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Oklahoma Lottery hires sales director from Atlanta

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The Oklahoma Lottery Commission hired three administrators Wednesday, one of them from Atlanta, to help new executive director James R. Scroggins get the state's education lottery up and running by October.

Each of the new administrators personally was recruited for their jobs by Scroggins and will be paid $110,000 a year, he said.

"Each of them has a wealth of experience in the area they're going to work in," Scroggins said.

Named director of administration was Rollo Redburn, a 29-year employee of the Office of State Finance who currently serves as the agency's deputy director. Redburn has served as a liaison between the commission and state government since commission members were named in February.

Jerry Havener of Cape Coral, Fla., was named director of operations. A freelance lottery consultant, Havener has been involved in starting up 23 lotteries worldwide, the last one in Tennessee, Scroggins said.

Beverly Hughes of Atlanta was named director of sales and marketing. Hughes, part owner of a printing business, has experience in printing lottery tickets and with online lottery operations, Scroggins said.

The seven-member commission voted unanimously to hire the administrators following a one-hour executive session. Scroggins said there were no other applicants for the jobs.

AP

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Posted: June 9, 2005, 11:36 am - IP Logged

Beverly Hughes of Atlanta was named director of sales and marketing. Hughes, part owner of a printing business, has experience in printing lottery tickets and with online lottery operations, Scroggins said.

The seven-member commission voted unanimously to hire the administrators following a one-hour executive session. Scroggins said there were no other applicants for the jobs.

Interesting little dose of fact, that business of not having any other applicants.  Guess the employment situation in OK must be pretty flooded with jobs.

Old Bev ought to make a good director.  Experience with printing lottery tickets ought to help her kick things right into shape over there in OK. 

On the other hand, experience with 'online lottery operations' has an intriguing ring to it.  I haven't yet figured out how to buy PB, MM, or any state lottery tickets online.  Maybe old Bev can use her experience in the area to straighten that out.

Jack

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    Posted: June 9, 2005, 11:47 am - IP Logged

    Jack,

    When lotteries refer to "online lottery operations", they are not referring to the Internet, they are talking about any game which has tickets generated by a lottery machine that communicates with a central computer.  (i.e., not a scratch game.)

    The term "online" in the lottery industry came into being long before the Internet was widely popular, and lottery industry people never changed their terminology, even after "online" became a term associated with Internet usage.  Hence, the confusion many people have with the term.

     

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      Posted: June 9, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Todd.  I actually have been confused enough about that to browse the MM and PB sites trying to find a way to do it.  The entire concept seemed to me to be a violation of the US Postal regulations if a person bought tickets outside the state where his feet touched the ground at the moment he bought the tickets, but I kept seeing references to it and thought there might be a hole in there somewhere that a person could squeeze through.

      Gracias,

      Jack


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        Posted: June 14, 2005, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

        GA seems to have one of the country's best lotteries.

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          Posted: June 15, 2005, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

          i agree cash only,lets hope oklahoma is similar to georgia.


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            Posted: June 16, 2005, 10:33 am - IP Logged

            I don't see OK coming out with a keno game.

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              Posted: June 18, 2005, 5:33 am - IP Logged

              I don't see OK coming out with a keno game.

              I Agree!