The Kansas Lottery is a state agency supervised by the Executive Director Stephen Durrell and overseen by a five-person Lottery Commission that consults with and advises the Executive Director.
In November of 1986, Kansas voters approved a constitutional amendment which created the Kansas lottery. The KS Lottery, a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association is headquartered in Topeka KS and was founded on November 12th, 1987.
The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce revenue for the state through its lottery games which include $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20, and $30 scratch tickets and $1 and $2 instant games. For ticket games, the Kansas Lottery has Powerball with an optional PowerPlay, Mega Millions with an optional Megaplier, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Super Kansas Cash, Pick 3 Midday and Evening, 2by2, Keno and Racetrax draw games which are all sold at over 1,750 retail locations throughout the state of Kansas.
In FY 2022, the Lottery's fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30, 2022, produced nearly $313 million in sales, $ 191,473,867 in game prizes, $80,154,659 transferred to the state and $18,402,762 in retailer earnings.
Here are the taxes withheld for lottery winners who present a tax ID or Social Security number when claiming a prize in Kansas.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||5%|
If the winner does not provide a tax ID or a Social Security number, the taxes withheld are as follows.
|Over $600||State Tax||5%|
Yes, you can use a debit or credit card to purchase lottery tickets in the state of Kansas. It’s left up to each store or corporation to accept them or not. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted for payment at vending machines throughout the state.
The Kansas Lottery proceeds go to the State Gaming Revenues Fund and then gets distributed to various other funds. The Kansas Legislature determines how the money is distributed.
Lottery winners have millions of dollars’ worth of lottery winnings unclaimed in Kansas, according to the Kansas Lottery. Prizes ranging from just a few thousand to million-dollar prizes are still waiting for someone to claim them a year after they were won. This includes the recent Powerball jackpot prize of $92,900,000 won on Nov. 19.
Unfortunately, Kansas state law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets online. You can purchase tickets in person from a licensed Kansas Lottery retailer.
No. You can only cash tickets in the state that you purchased them even if the games are played in other states i.e., Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, etc.
Kansas lottery players must be 18 years of age or older to purchase and redeem lottery prizes in Kansas.
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to play or to claim a prize. Non-residents will be required to provide an address and they will have to pay state taxes and federal taxes. The rates are 30 percent of the prize amount (25 percent Federal, 5 percent State) which will be automatically deducted for mandatory income withholding taxes.
Yes, you can remain anonymous if you hit the KS Lottery. If you win a prize in Kansas, you may request that your identity not be released publicly, which provides safety and security.
You can pick up a claim forms at all retailers, the Kansas Lottery office in Topeka, or you may download a claim form here: Download Claim Form.
The first thing is to sign the back of the ticket and keep it a safe and secure place. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments and if it is not signed and someone finds the lottery ticket and signs it, they can claim the prizes or jackpot prize if you won the jackpot.
The Powerball jackpot was won in Kansas on Saturday night for the first time since 2012! The winning numbers in the November 19 Powerball drawing were 7 – 28 – 62 – 63 – 64 Powerball 10. The grand top prize jackpot in the drawing was $92,900,000 for the annuity option or $47,309,601 for the cash option.
The winning ticket was sold in Northeast Kansas. This region includes the following counties: Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Atchison, Geary, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Osage, Douglas, Franklin, Miami, Morris, and the northern half of Lyon counties.
In Kansas, winners have the option to remain anonymous when claiming a prize. This prevents the store that the winning ticket was sold in from being announced until after the prize is claimed for security purposes. The retailer is eligible for a selling bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Powerball, Lotto America and 2by2 are Multi-State Lottery Association games. Powerball and Lotto America drawings take place in Tallahassee, Florida. 2by2 drawings take place in Des Moines, Iowa using a random generator. Mega Million drawings are done in Atlanta, Georgia and Lucky for Life drawings are held in Hartford, Connecticut. The drawings for Super Kansas Cash, pick 3, Keno and Racetrax are done in Topeka, Kansas using a random generator.
Unfortunately, employees and family members of lottery employees cannot buy lottery tickets or claim a winning ticket in the state of Kansas.
If you get one number on your Powerball ticket that is not the Powerball number, you do not win anything. If you get the Powerball number, you will win $2.
128 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
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