Keno Fudge Jr., the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, said Wednesday that he’s confident the Delaware Lotteries and the state will win the Kentucky lottery ticket casting contest.
The Delaware Lotters, who have been working with Kentucky to determine whether they will be eligible for a ticket for the 2024-25 NBA draft, submitted a $500,000 offer in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Fudge said in a statement.
The winner will be announced Thursday, Furry said.
The lottery has been awarded a $1.3 million contract to the state.
Kentucky’s bid is expected to be announced soon.
The winning lottery ticket will be used to pay off the state’s $8 billion debt and help fund other priorities, Fiddle said.
Fudge added that the lottery could have a similar offer for other states if it’s determined to win the 2018-19 lottery.
Furry’s remarks came a day after Kentucky Gov.
Matt Bevin said that he will consider awarding a state lottery ticket for a possible NBA draft lottery.
Kentucky also has a history of hosting the lottery, hosting its first event in 1919 and the first NBA draft in 1992.