WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue September 4, 2012
Kentucky Lottery Changing with the Times
The Kentucky lottery plans to drop its nightly televised program and instead stream the drawings online. A lot has changed since the state lottery began more than two decades ago.
The Internet has overtaken newspapers, retailers, and the nightly show as the main source of lottery information. Lottery CEO Arch Gleason tells the Courier-Journal that more than half of Kentucky players say they use the Internet to find their winning numbers. Effective September 26th, the drawings will be streamed online and then archived on the Kentucky Lottery website at kylottery.com.
Kentucky is following the lead of other state lotteries, including Indiana and Tennessee. Gleason says states that have ended the broadcasts have not seen a major decline in ticket sales.