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N.Y. Lottery searching for new draw talent

New York LotteryNew York Lottery: N.Y. Lottery searching for new draw talent

Updated: 1:38 PM

Maybe you could be the next lottery queen.

The New York Lottery is looking for some new faces to join Yolanda Vega, Marissa Rodriguez and Sarah Pingel as a highly visible member of the Lottery's draw team.

Those chosen for the jobs, which are civil service positions, will complement the existing team, not replace it.

In addition to handling the drawings, which take place several times each day and 364 days per year, the Lottery talent travels the state to take part in various events.

"The job requires a great deal of dedication and a real willingness to be flexible with your time," said Vega. "When you're not in the studio in Schenectady you might be hosting a special event in Buffalo or Long Island — the job takes you where you're needed."

Lottery officials have started what they're calling a "virtual search" for new draw team talent, which means they're accepting applications by e-mail, as well as by regular mail.

Those interested in the position must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested applicants must send a photo and resume indicating any previous experience in stage, television or radio to drawteam@lottery.state.ny.us. All submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. (EST) on March 28, 2008.

Officials said after a review of applicants, a select number of applicants to a special audition to be held at the Lottery's draw studio in Schenectady in the near future. Lottery Jackpot Announcer "Ralph" will announce the virtual search.

In addition to e-mail, entries can also be sent via regular postal mail or courier to:

New York Lottery
One Broadway Center
Schenectady, New York
12301

The New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega

Wire reports, Lottery Post staff

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: March 5, 2008, 9:35 am - IP Logged

Cool job!!

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: March 5, 2008, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

    Too bad I don't live closer. I would love to apply for something like that.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

      gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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      Posted: March 5, 2008, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

      Well if i cant win the lottery maybe i could go work for the lottery.No Pity!

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        Posted: March 5, 2008, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

        Too bad I don't live closer. I would love to apply for something like that.

        But TSC,

        Then you wouldnt be able to play.  (I think) I don't think I could handle that.  What do you think?  Unless they get paid the standard "celebrity" $30K per episode kind of salary  then who needs the lottery!  Talk about investment.

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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          Posted: March 5, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          But TSC,

          Then you wouldnt be able to play.  (I think) I don't think I could handle that.  What do you think?  Unless they get paid the standard "celebrity" $30K per episode kind of salary  then who needs the lottery!  Talk about investment.

          You're right lottocalgal. It seems like a sweet deal, but I think it would be hard to give up playing.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

            gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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            Posted: March 5, 2008, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

            But if i get the job i'll have to dress as a dragqueen.O well ,i did that at a party already...................hey ,i was drunk and needed the money....................OK,OK ...its a lie........i really din't need the money....lmaoPartySad WaveyPartySad WaveyPartySad Wavey

              chasingadream's avatar - Archangel 01.jpg

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              Posted: March 6, 2008, 1:28 am - IP Logged

              But if i get the job i'll have to dress as a dragqueen.O well ,i did that at a party already...................hey ,i was drunk and needed the money....................OK,OK ...its a lie........i really din't need the money....lmaoPartySad WaveyPartySad WaveyPartySad Wavey

              ROTF!!!!!!!! very funny.....i needed that laugh

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