Kentucky Lottery Information

Learn about all the exciting games offered in the Bluegrass State, including Cash Ball 225, Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash Pop and more. You'll also find a draw schedule, details of how to claim a prize, and a little KY Lottery history. To check winning numbers for your favorite games, just follow the links on the left menu or Quick Jump links below.

Next Estimated Jackpot:
$60 Million
Time left to buy tickets
Buy Tickets

Buying Kentucky Lottery Tickets

People living outside of the USA cannot currently take part in Kentucky's in-state games, but they can get involved with Powerball and Mega Millions draws. Get more information about playing online.

Kentucky Lottery Drawing Schedule

Get the drawing details for the most popular games in KY, including how late you can buy tickets.

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 10:00 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Daily 10:38 PM 9:31 PM
Cash Ball 225 Daily 11:00 PM 10:55 PM
Kentucky 5 Daily 11:00 PM 10:55 PM
Pick 3 Daily 1:20 PM & 11:00 PM 1:20 PM & 10:55 PM
Pick 4 Daily 1:20 PM & 11:00 PM 1:20 PM & 10:55 PM
Cash Pop Daily Every four minutes -
Keno Daily Every four minutes -
*Times are shown in ET.

Playing Kentucky Lottery Games

The Kentucky Lottery offers three multi-state games – Powerball, Mega Millions and Lucky for Life - as well as a number of their own state games.

Cash Ball 225

Cash Ball is the Kentucky Lottery's premier in-state game, giving players a shot at a $225,000 jackpot. They can also add on the EZMatch option for a chance to win an extra prize of up to $500 on the spot.

Kicker was a supplementary game, alongside the main Cash Ball draw, that cost an additional 50 cents or $1 to play and gave players a chance to win up to $10,000. Cash Ball Kicker was played in Kentucky from 14th April 2010 to 7th January 2017.

Pick 3

Pick 3 offers a top prize of $600, draws twice a day (Midday and Evening), and a choice of wager types so you can find your favorite play style.

Pick 4

Pick 4 has plenty of chances to win a range of great prizes, including a top prize of $5,000 - there are two draws every day and multiple wager types.

Cash Pop

Cash Pop offers draws every four minutes daily, so the opportunity to hit a payout is never far away. The single-number game features a choice of wagers, prizes of up to $2,500, and great odds of winning.

Kentucky 5

Kentucky 5 is the newest KY lottery game. The game offers a jackpot of at least $40,000 and can grow a minimum of $5,000 each day until it is won. Draws takes place daily at 11:00 PM ET / 10:00 PM CT.

Other Games

Other popular Kentucky Lottery games include:

  • Keno - With draws every four minutes, this game offers lots of thrills with a top prize of $100,000, which can be increased up to 10 times with the Multiplier add-on - or try the Bulls-Eye option for the chance to win an extra prize.
  • Fast Play - Four games with instant cash prizes that can be multiplied up to 50 times, plus a rolling $10,000 minimum jackpot that can be won on the spot.
  • Scratch-Offs - For fans of instant gratification, pick up scratch-offs from authorized Kentucky Lottery retailers. Games cost between $1 and $25 and can pay out six-figure cash prizes! Why not try one today and see if you have what it takes to win big?

Retired Games

5 Card Cash ended on March 26, 2022. 5 Card Cash was a poker-style game that combined two ways to win on each ticket with a top prize of $100,000.

Win Place Show has ended following the final race on January 23, 2021. Players may claim prizes within 180 days of the winning race. Free / replacement tickets may be redeemed for $2.00. Win Place Show was a daily KY-exclusive game launched in August 2020 and based on live horse racing results, a lottery first.

Quick Bucks drawings took place every day at 11pm ET. Players had the chance to hit a $50,000 top prize, 1 in 4 overall odds of winning a prize, and the Wheel Bet option that guaranteed a win. The game ended on March 14th 2020 but prizes can still be claimed until 180 days have passed after the final draw.

Claiming Kentucky Lottery Prizes

All winning tickets will expire 180 days after the date of the drawing. Any prizes won on scratch-off tickets will expire 180 days after the game's announced date of closure.

All prizes up to $99,999 may be claimed by mail - see below for details. Here are other ways to claim:

  • Prizes worth $600 or less can be redeemed by visiting an authorized retailer
  • Prizes worth above $600 and up to $5,000 can be claimed at an Authorized or Super Cashing Agent, Lexington Regional Office or Lottery Headquarters in Louisville
  • Any prize that's over $5,000 and up to $25,000 may be claimed at a Super Cashing Agent, Lexington Regional Office, or Louisville Headquarters
  • If you're lucky enough to win over $25,000 and up to $99,999, go to the Lexington Regional Office or Louisville Headquarters

Prizes of $100,000 and up must be claimed at Louisville Lottery Headquarters.

Won $5,000 or more? The prize money will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and a Kentucky state tax of six percent.

For any questions on claiming a prize, please call the lottery at 502-560-1500.

Claim a prize by mail

To redeem your prize of up to $99,999 by mail, please send the following documents:

  1. Completed original winning ticket
  2. Completed claim form
  3. Copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license

Make a copy of your signed ticket and claim form and send the originals to:

Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Claims - Dept. 100
Louisville, KY 40287-0001

History of the Kentucky Lottery

The Kentucky Lottery got its start in November 1988 when a vote showed that citizens were ready to have a state lottery of their own. On December 16th, the laws that created the Commission were approved by Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson.

The first Kentucky Lottery tickets went on sale on April 4th, 1989 and by the end of the day retailers had sold over $5 million in tickets for two instant games. Powerball tickets went on sale in April 1992 after Lotto*America was retired and the state joined Mega Millions in January 2010.

Today, the Kentucky Lottery Commission has raised over $4.1 billion for educational initiatives in the state. Since 1999 alone over $2.2 billion has been allocated to scholarships, tuition grants and college programs across Kentucky. Thanks to lottery players, students from Alexandria to Winchester have been able to stay in-state to fulfill their dreams of earning a higher education.