About Us

Our mission at the Kentucky Lottery is clear – we fuel imagination and fund education for ALL Kentuckians. This is done through lottery proceeds funding college scholarship and grant programs with over $5 Billion in funding since 1999, including every dime ever awarded in the popular KEES Scholarship program. In order to do this, our plan is based on a structure which represents our operation. 

Kentucky Lottery Strategic Pillars


The most important part of our structure is the top - Proceeds, represented by the scholarship and grant programs we fund. Supporting this top structure are four columns which represent our core elements:

  • Partners – retailers and vendors 
  • People – employees 
  • Principles – integrity
  • Products – games and delivery channels

All of these elements are then supported by the foundation of our organization, Performance (operational excellence). 


Our Core Values Are:

Our Core Values 

Integrity We do the right thing.

Accountability We are accountable to the Governor, the General Assembly, the people of the Commonwealth and to each other.

Social responsibility We are a good corporate citizen, giving back to the community.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion We value and respect our colleagues, our customers, and the communities we serve. Get more information here.

Teamwork We believe in collaboration and the strength of people coming together to achieve something great.

Innovation We embrace innovation, working to proactively see opportunities.

Fun We have fun at work and enjoy a positive work environment.