o On March 15 the Kentucky Lottery launches an additional midday drawing for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games giving players two chances per day to play.
o From March 16 through April 4 the Kentucky Lottery goes on a statewide tour to commemorate the lottery’s ten-year anniversary in April. Lottery executives and staff traveled to all seven lottery regions statewide to spread the message “Ten Years of Winning.”
o The Kentucky Lottery Corporation celebrates its 10th Anniversary! The statewide anniversary tour ends with a celebration at the Galleria Mall in downtown Louisville.
o On June 5 Cash 5 expands to seven days per week and offers players a choice of continuing to receive one play per dollar, or increase their chances but play for smaller prizes by receiving two 50 cent plays for each dollar they spend. This allows players to continue to play for the $100,000 top prize on a $1 play or play for a $50,000 top prize on 50 cent plays.
o On June 30 the KLC ends Fiscal Year 1999 with another then-record benefit to the state, $159.5 million. Of this sum, $153.8 million went to the General Fund and $5.7 million went to the Kentucky Housing Corporation's Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This 6th consecutive year of record dividends were accomplished on sales of $583.5 million, the second highest total in KLC history.
o The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority starts issuing the first of 30,000 post-secondary education grants to Kentucky college students from funds received from the Kentucky Lottery under Senate Bill 21 passed in the 1998 General Assembly and signed by the Governor. These are the first of hundreds of thousands of grants and scholarships to be issued to Kentucky students from Lottery funds in the future.
o On November 1 the Affordable Housing Trust Fund starts issuing funds received from the Kentucky Lottery's unclaimed prize fund in FY '99 for the construction of 1,000 units of housing for needy Kentuckians.