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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, Lexington’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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