Kentucky Lottery Results

Latest Kentucky lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, CASH BALL ✔, QUICK BUCKS ✔, PICK 3 ✔, PICK 4 ✔, LUCKY FOR LIFE KY ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in Kentucky. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.

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Kentucky Lottery Games

Founded in December 1988, the first Kentucky Lottery draw took place in October the following year. The Kentucky Lottery offers a wide range of multi-jurisdictional and locally run games, including opportunities to win significant sums of money every day.

Proceeds from the Kentucky Lottery go to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which directly invests back into the state. Kentucky Lottery funds having been exclusively used to fund education initiatives since 1999.

Powerball

Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.

Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.

As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.

Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also available to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.

Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for those who prefer to play with random selections.

Keno

Keno has multiple entry and stake-based options, plus the opportunity to enhance the base prize by adding a prize multiplier.

Players must decide on how many numbers to match from 1 to 10, before choosing their respective numbers from between 1 and 80. Quick Picks are available for random selections. Participants must then choose a stake of $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10 or $20.

Players can also add a Multiplier to double their stake. This Multiplier is chosen before each draw, with prizes multiplying by 1 (no gain), 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times.

Finally, participants have the option to add Bulls-Eye to their ticket for the price of the original wager. Bulls-Eye players can win up to an additional $200,000, but prizes cannot be multiplied.

5 Card Cash

5 Card Cash is a two-part draw game based on poker. Entries cost $2.00 and are available via Quick Pick only.

The first part of 5 Card Cash is an instant-win game. If a ticket shows a winning poker hand, up to $5,000 can be won on the spot!

The ticket remains valid for the draw game, to win the jackpot by matching all five cards with those drawn.

Cash Ball 225

Cash Ball 225 is a straightforward lottery game with a similar structure to Powerball and Mega Millions, albeit with better odds but a far lower jackpot! Entry costs just $1.00.

Participants must choose four main numbers from 1 to 35 and a Cash Ball number from 1 to 25. Manual selections or Quick Picks are available for the main and Cash Ball numbers.

For an additional $1.00, players can add EZmatch to their ticket for the chance to win up to $500 on the spot.

Pick 4

Pick 4 has multiple entry options, with stakes costing $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00 or $5.00.

Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their stake equally between both options.

CASH POP

Cash Pop is a unique lottery in which every available number can be chosen to ensure a win, although doing this would result in a loss due to how game prizes are calculated.

To enter Cash Pop, choose up to 15 numbers between 1 and 15, followed by a $1.00, $2.00, $5.00 or $10 stake per number, for a ticket price that could be anything from $1.00 to $150!

The prize value is printed on the ticket at random during purchase, with a $150 entry winning as little as $50, while a stake of just $1 could win up to $250!

Pick 3

Pick 3 has multiple entry options, with stakes costing $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00 or $5.00.

Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their stake equally between both options.

Kentucky Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Kentucky lottery game.

Lottery Game MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Mega Millions 23:00 23:00
Powerball 23:00 23:00 23:00
Lucky for Life 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30 21:30
Keno Every four minutes
5 Card Cash 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00
Cash Ball 225 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00
Pick 4 13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
CASH POP Every four minutes
Pick 3 13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00
13:20
23:00

Kentucky Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life.

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Mega Millions 1 in 302,575,350 $40 million
Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 $40 million
Lucky for Life 1 in 30,821,472 $1,000 a day for life
($5.75 million if players take the lump-sum option)
Keno 1 in 8,911,711 $100,000
5 Card Cash 1 in 2,598,960 $250,000
Cash Ball 225 1 in 1,309,000 $225,000
Pick 4 1 in 10,000 $5,000
CASH POP 1 in 8,250 $250
Pick 3 1 in 1,000 $600

Kentucky Lottery Advance Play Options

Other than 5 Card Cash, all Kentucky Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.

Lottery Game No. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter
CASH POP Up to 5
Pick 3 Up to 7
Pick 4 Up to 7
Powerball Up to 15
Keno Up to 20
Cash Ball 225 Up to 21
Lucky for Life Up to 21
Mega Millions Up to 26

Kentucky Lottery Scratch-Offs

Scratch-offs have multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.

Kentucky Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $30, with jackpots ranging from $100 to $3 million!

Lower-priced games typically have winning odds of around 1 in 2.5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.

Scratch-offs are removed from sale as soon as all jackpots have been claimed, with players having a further six months to claim prizes.

Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Kentucky Lottery website .

Kentucky Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight taxes payable on Kentucky Lottery prizes.

Kentucky Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 29% on prizes over $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 5%
Federal Taxes 24%

Kentucky Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens and residents amount to 30% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Between $600 and $5,000 Federal Taxes 30%

Kentucky Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 35% on all prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 5%
Federal Taxes 30%

How to Claim Kentucky Lottery Payouts

There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in Kentucky.

Online players who win up to $599 have winnings automatically deposited into their online accounts.

Online players who win more than $599 will receive an email with instructions on how to make a claim.

Claiming procedures for all players who purchase physical tickets from authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers are outlined below.

Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed:

  • At all Kentucky Lottery retailers
  • By mail

Prizes between $600 and $5,000 can be claimed:

  • At selected Kentucky Lottery Retailers
  • At authorized Kentucky Lottery Cashing Agents or Super Cashing Agents
  • By mail

Prizes exceeding $5,001, and up to $25,000 , can be claimed:

  • At authorized Kentucky Lottery Cashing Agents or Super Cashing Agents
  • At Kentucky Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Prizes exceeding $25,001, and up to $99,999, can be claimed:

  • At Kentucky Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Prizes of $100,000 and over can only be claimed in person at Kentucky Lottery Headquarters.

All claims for prizes over $600, whether in-person or by mail, including all prizes claimed by mail, must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a completed Prize Claim Form and two forms of government-issued ID, one of which must be a photo ID.

How to Contact the Kentucky Lottery

Operator Games Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
Kentucky Lottery Powerball
Mega Millions
Keno
CASH POP
Lucky for Life
Cash Ball 225
Pick 3
Pick 4
5 Card Cash
https://www.kylottery.com/ Kentucky Lottery Corporation,
Claims - Dept. 100.
Louisville,
KY 40287-0001,
USA
1-800-937-8946

Which Kentucky Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

Although the value of the most lucrative Kentucky Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $3 million.

Can I buy Kentucky Lottery tickets online?

Yes, tickets for all Kentucky Lottery games are available online, apart from CASH POP and 5 Card Cash, which are exclusively sold at authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers.

How much tax is paid on Kentucky Lottery winnings?

Taxation on Kentucky Lottery winnings depends on player residency and citizenship.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 29% tax is levied on all Kentucky Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 5% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 30% state tax on all prizes of $600 to $5,000.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 35% tax on all prizes over $5,000, of which 5% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.

How do Kentucky Lottery winners get paid?

Some Kentucky lottery games pay in regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.

How long does it take to receive Kentucky Lottery winnings?

All prizes claimed in person at Kentucky Lottery Retailers, Cashing Agents or at Kentucky Lottery Headquarters are paid out the same day.

All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Although the Kentucky Lottery does not establish a specific timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings.

How is the $1,000 a day Lucky for Life jackpot paid out?

Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.

If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split equally between them.

Lucky for Life annuity payouts are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, so if the winner dies before receiving 20 years of payouts, the remaining payments will go to their estate.