Kentucky Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for Kentucky Lottery Numbers and Results? Voters approved the Kentucky Lottery in 1988. Click here to see the latest Kentucky lottery numbers and results.
Tickets went on sale in 1989, and retailers sold more than $5 million in instant game tickets by the end of the first day. Kentucky added Powerball in 1992 and Mega Millions in 2010.
Since 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has raised billions of dollars for the state’s general fund as well as tuition grants and scholarships.
How old must I be to play the Kentucky Lottery?
You must be 18 or older to purchase lottery tickets and redeem your winnings.
How long do I have to collect my winnings?
You have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim your lottery winnings.
Where do Kentucky Lottery funds go?
Funds go toward educational access programs, including Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
What lottery games can I play in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, you can pick from 5 Card Cash, Cash Ball 225, Lucky for Life, Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
Are Kentucky Lottery prizes taxable?
Lottery winnings over $600 in Kentucky are subject to both state and federal taxes.
For prizes between $600 and $5,000, the Kentucky Lottery doesn’t withhold any taxes but issues the winner a W2 tax form. Federal and state taxes are withheld for all lottery prizes over $5,000.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery prize?
No. Claim forms in Kentucky are subject to open record requests. The Kentucky Lottery only releases the winner’s name when responding to records requests. There is no requirement for winners to participate in any publicity events after claiming a prize.
We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain anonymity.
Can I buy lottery tickets in advance?
Yes, you can buy advance lottery tickets for consecutive draws for some lottery games in Kentucky. See the Advanced Draws section for more details.
What happens if my ticket is damaged or lost?
The Kentucky Lottery is not responsible for lost or damaged tickets. Keep tickets in a safe place. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
Can I purchase Kentucky Lottery tickets by mail, phone, or online?
If you’re a resident of Kentucky, you can also play Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Fast Play, Lucky for Life, Cash Ball 225, Pick 3, Pick 4, and 5 Card Cash online. Otherwise, you must purchase your lottery tickets from a licensed lottery retailer.
Here’s the process for claiming Kentucky Lottery prizes.
For the updated list of retailers accepting prize claims up to $5,000 visit the Kentucky Lottery website.
In-person claims require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 937-8946 and select option 3.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket, a completed claim form, and a copy of your ID to:
Kentucky Lottery Corporation
ATTN: Claims – Dept. 100
Louisville, KY 40287-0001
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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