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Bredesen defends state lottery CEO's annual pay package
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday that Rebecca Paul's potential $752,000 annual salary package involves a much more businesslike arrangement than a similar amount paid to former University of Tennessee President John Shumaker. I don't think that's legitimate at all, said the governor when asked at a brief news conference if it was fair to compare the two pay packages. I think there's much more accountability in this process, Bredesen said. For example, Rebecca Paul has a job now th
Sep 12, 2003, 3:32 am - Lottery News

Mega Millions or Powerball in Tennessee by July, Paul says
Tennesseans will get to play a multistate lottery game that offers giant jackpots either Powerball or Mega Millions by July 4, 2004, Rebecca Paul, who has been hired to run Tennessee's lottery, said yesterday.An analysis will be done first to see which game would be more profitable to the Tennessee lottery, Paul told reporters.Among things she will study is whether Tennessee could lure more Powerball players from Kentucky by offering Mega Millions, she said, or whether it could lure more Mega Mi
Sep 10, 2003, 4:13 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery Board Announces Interim President
The Georgia Lottery Corporation's (GLC) Board of Directors met this morning to name an interim president. In a unanimous vote, the GLC's Board of Directors has named Cathy Walls as interim President of the GLC. Ms. Walls has the full support of the entire Board and the authority to run the GLC's day-to-day operations. The GLC's Board will immediately begin the process of searching for the best available candidate to fill the position of President in a permanent capacity. According to Board Chair
Sep 9, 2003, 4:06 am - Lottery News

Lottery's promotional firms to be named
The organization that is putting Tennessee's new lottery together expects to hire a public relations and marketing firm on Monday, and several Nashville-area firms are among the finalists.The three-month contract, which may be extended to nine months, does not have a set value. Instead, the winner will be paid on an hourly basis, said Will Pinkston, spokesman for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.There are three groups of finalists for the contract. Each includes public relations and marketin
Aug 22, 2003, 4:02 am - Lottery News

Hundreds of businesses interested in selling Tenn. lottery tickets
Tennessee lottery officials say more than 500 businesses have contacted them about selling lottery tickets.Most of the inquiries so far have come through the lottery's temporary Web site.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation wants to recruit around four-thousand vendors and will begin advertising for them in the next few weeks.Lottery spokesman Will Pinkston says the corporation is looking for strong retailers with proven business sense.Pinkston says the lottery must invest a computer term
Aug 20, 2003, 9:04 am - Lottery News

Bookies in Exile
Costa Rica is highly prized by the world's backpackers and sightseers for its unspoiled natural beauty, but it's easy to forget that when arriving in its grimy capital, San Jose. The newly remodeled airport is surrounded by chain hotels, freshly paved roads and shiny corporate plazas. After that it goes rapidly downhill. A dusty highway heading vaguely toward downtown takes you through the poorer suburbs of San Jose, packed with families in corrugated-tin-roof shacks. Above them, on the sides of
Aug 19, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News

Tennessee lottery head warms to Georgia
If Georgia lottery officials can prove that they can get Tennessee's lottery going ''faster and cheaper,'' the two states could become kissing cousins.Tennessee lottery board Chairman Denny Bottorff said yesterday that he has warmed up to the idea of partnering this state's start-up with Georgia's experience after touring lottery headquarters in Atlanta last week.The rest of the board is scheduled to travel there Thursday to get a first-hand look.''In the end we have to be satisfied it's faster
Aug 5, 2003, 4:51 am - Lottery News

Lottery board looks at visiting seven states, Canadian province
Potential sites include Florida, KentuckyMembers of the Tennessee Lottery Board may visit seven states and a Canadian province in a search for information about setting up and running the Tennessee lottery.Two committees of the lottery board met by teleconference yesterday, one to talk over potential visits by the seven board members to other lottery states and the other to write the criteria and application for the board's legal counsel.The board is looking at a trip to Canada because several C
Aug 1, 2003, 8:14 am - Lottery News

Announcing: Lottery Post News Service
To make your daily lottery news service even better, we are proud to announce the new Lottery Post News Service. In response to the many suggestions we receive daily, and motivated by the positive feedback we often receive on our lottery news content, we have taken this important step in the evolution of our lottery Web sites. Improved features of our news service include: Full-text news content right on the Lottery Post Web site, providing a consistent experience (rather than the sometim
Jul 27, 2003, 5:33 pm - Lottery News

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