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o       Governor Wallace G. Wilkinson appoints the Kentucky Lottery Commission to develop a draft for the creation of a lottery in Kentucky.
November 5
o       More than a million Kentuckians vote on the lottery referendum. The measure passes with 60 percent of the votes in favor of creating a lottery.
December 16
o       Legislation creating the lottery is signed by the Governor. The Kentucky Lottery is the first lottery in the United States implemented as a corporation.