Kentucky (KY) Lottery Drawing Schedules, Official Site, Contacts
Kentucky (KY) Lottery General Information
March 1989 The Kentucky Lottery's Board of Directors and officials decide to launch the Kentucky Lottery with two instant
games, rather than the traditional one.
Beginner's Luck, a $1 game with a $1,000 top prize is approved. And Kentucky Derby Dreamstakes, a $2 game based on the Kentucky
Derby, is also approved. The Dreamstakes ticket is supported with a promotion that will make one lucky player the Lottery's
April 4, 1989 On the first day of Kentucky Lottery sales, over 5,000 licensed retailers sell more that $5 million in tickets.
The then-Governor Wallace Wilkinson purchased the first Kentucky Lottery ticket and he and the then-KLC President Frank Keener
flew around the state to various retailers to celebrate the first day of sales.