KY Lottery launches new lotto-style daily jackpot game

November 27, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated November 26, 2022 | 2:27 pm

The Kentucky Lottery has launched a new daily draw game called Kentucky 5, with a minimum jackpot of $40,000. It costs $1 per ticket and is played similarly to a lotto-style game where players try to match numbers drawn by the lottery.  

The jackpot starts at $40,000 and if not won, will roll a minimum of $5,000 each day until there is a winner. The jackpot will then reset to $40,000. The Kentucky 5 jackpot is only winnable in Kentucky. 

Tickets can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery’s retailers. The game will also be available to play online soon.

Players will select five numbers from 1 to 39. To win the game’s jackpot, players must match all five of their numbers to the five numbers drawn by the lottery. In addition to the jackpot, the game has two other ways to win. Players can match three numbers to win $5 or match four numbers to win $250. 

Kentucky 5 also offers a chance for players to multiply their winnings. For an additional $1 per Kentucky 5 play, players can purchase the “Xtra” feature to increase their prize amount (excluding the jackpot). Winnings for matching three or four numbers can be multiplied by two to five times, depending on the “Xtra” number drawn. With “Xtra” players can also win $2 by matching two numbers.  

Drawings take place every night at 10 p.m. CT.  

“Our players love jackpots, and we hear often that they want a game that is just played in  Kentucky,” Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Mary Harville said in a release. “We’ve developed a game our players will enjoy playing, and those additional sales will benefit students. This will be a win-win for Kentucky.” 

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November 27, 2022 | 12:08 am

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