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Tenn. Lottery's Hargrove named chair of the Powerball Group

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery, earlier this month was named Chair of the Powerball Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association.

In the position announced July 10, Hargrove will oversee the management and marketing of the brand, its budget, its rules and new membership.

A 24-year lottery industry veteran, Hargrove has served as the chief executive of four U.S. lotteries and was hired in 2003 to launch Tennessee's lottery.

The Multi-State Lottery Association is a nonprofit association entirely owned and operated by 32 member lotteries.

Thanks to chasingadream for the tip.

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konane's avatar - wallace
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Posted: July 29, 2009, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

Inquiring minds want to know how long it's going to be before she RNG's Powerball drawings.

Good luck to everyone!

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    Posted: July 29, 2009, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    Inquiring minds want to know how long it's going to be before she RNG's Powerball drawings.

    Less than 6 months,is my guess.

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      Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

      Wonder when she will make Powerball "comperturized?"  That will be one of her first things to do.  Crying

      If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

      You never know when you will get another hit.

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        Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

        You can bet I wont play again.I dont know why the United States can't through this woman,,,,well I guess that's what they want..

          konane's avatar - wallace
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          Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

          Computerize PB .....or grind up matrices to 105 white balls, 85 red ones .... so she can have the jackpots competing with El Gordo.  Clown

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe she will leave Tennessee now,one can only hope.Come on over Mrs.De from Georgia....

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              Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

              I dont know if anybody knows this or not, but The Tenn Lottery does not have a ball system now....it is software generated.......Cannot watch it on tv.....have to wait till they post it......on recording or internet......or machines at work......I dont think it is fair.....we cannot watch live drawing anymore.....So why was it changed?        Ill in Tenn!!!

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                Posted: July 29, 2009, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                I dont know if anybody knows this or not, but The Tenn Lottery does not have a ball system now....it is software generated.......Cannot watch it on tv.....have to wait till they post it......on recording or internet......or machines at work......I dont think it is fair.....we cannot watch live drawing anymore.....So why was it changed?        Ill in Tenn!!!

                That is what everyone is talking about.

                 

                Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                  Posted: July 29, 2009, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                  WOW.  The pick 3 mafia was really quck to grab this one.  Anyway...  I highly doubt powerball will go RNG.  Surely "Becca" has learned by her mistakes  If not, there are a lot of states that would run to Mega Millions.  I'm sure there are checks and balances.  A lot of people are aware of the mistakes that has happened in the TN Lottery and I'm sure it all will be taken into consideration accordingly.

                  How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                    Posted: July 29, 2009, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                    WOW.  The pick 3 mafia was really quck to grab this one.  Anyway...  I highly doubt powerball will go RNG.  Surely "Becca" has learned by her mistakes  If not, there are a lot of states that would run to Mega Millions.  I'm sure there are checks and balances.  A lot of people are aware of the mistakes that has happened in the TN Lottery and I'm sure it all will be taken into consideration accordingly.

                    Don't be so sure.  The folks at MUSL have talked about doing it before, and Hot Lotto is surely a test case.  It would be a simple matter to convert Powerball to computerized drawings, and they have been laying the groundwork for a long time.

                    People said "no way Tennessee would go computerized", and it happened in a flash.

                    The states would NOT jump ship to Mega Millions over computerized drawings.  No way in 100 years.  The people in government could care less if the games are computerized or not.  The only ones who care are US -- the players.

                     

                    Check the State Lottery Report Card
                    What grade did your lottery earn?

                     

                    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                      Posted: July 29, 2009, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Where's the punch Line?    Or the part where someone say's   "April Fools"? 

                         .....also   Was who-ever was in charge before, doing a crummy Job?

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                        Don't be so sure.  The folks at MUSL have talked about doing it before, and Hot Lotto is surely a test case.  It would be a simple matter to convert Powerball to computerized drawings, and they have been laying the groundwork for a long time.

                        People said "no way Tennessee would go computerized", and it happened in a flash.

                        The states would NOT jump ship to Mega Millions over computerized drawings.  No way in 100 years.  The people in government could care less if the games are computerized or not.  The only ones who care are US -- the players.

                        Not so sure, Todd.  Say if PB did go RNG...  And players responded in a negative fashion sales would drop... So on and so forth...  I think in that case some states with "balls" would look into other options.  This whole thing seems funny to me.  In the 1990's when "Becca" was running GA she switched from PB to The Big Game which of course is now MM.  I'm pretty sure that left a bad taste in PB's mouth...  Now she is the Chair?  Not quiet sure what to think about all of that.  But we'll see.  Only time will tell and I'm a bit of an optimist.

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                          Posted: July 29, 2009, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Inquiring minds want to know how long it's going to be before she RNG's Powerball drawings.

                          Oh please don't let that happen. No Nod

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

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                            Posted: July 29, 2009, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Can anyone tell me what exactly being the "Chair" involves?  Is that like being CEO, or more like being in like a Board with ONE vote?  Anyway, are these people seriously TRYING to p-ss us off?? LOL.  THEY BETTER NOT!  THEY BETTER NOT EVEN THINKK ABOUT IT.   Seriously people who are in the industry would have you believe they know better about the lotto players wants and wishes, then I suddenly realized since they can't play they don't understand the mechanics of it all.  I just, man, I'm already angry bc I went to play Powerball today and forgot my money and couldn't buy my ticket, [ first time this happens, i didn't like it at all ] , and now to come on here and hear this scummy news.   Well I just hope they are ready for the fray that will ensue if they EVEN plan on anything to do this, because I will not again spend one dime on these games if they do.   Mad                                         Rockheads if they do this>Bash < Me, if they do this.  lol. Yes Nod   -   Then again they already chose her as Chair whatever that means, lol, I always wonder why the some people get elected where they do, either this country loves it stupids or just loves to give them hundreds of chances.   WHAT-EVEEEEER.

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