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N.C. lottery director candidates to be interviewed next week

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. lottery director candidates to be interviewed next week

North Carolina lottery officials plan to interview candidates for their top staff post next week, a key move in their effort to start selling state gaming tickets by next spring.

Members of the state's lottery commission say they likely will have to offer a director a top-dollar salary — more than $150,000, plus bonuses — to get the person they want.

Commission members sifted through a pool of 200 applications during a 45-minute meeting Monday that was closed to the public.

About 15 candidates have the basic qualifications to run a lottery, commission Chairman Charles Sanders said after the meeting. Sanders said he'll narrow down the choices in the next few days and hopes to conduct interviews on Nov. 9.

"There are a good number of people who are qualified, and if we can bring them all in, we will," he said.

Several advisers have told the nine commission members that the choice of director is the most important they will make. The director has to open offices, hire staffers, administer contracts, sign up vendors and get lottery tickets into buyers' hands on the commission's tight schedule.

Sanders, former CEO of pharmaceutical giant Glaxo, says the interviews also will happen behind closed doors, so the state can attract the best candidates for the post. He would only describe the candidate pool as an "experienced group."

"A lottery is not foreign to their background," he said.

Charlotte Observer

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Posted: November 1, 2005, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

I hope the failed applicants would still be allowed to buy NC tickets. I've yet to hear of someone not be allowed to play because they applied for a certain job but wasn't hired.

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    Posted: November 1, 2005, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone from NC seen Rebecca Paul in town yet?

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      Posted: November 1, 2005, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

      Humm, the response to my resume must have been lost in the mail.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: November 1, 2005, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

        Todd hello and help I am unable to send a private message. It tell me to log in and I am already logged in. I read the problems page. I have deleted the e mail that i got when i frist sighned up. And I say my name at the top of the page on my computer. Please tell me what i need to do in this matter.



        Thanks a Bunch

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          Posted: November 2, 2005, 10:26 am - IP Logged

          Anyone from NC seen Rebecca Paul in town yet?

          I wonder if NY ever considered hiring her. But I suppose the NY Lottery would still be corrupt.

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            Anyone from NC seen Rebecca Paul in town yet?

            I wonder if NY ever considered hiring her. But I suppose the NY Lottery would still be corrupt.

            Saying the NY Lottery is "corrupt" is a ridiculous statement in itself.  They are not corrupt, as you say.  Can you imagine if someone ended every post with a comment calling Cash Only a liar, or some other unfair, nasty thing?  Calling them "corrupt" at every turn is the same thing.

             

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              Anyone from NC seen Rebecca Paul in town yet?

              I wonder if NY ever considered hiring her. But I suppose the NY Lottery would still be corrupt.

              If any one puts money down on a bet and doesn't accept the fact that the odds in favor of the house, shouldn't be in the game. Creating a system where the odds in your favor is not corrupt, it is good business. Every successful business functons that way. Every single one! If any one is at fault, it is the customer who keep jumping out of the water to grab the lure; especially when they know the lure is just beyond their reach.

              Cheers

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                Posted: November 3, 2005, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

                chewie:

                To me a lottery is "corrupt" if certain games require certain prizes to be paid through an annuity. Todd doesn't see it that way. I would use a different term if I think of it.