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Turfland Mall lottery kiosk, 1991

Posted on July 6, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

People waited in line on June 29, 1991, at a Kentucky Lottery kiosk in Lexington’s Turfland Mall to buy lottery tickets for what was then a record $10 million jackpot. There were record sales for Lotto Kentucky leading up to the Saturday drawing. The kiosk had a steady stream of customers all day, including 20 people waiting in line before the booth opened. A 73-year-old great-grandmother from Missouri was the lone winner, picking the six numbers at random. She received 20 annual checks for $380,000, after taxes. The lottery started in Kentucky two years earlier, a cornerstone of Gov. Wallace Wilkinson’s tenure. The Kentucky Lottery set a new sales record in fiscal 2017, exceeding $1 billion in a single fiscal year for the first time since it began operating in 1989. Turfland Mall, Lexingtonā€™s first enclosed shopping space when it opened in 1967, closed in 2008. Click here to see other images of the shopping destination from our archives. Photo by Janet Worne | Staff

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