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The Kentucky Lottery was established in April 1989, after the voters of Kentucky passed the legislature of the Kentucky Lottery in November 1988. The Lottery first began its sale on April 4, 1989. The mission of the Kentucky Lottery is to fund education for the residents of Kentucky. The Lottery proceeds are used to fund college scholarships and grants for beneficiary programs. The Lottery is known to produce innumerable winners for games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky For Life, Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash Pop, KENO, Cash Ball 225, and many more.

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The Kentucky Lottery began in April 1989. Wallace G. Wilkinson, the then governor, touted the introduction of a state lottery in a heavily funded campaign that ended up being one of the biggest gubernatorial victories in Kentucky history.

The mission of the Kentucky Lottery is to fund education for all Kentuckians. This is done through lottery proceeds funding college scholarship and grant programs with over $3.3 billion in funding since 1999, including every dime ever awarded in the popular KEES Scholarship program.

Kentucky State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Grant and Scholarship programs to help defray Kentuckian's college educational costs

Kentucky State Lottery Contact Information

1011 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 560-1500

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