o “Fun and Games,” the KLC’s weekly game show hits the airwaves on nine TV stations in Kentucky and surrounding states. Contestants compete for cash prizes by wagering on stunts performed by members of the studio audience.
o On April 4, the KLC celebrates its first year with $266 million in sales, $66 million more than projected. Lottery directors and officials join Governor Wilkinson in Frankfort to celebrate.
o The KLC announces that LOTTO KENTUCKY will be extended to two drawings per week, Wed. and Sat. nights.
o Pull-tab games are introduced. They cost 25¢ and 50¢ each with prizes ranging from 25¢ to $125.
o Jim Hosker is appointed the second president of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Hosker joins the KLC after leaving the Massachusetts Lottery, the most successful lottery in the U.S. in per capita sales.