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Playing the Kentucky Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
Kentucky's Powerball lottery can be a fun way to spend a few dollars. Whether you purchase your Kentucky Power Ball ticket for yourself of for a friend, no one can deny the excitement that arises as you watch the winning Kentucky Powerball numbers being drawn one by one. With Kentucky Powerball, you can win more than six hundred million dollars if you choose all six of the right numbers, making it one of the largest lottery drawings in the country.

How to Play the Kentucky Powerball Lottery

To play Kentucky lottery Powerball, you must choose five numbers between one and five, and one number between one and forty-two. The number between one and forty-two is known as the Powerball. If you match the Powerball and all five of the other balls, you will be a KY Powerball jackpot winner. If you match all five but not the Powerball, you will still win two hundred thousand dollars, which certainly would be an exciting win.

Kentucky Powerball Options

For one dollar, you buy one chance at the KY Powerball jackpot. However, you can purchase up to five plays at a time on one ticket. You can also pay an extra dollar to participate in the Kentucky Lottery Powerball Power Play option. When you pay an extra dollar, your winnings will be multiplied by two, three, four or five, depending on the number drawn. Multiplying your prize winnings applies to every Kentucky Powerball prize except for the jackpot. This means that if you play the Power Play option and you win the two hundred thousand dollar prize, you could double, triple, quadruple or even quintuple your winnings! Many Kentucky Powerball players see the Power Play option as a game in and of itself.

No matter how you choose to play Kentucky lottery Powerball, you will be sure to have a good time as long as you play responsibly and do not get too caught up in the idea of winning the jackpot.

Where Does The Money Go?

Since it started in 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has earned over $2.5 billion for Kentucky's state treasury. Since1999, the Kentucky Lottery has provided over $950 million to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Program, the College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program. In addition to the $950 million for college grants and scholarships, $24 million has gone to Kentucky's Early Childhood Reading Incentive Fund. Also, $21 million supported the Kentucky Housing Corporation's Affordable Housing Trust Fund from 1999 - 2003. The Kentucky Lottery also set aside $32 million in the early 1990's as a one-time bonus for Kentucky Vietnam veterans. So, when you play the Kentucky lottery, you're not only having a good time but helping a good cause.

Buy Kentucky Powerball Tickets

To play the Kentucky Lottery or any other lottery tickets, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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