Georgia Lottery board member resigns citing pressure to hire new director
A member of the Georgia Lottery Board resigned last week because she thought the panel was feeling pressured to hire the governor's budget director to run one of the country's most successful lotteries.
Frances Rogers, who has served on the board since late 2010, said she hung up the phone in the middle of a conference call to discuss a new lottery president last week and immediately resigned.
There were things that were said and I decided I was not going to be able to be part of the proc ...
Oct 12, 2012, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
Vermont Lottery director to step down
The Vermont Lottery Commission today announced that long-time Executive Director Alan Yandow would not seek another biannual appointment to the position.
After nearly fourteen years as Executive Director, and working with three governors, Yandow will leave state service.
Yandow said, I step down from one of the most interesting positions in state government. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the State of Vermont and lottery players over the last fourteen years .
Governor Peter ...
Feb 24, 2012, 2:12 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
New travel questions crop up in Ark. Lottery director's final days in office
Outgoing Arkansas Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue gave his last scheduled report to state lawmakers today, as the lottery's internal auditor said new questions have arisen about Passailaigue's travel reimbursements.
Michael Hyde told the legislative committee that oversees the lottery today that he has referred to the Division of Legislative Audit a few things that came up.
It was of a nature that I felt like it needed to be investigated, he said.
Hyde mentioned the matter in answ ...
Oct 3, 2011, 1:24 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery director resigns
Includes video report
The Arkansas Lottery Commission Monday accepted the resignation of embattled state Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue, who ends his controversial tenure on his own after surviving two past attempts by commission members to fire him.
Passailaigue submitted a letter of resignation to the commission's chairman, Dianne Lamberth of Batesville, on Friday. His resignation will be effective Oct. 7.
Passailaigue was not hired on a contract and will receive no buyout.
Sep 19, 2011, 10:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Embattled Arkansas Lottery controller resigns
The top fiscal officer for the Arkansas lottery, who was criticized by some lawmakers and lottery commissioners following an important audit, has resigned.
A resignation letter from lottery controller Philip Miley says he and his wife have decided to return home. Miley was controller for Regional Health Care Holding Inc., a subsidiary of St. Bernard's Health Care of Jonesboro, from 1997 to 2008.
Miley, who has worked for the lottery since July 2009, did not return messages seeking comment. ...
Jul 30, 2011, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery director quits
Will take job with software company
Tom Shaheen, who has headed the North Carolina Education Lottery since its inception four years ago, has resigned his post to take a job with a company involved in the sale of lottery tickets through ATMs.
Shaheen said Monday that he will be vice president of business development for Linq3, a software company that has a program that allows lottery tickets to be sold through point-of-sale terminals like automated teller machines for distribution in the U. ...
Aug 16, 2010, 10:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime Director of N.H. Lottery to retire
Will oversee addition of Mega Millions game before moving on
The longtime head of the New Hampshire state lottery is retiring after more than three decades with the agency.
Executive Director Rick Wisler, 52, denied he is being forced out but said he has decided to pursue a second career after 34 years in state government.
Wisler has run the lottery since 1994.
He began working part time at the agency right out of high school.
We have accomplished a great deal. It's a good time f ...
Nov 11, 2009, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery director resigns amid rift with state commission
The director of the Missouri Lottery is on his way out.
Executive Director Larry Jansen said Monday that he was resigning in response to the Lottery Commission's interest in changing the agency's direction.
Lottery sales fell nearly 3 percent last fiscal year after peaking at almost $1 billion in 2008. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has cited a continued decline in Lottery sales as a reason for cuts to Missouri's online school and some other educational programs that depend on its proceed ...
Nov 9, 2009, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery director resigns
Ohio's lottery director resigned Tuesday from a rocky tenure serving in Gov. Ted Strickland's cabinet, as the state tries to expand the lottery to include video slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Dolan did not say why he's leaving in his resignation letter to Strickland, other than to say that he had thought about the direction of the lottery, including the new policy for slot machines.
My reflection has led me to conclude that the best interests of the Lottery and the state, as well a ...
Aug 4, 2009, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum