How To Claim
Jackpot winners must file their claim at Kentucky Lottery
Headquarters in Louisville (1011 West Main Street).
The Kentucky Lottery does not offer a subscription service.
Kentucky Lottery proceeds go to college
grant, scholarship and literacy programs. These include the popular
merit-based KEES scholarship program, as well as the need-based
College Access Program (CAP) and Kentucky Tuition Grants (KTG). The
Kentucky Lottery has contributed more than $1,000,000,000 for
need-based grant and merit-based scholarship programs since 1998. The
KLC also contributes $3 million annually to adult literacy development
programs and "Read to Achieve," an early childhood reading
program. Since its inception in 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has sent
more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth. More information about
Kentucky Lottery-funded college scholarships and grants can be found
Retailer Bonus Structure
There is a standard 5% sales commission and a 1% cashing bonus. If
a retailer sells a ticket that wins the Mega Millions jackpot, they
will receive 1% of sales in Kentucky during the jackpot run that
produced the winning ticket (up to $100,000).
6% state and 25% federal tax is automatically withheld for any
prize payment of more than $600.
State Fun Facts
The largest jackpot ever awarded by the Kentucky Lottery was on
January 6th, when Rob and Tuesday Anderson of Georgetown won $128.6
million. Kentucky has been participating in multi-state games since
January 1991, when the Commonwealth joined the Lotto America game
(which later became Powerball).