|2 By 2|
|Pick 3 Midday|
|Pick 3 Evening|
|Lucky For Life|
About the Kansas Lottery
The Kansas Lottery began with a successful constitutional amendment in 1986, with the lottery officially forming in 1987.
Like some state lotteries (e.g., Connecticut, South Dakota, and Washington), the Kansas Lottery doesn’t focus on raising money for particular types of state programs. Instead, its profits go to Kansas’ general fund, for eventual distribution among various projects, including economic development, prison construction and maintenance, and local juvenile detention facilities.
Since 1987, the Kansas Lottery has raised over $1.8 billion for the state. Over $3.3 billion in prizes have also been paid out to winners over the years.
Kansas Lottery Tickets
You can buy Kansas Lottery tickets at any of the 1,700+ authorized retailers all over the state.
Can I buy KS Lottery tickets online?
No, you can only buy Kansas Lottery tickets in person. As with most states, Kansas forbids the sale of tickets through the internet, over the phone, or by fax and mail.
KS Lottery Tickets Payment Methods
Unlike many state lotteries (like Arkansas and Louisiana), Kansas allows players to buy tickets using debit and credit cards. Accepted payment methods will still depend on each retailer, but there are no laws prohibiting the use of particular payment methods to buy Kansas lottery tickets.
Kansas Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules
To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-48 and a Lucky Ball number from 1-18. Matching all 6 winning numbers nets you the jackpot, which is $1,000 a day for life.
Meanwhile, matching all 5 regular numbers but not the Lucky Ball will get you the second prize, which is $25,000 a year for life.
Lucky for Life draws take place every Monday and Thursday.
Lotto America is another multi-state game, and it’s one of the Kansas Lottery’s biggest draw games. The jackpot starts at $2 million and rolls over each draw until somebody wins.
To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-52 and another number (the Star Ball digit) from 1-10. Matching all six numbers snags you the jackpot prize.
You may also pay an additional $1 to activate the Star Ball Bonus, which multiplies any prize you win (except the jackpot) by the multiplier drawn for the day.
Lotto America draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
Super Kansas Cash is a thrice-weekly draw game with a starting jackpot of $100,000 that gets paid out in one lump sum by default. Players get two plays for a $1 bet.
To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-32 and another number from 1-25 (the Cash Ball). You must match all 6 winning draw numbers to hit the jackpot.
Super Kansas Cash draws are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Kansas Lottery Pick 3 draws run twice a day, with a fixed jackpot of $500 for each draw. However, your maximum prize depends on your chosen playstyle.
Players must select a number from 000 to 999 and a playstyle. To win the highest jackpot ($500), players must match the winning draw numbers in exact order.
You can choose from the following playstyles:
- Exact Order (Straight): You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
- Any Order (3-Way or 6-Way Box): You can match the winning numbers in any order.
Pick 3 draws are held twice a day at midday and in the evening.
Another multi-state game, the Kansas Lottery’s 2by2 game runs daily. Each draw carries a fixed jackpot of $22,000 that gets paid out in a lump sum by default.
To play, you must pick two numbers from 1-26 in your playslip’s Red area and another two digits from 1-26 in your playslip’s White area.
You can also double any prizes you win on Tuesday draws as long as you purchase a ticket for consecutive draws in multiples of 7 (e.g., 7 consecutive draws, 14 consecutive draws, and so on).
Kansas Lottery Game Schedules
|Lucky for Life||Mondays and Thursdays||9:38 PM|
|Lotto America||Wednesdays and Saturdays||10 PM|
|Super Kansas Cash||Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays||9:10 PM|
|Pick 3||Every day||1:10 PM and 9:10 PM|
|2by2||Every day||9:30 PM|
Notable Winners of Kansas Lotteries
Here are some of the Kansas Lottery’s notable winners for 2018 and 2019:
- A resident from Marshall County won Lucky for Life’s $1000/day for life jackpot in June 2018
- Louis Kronawitter, Jr. of Shawnee won $22,000 playing 2by2 with a free ticket
Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:
- Valerie McCutcheon of Newton won $75,000 playing Jewel Jackpot
- Justin Wagoner of Overland Park won $75,000 playing High Roller
- Charles Holt of Hugoton won $100,000 playing 100X Instant Cash
- Bill Wesley of Liberal won $25,000 in the Holiday Millionaire Raffle and $10,000 through 10X The Cash within the span of a month
Kansas Lottery Instant Games
Kansas Lottery Scratch-Off Instant Games
The Kansas Lottery runs multiple simultaneous scratch-off instant games at a variety of prices:
Prizes run up to $250,000 depending on the game you play.
Kansas Lottery Pull Tab Instant Games
Similar to scratch-off games, these work through tickets printed with random symbols. To win, your assigned symbols must match 3 from the set of winning ones printed on your ticket. Pull tab games come in $1 and $2 ticket variants.
Kansas Lottery Fast Play Games
The Kansas Lottery also offers two kinds of fast play games. These operate using the Keno model, so new winning numbers are drawn every 4 or 5 minutes depending on the game.
- Kansas Lottery Keno: Players choose how many “spots” they want to play and select numbers for each spot. They win prizes based on how many of their numbers match the winning digits.
- Kansas Lottery Racetrax: Like California’s Daily Derby, players bet on virtual horse races and win prizes depending on how many of their picks match the race’s winning horses.
Kansas Lottery Second Chances
What is Second Chance?
Second chance games give you another chance to win prizes with your non-winning draw game tickets or scratch cards. All you need to do is enter your non-winning tickets and wait for the draw outcomes. Which tickets are eligible, the frequency of second-chance draws and the prizes on offer all depend on the lottery operator.
To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.
How does Second Chance work for the KS Lottery?
Like many other state lotteries, the Kansas Lottery runs limited-time second-chance promotions. You must be part of the Kansas Lottery PlayOn Loyalty Program to join these promotions. Luckily, registration is free and can be done online through the Kansas Lottery PlayOn portal.
Information on the Kansas Lottery
Kansas Lottery Headquarters
You can find the Kansas Lottery Headquarters at 128 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603.
Kansas Lottery Customer Support
You can contact the Kansas Lottery through:
- Kansas Lottery HQ: (785) 296-5700
- Winning Numbers Hotline: 1-800-544-WINS(9467)
- Kansas Lottery PlayOn Support: support@PlayOnKansas.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas Lottery Social Accounts
You can get news and information through the Kansas Lottery’s official social media accounts:
Kansas Lottery Apps and Technology
The Kansas Lottery has a dedicated PlayOn app for Android and iOS mobile phones. You can’t play games directly through the app, but you can:
- Scan and enter tickets to drawings and other PlayOn promotions
- Earn PlayOn points by completing challenges
- Lottery retailer search based on your current location
- Find nearby retailers based on your location
- Set alerts for jackpots and upcoming draws