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Leader who pushed to start the ND lottery can no longer play

North Dakota LotteryNorth Dakota Lottery: Leader who pushed to start the ND lottery can no longer play

The leader of a petition drive to legalize the lottery in North Dakota can no longer play the game.

Rep. Andy Maragos, R-Minot, can no longer play the North Dakota lottery because his wife, Sherry, was hired by the North Dakota Lottery on Feb. 14.

State law prohibits immediate family members of lottery employees to play the game. Sherry Maragos was hired on as a customer relations specialist with the North Dakota Lottery, which is a division of the attorney general's office. 

Andy Maragos said jokingly he was mad he can't play anymore, but he is glad his wife landed the job.

Being nixed from playing the lottery is a minor concern for the couple.

Since her job is in Bismarck, she will have to move from Minot to Bismarck, but Andy Maragos plans on living in Minot, at least for now.

"I might move down here at some point," he said.

If he ever does decide to move he would have to give up his seat in the Legislature.

Andy Maragos led a petition drive to allow voters to decide if they wanted to establish a lottery. The initiative passed in November 2002 and the first lottery tickets were sold in March.

Bismarck Tribune

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Posted: February 28, 2005, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

That means he no longer can play Hot Lotto (unless he goes out of state?)

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    Posted: February 28, 2005, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like they both ended up with good jobs with their own place.  It's a win win.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 3, 2005, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

      why can't a person play just because they work there??

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        Posted: March 4, 2005, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

        Because people will naturally get suspicious if the person who draws the lottery balls happens to hit the winnning numbers.

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          Posted: March 5, 2005, 6:08 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on February 28, 2005

          That means he no longer can play Hot Lotto (unless he goes out of state?)






          nope. he is not alowed to play the lottery in any state.

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            Posted: March 6, 2005, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

            What a shame!

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              Posted: March 6, 2005, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

              why can't a person play just because they work there??

               

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