o The largest lottery jackpot awarded (to date) in Kentucky history is claimed by a Georgetown couple. Rob and Tuesday Anderson won after a clerk at the Pro Stop Marathon incorrectly printed a Powerball ticket for Rob on Christmas Eve. The mistake ticket ended up hitting the game’s $128.6 million jackpot.
o Kentucky begins sales of Mega Millions. On the 31 st, the KLC joined 33 states in the U.S. selling both Mega Millions and Powerball tickets for the first time ever.
o The KLC becomes the first lottery in the U.S. to receive level 2 certification from the World Lottery Association’s responsible gaming framework. The certification was awarded by a panel of international social responsibility experts who review the KLC’s “Play Responsibly” program.
o After an extensive year-long procurement process, GTECH Corporation of Rhode Island was named the apparent successful offeror for the KLC’s online game system and communications network. GTECH was also set to provide 600 combined scratch-off and online vending machines as a part of the deal. Scientific Games of Georgia was named apparent successful offeror for the KLC’s primary scratch-off ticket contract, with GTECH Printing Corporation and Pollard Banknote named as apparent successful offerors for secondary scratch-off contracts.
o A record-breaking $214.3 million was returned by the KLC to the Commonwealth in Fiscal Year 2010. This was achieved even in light of lottery sales dropping $38 million or 4.7% during the same period. The $214.3 million surpasses the previous record set last year by $9.9 million or 4.8%. Total sales ended the year at $772.5 million, which is a decline of $38 million compared with the record-breaking sales figure posted in FY09.
o A guaranteed $1 million Mega Millions secondary prize via the Megaplier feature was added to the game.
o Knott County native and Louisville resident Muncie Meade became the KLC’s 18th Powerball winner, picking up a $19.12 million check from the December 11th drawing. guaranteed $1 million Mega Millions secondary prize via the Megaplier feature was added to the game.