Win Place Show

Kentucky Win Place ShowWin Place Show is a new Kentucky Lottery game launching in summer 2020. It will be based on live horse racing results - the first-ever daily game to combine lottery with the outcome of a real-time U.S. sporting event. Win Place Show will be a Kentucky-exclusive game, so you can only play it in the Bluegrass State.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in August at select Lottery retailers. The game had a high-performing trial run with the KY Lottery in March 2019 and ticket sales were due to begin statewide in April 2020, but the launch was delayed due to Covid-19.

How to Play

Win Place Show will be a three-number game with $2 tickets that will only be available as Quick Pick. Every day, a new race will be featured, with each ticket showing the numbers and names of three racehorses. Racetrack details will also be printed on the ticket, including track name, post time and race date.

The winning numbers are the numbers of the horses that finish in the top three. There are three ways to win:

  • First prize: Your numbers match the top three horses' numbers in EXACT order: first, second, and third.
  • Second prize: Your numbers match the top three horses' numbers in ANY order; for example third, first, and second.
  • Third prize (free ticket): Your numbers match any TWO of the top three horses' numbers in EXACT order - first and second OR second and third.

The official results of each race will be determined by the racetrack.

To check if you've won a prize, visit this page for the latest results just after the daily race finishes.

If your race gets cancelled or one of your horses scratches, you can get a new ticket for free from select retailers.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

The table below shows the estimated odds of winning a prize depending on how many horses are running.

The first and second prizes are not a fixed cash amount - how much you can win is based on the number of tickets sold (the prize pool) and how many winners are in the prize tier.

The first and second prize levels are pari-mutuel, so if there is more than one winner in a prize tier, the prize pool is divided equally among all winners on that level.

The third prize is a free ticket.

Win Place Show Prizes and Odds of Winning
Number of Horses First Prize Second Prize Third Prize (free ticket)
4 1:24 1:5 -
5 1:60 1:12 -
6 1:120 1:24 -
7 1:210 1:42 1:17.50
8 1:336 1:67 1:22.40
9 1:504 1:101 1:28.00
10 1:720 1:144 1:34.29
11 1:990 1:198 1:41.25
12 1:1,320 1:264 1:48.89
13 1:1,716 1:343 1:57.20
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