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Kentucky Lottery General Information

The Kentucky Lottery plays four state drawn game - Pick 3 (with midday and evening draws), Pick 4 (with midday and evening drawss), and Kentucky Cash Ball. Plus, three multiple-state games - Powerball, Mega Millions, and Decades of Dollars. Compared to other states, the Kentucky Lottery offers an average variety of lottery games.

Kentucky Lottery winning numbers are drawn by mechanical machines and live Kentucky Lottery drawings can be watched at the Kentucky lottery official web site.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Kentucky Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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Kentucky Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Kentucky lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Pick 3 DayEveryday except Sunday1:25 p.m
Pick 3 EveningEveryday11 p.m
Pick 4 DayEveryday except Sunday1:25 p.m
Pick 4 EveningEveryday11 p.m
Kentucky Cash BallEveryday except Sunday11 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday11 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday11 p.m
Decades of DollarsMonday and Thursday11 p.m.


Kentucky Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each Kentucky lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Pick 3Select 3-digits 000 to 999$6001 in 1,000

Pick 4Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999$5,0001 in 10,000

Kentucky Cash BallSelect 4 numbers, 1 through 33
+ 1 Cashball number, 1 through 31
$200,0001 in 1,268,520
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 35
$40,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,223,510
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
Decades of DollarsSelect 6 numbers, 1 through 47

$250,000/year for 30 years, or $4,000,0001 in 10,737,573

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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Kentucky Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Kentucky lottery games.

  • Kentucky Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Kentucky Lottery tickets should not be purchased over the phone and cannot be legally purchased over the Internet. Buy your tickets in person only from authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers
  • The ticket, not the playslip, shall be the only valid proof of the selections made and the only valid instrument for claiming a prize.
  • Always check your purchases. Tickets for games which have the numbers drawn, except for Powerball, Mega Millions, and Win For Life, can be canceled within 30 minutes of purchase and before draw-break.
  • Always sign your name to the back of your ticket(s). This will help protect your claim in the event you win.

You can see the Kentucky Lottery FAQ page,
or Kentucky Lottery PLAY IT SMART page



Claiming Prizes of the Kentucky Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Kentucky lottery,

  • Kentucky Lottery players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize. If a prize is not claimed within 180 days, it goes to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) reserve fund.
  • You may claim prizes in person or by mail.
  • Prizes up to $600 may be claimed at any Kentucky Lottery retailer.
  • Prizes over $600 will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and you will receive a W2-G for tax purposes
  • Never allow a retailer to charge you a fee, commission, or tax for cashing your ticket(s). If this occurs, contact the Kentucky Lottery Division of Security immediately.
  • Prizes up to $5,000 may be claimed at any authorized Kentucky Lottery Cashing Agent. Call the Kentucky Lottery's Customer Service Department at (502) 560-1500 for the cashing agent nearest you.
  • Prizes up to $25,000 may only be claimed at the Madisonville, Prestonsburg, or Lexington regional offices or the Louisville Corporate Headquarters.
  • Prizes over $25,000 must be claimed at the Kentucky Lottery Corporate Headquarters located at 1011 West Main Street in Louisville.
  • All Kentucky Lottery prizes are subject to state and federal income taxes.

For further information and for procedures on how to claim your prize by mail, please see the Kentucky lottery How to Claim page

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Where do the Kentucky Lottery profits go?

Kentucky Lottery profits go to college grants and scholarships.

The Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Program, the College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program are the main beneficiaries of the Kentucky Lottery.

More information can be found at: here



Information on Each Kentucky Lottery Game

Further information on each Kentucky lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


Disclaimer

US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Kentucky Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from Kentucky Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

Pick 3      Pick 4      Cash Ball      Powerball      Mega Millions      Decades of Dollars

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Kentucky lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Pick 3
- Pick 3 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Pick 4
- Pick 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Cash Ball
- Cash Ball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Kicker
- Kicker Game
- Winning Numbers
- Yearly Calendar
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Decades of Dollars
- Decades of Dollars Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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