NJ Lottery workers being sickened by moldy Sandy scratch-off tickets, employee claims
Some New Jersey Lottery employees got a little more to scratch off than they bargained for.
For six months, tens of thousands of moldy Superstorm Sandy scratch-off tickets have been sitting in a warehouse at the state lotto's headquarters in Lawrenceville sickening several workers, according an employee who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retribution.
We're all suffering from headaches, the employee said. If you go into that room, you start experiencing respiratory problems. You fe ...
May 2, 2013, 5:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana Lottery chief resigns after lavish office revealed
Hoosier Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn stepped down Friday after coming under fire for moving the lottery to a posh new headquarters in Indianapolis.
Gov. Mitch Daniels said in a statement he accepted her resignation, which was effective Friday.
Densborn came under fire last week following reports of lavish spending on the move from Pan Am Plaza to a 35,000-square-foot office on Meridian Street.
(See Hoosier Lottery admits new office too lavish, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2011.)
Oct 14, 2011, 6:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery admits new office too lavish
Includes video report
Less than a week after an Indiana TV station broke the story that the Hoosier Lottery overpaid for new offices, lottery officials are making some changes. In a news conference Wednesday lottery officials admitted mistakes were made.
The Hoosier Lottery admits it did not follow state rules when it moved into a new multi-million dollar headquarters on Meridian Street.
The WTHR segment called 13 Investigates first exposed the lottery's fancy new offices and that inves ...
Oct 6, 2011, 6:56 am - Lottery News forum
West Virginia Lottery move delayed
It's going to be at least another year before the West Virginia Lottery moves out of leased space in Charleston to a 13-story building it purchased earlier this year on the other side of town.
Lottery Director John Musgrave says a lot of renovation work is required at City Center West and the mandated changes have taken a long time to design and will take a long time to complete.
Musgrave says restrooms in the building will have to be made handicap accessible, a fire suppression system mus ...
Dec 6, 2010, 12:39 pm - Lottery News forum
$183M Maryland lottery winner resurfaces
Lottery 'legend' accompanies mom to claim prize
Updated Aug 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm: Fixed photo caption
Bernadette Gietka, the Maryland Lottery's largest winner to date, received a celebrity's welcome Friday at Maryland Lottery Headquarters.
Bernadette, and siblings Jerry and Lynda, brought their mother, Catherine, to 1800 Washington Blvd. to claim her $1,000 Multi-Match prize.
Greeted by Lottery Director Stephen Martino and applauded by Lottery staff, the humble multi-millionaire descr ...
Aug 1, 2010, 4:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Tenn. Lottery uses other states' lotto numbers, headquarters flooded
The Tennessee Lottery closed its Nashville headquarters office Monday, due to flooding conditions.
According to the lottery's Disaster Recover Plan, when the lottery is unable to draw its own numbers, it will substitute other states' winning numbers as its own.
For Monday, May 3, the Lottery used the numbers drawn by other lotteries on the following schedule:
Midday drawings for Cash 3 and Cash 4 used the numbers drawn for those same games by the Kentucky Lottery. Evening drawings for ...
May 4, 2010, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
W.V. Lottery offers $15 million for office tower
West Virginia's plan to purchase the City Center West office tower for the Lottery Commission is $7 million short of the owner's asking price, according to state and local officials familiar with the negotiations.
The state Department of Administration's Real Estate Division has offered to buy the 13-story building for $15 million. Building owner General Corp. wants $22 million.
The Lottery Commission would relocate its headquarters to City Center West, which is beside the Interstate 64/In ...
Feb 25, 2010, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum
First Kentucky Lottery drawing machine donated to historical society
The Kentucky Historical Society has taken posession from the Kentucky Lottery Corporation of a unique piece of state history the machine used to conduct the first legal lottery drawing of the 20th century in the Commonwealth.
The Beitel Criterion machine, widely seen on televised drawings, was used for Lotto Kentucky (the first numbers game offered in the state) and Cash 5 drawings from 1989 through 1993. During that time more than $350 million in prizes were awarded through drawings using th ...
Nov 24, 2009, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery drawings inspire confidence
Contrasted to the Arkansas Lottery decision last week to hide their drawings inside a computer, Texas has a model approach
Stephanie Guidry and Mickey Roberts didn't have much else to do, so they stopped in front of the Texas Lottery Commission offices to watch the winning numbers be drawn.
And because she and boyfriend Mickey Roberts had nothing pressing against their schedule from 10:09 to 10:13 on a weeknight, she stayed for the adventure.
Even though they did not purchase a lottery ...
Aug 2, 2009, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas lottery director turns down $11,000 housing allowance
The incoming head of Arkansas' lottery, set to be one of the highest-paid lottery directors in the country, didn't take all the cash offered him.
Ernie Passailaigue's $324,000-a-year salary was just part of the deal when he was hired June 5. The Arkansas Lottery Commission chairman, Ray Thornton of Little Rock, also directed the state to pay $980 a month for a year $11,760 total for housing support for Passailaigue.
But Passailaigue turned it down. He said that during negotiations for the ...
Jun 25, 2009, 2:18 am - Lottery News forum