2013-2014 season. Racing fans: get in gear for the 2013-2014 NASCAR season with the Kentucky Lottery. The Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile speedway in Sparta, KY that hosts NASCAR, Indy Racing League, and ARCA races. The Kentucky Speedway was built in 2000, and has been hosting racing fans the world over ever since, with the capacity to fit up to 107,000 patrons. For a chance to win season tickets in a 30-person suite for the upcoming 2013-2014 NASCAR season, enter in the Kentucky Speedway Second Chance Promotion from the Kentucky Lottery.  The grand prize package includes a season suite, Corporate Pit Box for 20 laps, 5 Platinum parking passes, and $500 spending money for race day. The second place prize includes 4 Kentucky Club tickets, ride in a racecar before the race, 4 garage tours, 4 infield passes, access to Victory Lane to join in the celebration, and $500 spending cash for race day. To enter, log in to your Kentucky Lottery Fun Club account. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free to gain instant access to all offerings from the Kentucky Lottery. Once you are logged in, you can enter ANY non-winning $2 scratch-off tickets from the Kentucky Lottery. You must enter by 11:59pm EST on Sept. 3 to be considered for the drawing on Sept. 5. Get your $2 scratch-offs now before they wave the checkered...

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Cash in on Kentucky’s Pick 4 Mistake

July 30, 2013 – A stray ball made its way from the first Kentucky Pick 4 barrel to the second, so if you checked the numbers and figured you lost, you might want to check again. After realizing there were only nine balls in the first draw chamber, and 11 in the second, the Kentucky Lottery quickly decided to hold a second midday Pick 4 drawing, and promised they’d pay out on both. The numbers in the first drawing were 1, 7, 6, and 5, which 38 people matched.  All 38 won prizes worth $11,300. In the second drawing, the numbers drawn were 9, 7, 4, and 9, though it is not yet clear how many tickets matched that second set of numbers, or what the payout was for winners of the second Pick 4 draw. According to a report from Lex18.com – a local NBC affiliate’s website – the second drawing took place just before 3 P.M. In yesterday’s evening Pick 4 drawing, 85 people matched the numbers 2, 7, 4, and 5 to win prizes worth $37,800. According to the Kentucky Lottery’s Pick 4 website, both sets of numbers from the midday drawings can now be paid out at the Lottery’s retailers....

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Kentucky Lottery Hits All-Time Sales Record

July 26, 2013 – The Kentucky Lottery was able to make record-high returns to education, veterans assistance, and the state’s general fund thanks to record sales in the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. Kentucky players bought more than $846 million worth of lottery tickets last year, growing sales numbers by almost 3 percent over the previous year – the old record. The Lottery returned $223.8 million to beneficiary programs and paid out nearly $500 million in prize money. Arch Gleason, CEO of the Kentucky Lottery, told the Courier-Journal that a stronger economy has added to their success, because “a better economy means people have more disposable income.” The Lottery’s chief financial officer, Howard Kline, said sales of $5 and $20 scratch-off tickets were particularly strong this year, helping the Lottery generate more revenue through less tickets. Overall, scratch-offs made up for $522 million of total sales. The record sales numbers are good news as the Lottery begins courting bars, bowling alleys, and other retail locations in Kentucky where they can introduce the Lottery’s new Keno game in the fall. Expected to generate $8 or $9 million in added revenue in the first year, the random-numbers game has come up against opposition from state lawmakers, who say the game may cause gambling problems, especially if it’s played in...

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