LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Lottery has introduced a new type of lottery game never before seen in the Commonwealth. Fast Play is a new series of games that are printed from a lottery terminal (like a Powerball or Pick 3 ticket), yet instead of waiting for a drawing to take place, players immediately know if they’ve won a prize.
With Fast Play, there is no playslip to fill out or numbers to pick – players just let a clerk at their local lottery retailer know they’d like a Fast Play ticket, and it’s immediately printed at the terminal. Fast Play games can also be purchased from select Kentucky Lottery vending machines.
The first series of Fast Play games available for purchase is the Times the Cash family, offered in a $1, $2, $5 and $10 price point. To play, match your numbers to the winning numbers printed on the ticket and instantly win the prize below that match. Win the rolling jackpot by finding the word “jackpot” under one of your matches.
The rolling jackpot starts at $10,000, grows with every Fast Play ticket sold, and has the current jackpot amount printed on each ticket. Unlike draw games that can only be won at specific times when drawings take place, Fast Play jackpots can be won as soon as a ticket is purchased. The Fast Play jackpot is only winnable in Kentucky and unlike the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot, is not shared with other states.
The amount of the jackpot to be won depends on the price point purchased by the player – the $1 ticket wins 10% of the jackpot, the $2 wins 20%, the $5 wins 50%, and the $10 wins 100% of the jackpot.
“Fast Play games work like Scratch-offs, in that you immediately know if you’ve won a prize,” saidTom Delacenserie, Kentucky Lottery president and CEO. “This is an innovative new way to play that’s been very successful in other states, and we think players in Kentucky will really enjoy the new way to win.”