LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The search for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival Fanatic has officially begun!

The Festival Fanatic gets a VIP experience at nine different Derby Festival events and gets to flip the fireworks switch at Thunder Over Louisville as the Thundernator.

If you'd like to enter for a chance to be this year's Festival Fanatic, all you have to do is register any non-winning Kentucky Lottery ticket online at kylottery.com. The ticket needs to cost $5 or more. Each ticket you enter equals one entry.