North Dakota's lottery now has a permanent director, as Chuck Keller was hired for the job Wednesday.
Keller has been the interim director of the state lottery office. He is a long-time administrator in the state's gaming division.
The state's lottery advisory board unanimously agreed today to recommend Keller for the job. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he'll go along and hire Keller for the position.
Keller will be paid 65-thousand-dollars a year.
North Dakota's new Powerball game is expected to get under way by April of next year.