Kentucky (KY) Lottery Drawing Schedules, Official Site, Contacts
Kentucky (KY) Lottery General Information
March 1989 The Kentucky Lottery’s Board of Directors and officials decide to launch the Kentucky Lottery with two instant games, rather than the traditional one.
Beginner’s Luck, a $1 game with a $1,000 top prize is approved. And Kentucky Derby Dreamstakes, a $2 game based on the Kentucky Derby, is also approved. The Dreamstakes ticket is supported with a promotion that will make one lucky player the Lottery’s first millionaire.
April 4, 1989 On the first day of Kentucky Lottery sales, over 5,000 licensed retailers sell more that $5 million in tickets. The then-Governor Wallace Wilkinson purchased the first Kentucky Lottery ticket and he and the then-KLC President Frank Keener flew around the state to various retailers to celebrate the first day of sales.Kentucky (KY) lottery results & winning numbers, as well as information on all Kentucky lottery games, including Powerball, MEGA Millions, Lucky For Life, Cash Ball
Kentucky Lottery Numbers
Check your Kentucky Lottery tickets here and see if you’ve won a prize! This page has the latest numbers for KY draw games, plus a drawing schedule, game information, and details of how to claim a prize. Scroll down for links to more results and dedicated game pages with prize payout breakdowns.
Buying Kentucky Lottery Tickets
People living outside of the USA cannot currently take part in Kentucky’s in-state games, but they can get involved with Powerball and Mega Millions draws. Get more information about playing online.
Kentucky Lottery Drawing Schedule
Get the drawing details for the most popular games in KY, including how late you can buy tickets.
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||10:59 PM||10:00 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||11:00 PM||10:45 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Monday & Thursday||10:38 PM||9:31 PM|
|Cash Ball 225||Daily||11:00 PM||10:55 PM|
|5 Card Cash||Daily||11:00 PM||10:45 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||1:20 PM & 11:00 PM||1:20 PM & 10:55 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||1:20 PM & 11:00 PM||1:20 PM & 10:55 PM|
|Win Place Show||Daily||Approx. 5:00 PM||–|
|Keno||Daily||Every four minutes||–|
|*Times are shown in ET.|
Playing Kentucky Lottery Games
The Kentucky Lottery offers three multi-state games – Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life – as well as a number of their own state games.
Cash Ball 225
Cash Ball is the Kentucky Lottery’s premier in-state game, giving players a shot at a $225,000 jackpot. They can also add on the EZMatch option for a chance to win an extra prize of up to $500 on the spot.
Kicker was a supplementary game, alongside the main Cash Ball draw, that cost an additional 50 cents or $1 to play and gave players a chance to win up to $10,000. Cash Ball Kicker was played in Kentucky from 14th April 2010 to 7th January 2017.
5 Card Cash
5 Card Cash is a poker-style game that combines two ways to win on each ticket. Get the thrill of an Instant Win of up to $5,000 on the spot, plus entry into the daily draw with a top prize of $100,000.
Pick 3 offers a top prize of $600, draws twice a day (Midday and Evening), and a choice of wager types so you can find your favorite play style.
Pick 4 has plenty of chances to win a range of great prizes, including a top prize of $5,000 – there are two draws every day and multiple wager types.
Win Place Show
Win Place Show is a brand-new daily game launched in August 2020. Win Place Show is based on live horse racing results, a lottery first – and it’s exclusive to Kentucky.
Quick Bucks drawings took place every day at 11pm ET. Players had the chance to hit a $50,000 top prize, 1 in 4 overall odds of winning a prize, and the Wheel Bet option that guaranteed a win. The game ended on March 14th 2020 but prizes can still be claimed until 180 days have passed after the final draw.
Other popular Kentucky Lottery games include:
- Keno – With draws every four minutes, this game offers lots of thrills with a top prize of $100,000, which can be increased up to 10 times with the Multiplier add-on – or try the Bulls-Eye option for the chance to win an extra prize.
- Fast Play – Four games with instant cash prizes that can be multiplied up to 50 times, plus a rolling $10,000 minimum jackpot that can be won on the spot.
- Scratch-Offs – For fans of instant gratification, pick up scratch-offs from authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers. Games cost between $1 and $25 and can pay out six-figure cash prizes! Why not try one today and see if you have what it takes to win big?
Claiming Kentucky Lottery Prizes
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Kentucky. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.
All winning tickets will expire 180 days after the date of the drawing. Any prizes won on scratch-off tickets will expire 180 days after the game’s announced date of closure.
All prizes up to $99,999 may be claimed by mail – see below for details. Here are other ways to claim:
- Prizes worth $600 or less can be redeemed by visiting an authorized retailer
- Prizes worth above $600 and up to $5,000 can be claimed at an Authorized or Super Cashing Agent, Lexington Regional Office or Lottery Headquarters in Louisville
- Any prize that’s over $5,000 and up to $25,000 may be claimed at a Super Cashing Agent, Lexington Regional Office, or Louisville Headquarters
- If you’re lucky enough to win over $25,000 and up to $99,999, go to the Lexington Regional Office or Louisville Headquarters
Prizes of $100,000 and up must be claimed at Louisville Lottery Headquarters.
Won $5,000 or more? The prize money will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and a Kentucky state tax of six percent.
For any questions on claiming a prize, please call the lottery at 502-560-1500.
Claim a prize by mail
To redeem your prize of up to $99,999 by mail, please send the following documents:
- Completed original winning ticket
- Completed claim form
- Copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license
Make a copy of your signed ticket and claim form and send the originals to:
Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Claims – Dept. 100
Louisville, KY 40287-0001
History of the Kentucky Lottery
The Kentucky Lottery got its start in November 1988 when a vote showed that citizens were ready to have a state lottery of their own. On December 16th, the laws that created the Commission were approved by Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson.
The first Kentucky Lottery tickets went on sale on April 4th, 1989 and by the end of the day retailers had sold over $5 million in tickets for two instant games. Powerball tickets went on sale in April 1992 after Lotto*America was retired and the state joined Mega Millions in January 2010.
Today, the Kentucky Lottery Commission has raised over $4.1 billion for educational initiatives in the state. Since 1999 alone over $2.2 billion has been allocated to scholarships, tuition grants and college programs across Kentucky. Thanks to lottery players, students from Alexandria to Winchester have been able to stay in-state to fulfill their dreams of earning a higher education.Check the Kentucky Lottery numbers and view prize information for games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, 5 Card Cash, Pick 3, Pick 4, Win Place Show and more. Could you be a lucky winner? ]]>