Kentucky Lottery announces first-ever lottery game based on live horse racing

Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 17, 2020

(LEX 18) — You can now bet on horse racing results through the Kentucky Lottery.

Win Place Show is now on sale. The game revolves around Kentucky's signature thoroughbred industry, featuring races from across the country.

For each drawing, players are randomly assigned three racehorse names and numbers on their ticket for the featured race that day. Results are based on the official results of that day's race and the order of finish of the horses on their ticket.

Since the horses are randomly assigned with each drawing, there is no skill involved and it is considered a lottery game.

The first and second prize levels are based on that day's sales for the game. If there is more than one winner in a prize tier, the prize pool is divided equally among all winners on that level.

Players can find out if they've won by watching the featured race for that day on the Win Place Show mobile app (available for download on all Apple and Android products), by checking the website, or by scanning the QR code on the ticket while using the mobile app.

The game is projected to sell $2 million in tickets this fiscal year.