Kentucky Lottery: Results, Winning Numbers, and General Information

By Milo Cruz
Last Updated: March 18, 2019

About the Kentucky Lottery

Kentucky Lottery logo

The Kentucky Lottery began in April 1989 following a November vote from the previous year. Their mission is to support education for all Kentuckians, which they fulfill by funding college scholarships and grant programs. Since 1999, the Kentucky Lottery has raised more than $3.3 Billion towards this mission, with all that money having been directed to the state’s Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Scholarship program.

Kentucky Lottery Tickets

Kentucky Lottery tickets are available at more than 3,100 authorized retailers across the state.

Winning tickets are valid for 180 days after the drawing or game’s end date (for scratch-offs).

Can I buy KY Lottery tickets online?

Yes, you can purchase Kentucky Lottery tickets through the official website and mobile app, but only for certain games. Currently, only Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky For Life, Cash Ball 225, Keno, and certain instant games can be played online.

Kentucky Lottery Games and Drawing Schedule

Cash Ball 225

Cash Ball 225 is unique to Kentucky and has daily draws. It features a top prize of $225,000, and seven other prize tiers. To play, players must pick 4 numbers from 1 to 35, and an additional Cash Ball number from 1 to 25.

Cash Ball 225 has daily draws at approximately 11:00 PM ET.

Lucky For Life

In Lucky For Life, players vie for the chance to win up to $1,000 every day for life! And with a secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life, it’s easy to see why the game is so popular. To play, just pick 5 numbers from 1 to 48, and an additional Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

Lucky For Life has drawings every Monday and Thursday at approximately 10:35 PM ET.

Quick Bucks

Quick Bucks is another game that can only be played in Kentucky. It features a top prize of $50,000 and with the Wheel Bet feature, guarantees you a minimum prize of $2 every time. To play, choose 4 numbers from 1 to 31, and a Kentucky Ball number from 1 to 5. After picking your numbers, the computer will assign the order of your chosen numbers. You can win by matching the draw in exact order or in any order. The Wheel Bet feature lets you play your numbers 5 times, while playing all 5 possible Kentucky Ball numbers for you.

Quick Bucks has daily draws at approximately 11:00 PM ET.

5 Card Cash

5 Card Cash combines lotto with Poker. There’s two ways to win – instantly and through matching the nightly draw. Buy a ticket, and the computer will automatically print out a hand of 5 cards from a standard Poker deck. If you form any winning hands, you can win up to $5,000 instantly. You can also match the draw and win up to $100,000.

5 Card Cash has daily drawings at approximately 11:00 PM ET.


Keno is game that lets you choose how many numbers you want to play. You can pick from 1 to 10 numbers from a pool of 80, and with the Bulls-Eye feature enabled, you can win up to $300,000.

Keno is drawn every day every 4 minutes.

Pick 3

In Pick 3, players must pick a set of 3 single-digit numbers from 0 to 9. There are several ways to play and win – by matching the draw in exact or any order, by pair play, by 1-off play, and more. Pick 3 has a top prize of $600.

Pick 3 has twice-a-day drawings, the first at 1:20 PM ET, and the second at 11:00 PM ET.

Pick 4

In Pick 4, players must pick a set of 4 single-digit numbers from 0 to 9. There are several ways to play and win – by matching the draw in exact or any order, by pair play, by 1-off play, and more. Pick 4 has a top prize of $5,000.

Here’s a rundown of the Kentucky Lottery’s weekly schedule:

Cash Ball 225Daily11:00 PM
Lucky For LifeMondays and Thursdays10:35 PM
Quick BucksDaily11:00 PM
5 Card CashDaily11:00 PM
KenoDailyEvery 4 minutes
Pick 3Daily1:20 PM, 11:00 PM
Pick 4Daily1:20 PM, 11:00 PM

Notable Winners of Kentucky Lotteries

Here are some big-time winners of the Kentucky Lottery:

  • Kevin Varney from Paris, KY won $225,000 last November 23, 2018, playing Cash Ball 225 over the internet
  • Zikret Hasic from Bowling Green, KY won $200,000 last February 21, 2019, playing the instant game $10 Solid Gold Doubler
  • An unnamed winner who bought their Lucky For Life ticket in Louisville, KY won $25,000 a year for life last January 3, 2019
  • Another unnamed winner who bought their 5 Card Cash ticket in Bledsoe, KY won $100,000 last October 7, 2018

Kentucky Lottery Scratch-Offs

Kentucky Lottery instant games, also known as scratch-offs, are available at different price points. Tickets range from $1 all the way up to $30. The top prize for the most lucrative games can reach a whopping $3 million!

Kentucky Lottery instant games scratch offs

Kentucky Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?

Second chance drawings are promotional events that the Kentucky Lottery occasionally offer. These special drawings give players the opportunity to submit their non-winning draw and scratch-off tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes. Prizes can vary, with cash and travel packages being the most common.

How does Second Chance work for the KY Lottery?

To participate in any promotional second chance drawings offered by the Kentucky Lottery, a player must first create an account with the Kentucky Lottery Fun Club. From there, they are free to join any drawings that are available at the time.

Information on the Kentucky Lottery

Kentucky Lottery Office

The Kentucky Lottery is headquartered in Louisville, and has a second office in Lexington.

Louisville Headquarters1011 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
M-F 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Lexington Bluegrass OfficeFortune Business Center
961 Beasley Street
Suite 110
Lexington KY 40509
M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Kentucky Lottery Customer Support

If you’d like to get in touch with Kentucky Lottery representatives, you may contact them through the following channels:

  • Winning numbers hotline: 502-583-2000
  • Customer service hotline: 877-789-4532
  • Email:

Kentucky Lottery Social Accounts

For regular updates, you can also follow the Kentucky Lottery on any of their social media accounts:

Kentucky Lottery Apps and Technology

Take the Kentucky Lottery with you, wherever you go. Download the official Kentucky Lottery mobile app from the Apple App Store (for iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices).

Kentucky Lottery mobile app Android iOS

The Kentucky Lottery App lets you:

  • Scan your tickets to find winners
  • Purchase lottery tickets for certain draw and instant games
  • Check the latest jackpots and winning numbers
  • Enter second chance drawings
  • Manage your player account and winnings
  • Find the nearest retailers
  • and more

Kentucky Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

Want to find out what the current Kentucky Lottery winning numbers are? You can visit Lottery USA for more up-to-date information on the latest Kentucky Lottery results. There you’ll find news on all Kentucky Lottery draw games – including winning draws, jackpot size, next drawing dates, and more.