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New machines bog down Colorado Lottery
The Colorado Lottery's switchover of computers has resulted in enormous problems, angry customers and long lines at checkout counters.On Sunday, the Lottery shut down and replaced more than 2,800 machines throughout the state. It also added new software for the entire system.About 1,500 of the new machines can check tickets immediately after they are purchased to see whether they are winners. Those include scratch-game tickets - the Lottery's largest sellers - which account for nearly two- third
May 4, 2005, 9:13 am - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery employees accused of taking gifts won't face charges
The Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against Colorado Division of Lottery employees accused of improperly accepting gifts from vendors between 1999 and 2003.The decision following an investigation was revealed in a 21-page report issued by former District Attorney Jim Peters on Jan. 10 and obtained Tuesday by Denver's KCNC-Channel 4.The report focused on several lottery commissioners and employees, including former director Mark Zamarripa who resigned in November
Mar 10, 2005, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery to suspend sales for one day
Lottery giant GTECH criticizes rival Scientific Games for 'dark day'Colorado plans to halt lottery ticket sales for one day this spring while workers install machines that verify which tickets are winners.New York-based Scientific Games is taking over the job of managing the lottery machines under a state contract worth an estimated $43.5 million. The switch to Scientific Games was supposed to happen Nov. 1 last year, but glitches delayed it twice, pushing the start date to May 2.Lottery sales w
Mar 1, 2005, 3:30 pm - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery trims costs by nearly $1 million
A year after a state audit criticized spending at the Colorado Lottery, the agency has cut nearly $1 million from its budget by revamping its marketing, eliminating jobs and other measures.Lottery director Petty Gordon, who replaced Mark Zamarripa in January, said Monday she scrutinized all agency expenses to come up with $975,000 in cuts.The agency saved $454,00 by doing some of its own marketing, $287,000 by buying fewer scratch-off tickets and $164,000 by eliminating two redundant director jo
Nov 26, 2004, 12:18 pm - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery cuts $1 million from budget
When Margaret Peggy Gordon took over the troubled Colorado Lottery early this year, she examined every contract and questioned every expense.That effort allowed the agency to cut nearly $1 million from its $22.8 million 2005-06 budget request in an era when many agencies are looking for additional funding from the already tight state budget. We were looking at everything individually, Gordon said. The staff really stepped up and found ways we could spend less and not cut what we're doing in
Nov 19, 2004, 11:55 am - Lottery News

GTECH gets 90-day contract extension with Colorado Lottery
GTECH Holdings Corporation today announced that the Colorado Lottery, under the provisions of its original contract with GTECH, has granted the West Greenwich-based company a 90-day contract extension.GTECH's current contract with the lottery is set to expire on October 31, 2004, GTECH said.The Colorado Lottery had selected Scientific Games Corporation as its vendor to provide equipment and services for a new integrated online and instant-ticket lottery system in October 2002, following a compet
Oct 13, 2004, 8:42 am - Lottery News

Lotto winner is held in shooting
The youngest Lotto jackpot winner ever in Colorado is behind bars and faces a charge of attempted murder after Longmont police said he shot another man in the head over the weekend.Kevin Sutton, 26, was arrested after a shooting at his home late Saturday, said Longmont police Cmdr. Craig Earhart. The man he allegedly shot, Cristobal Lopez, 40, was treated and released; the bullet pierced his scalp at the temple. It never penetrated the skull, Earhart said. He was lucky. Lopez on Tuesday said h
Jun 30, 2004, 8:09 am - Lottery News

Colorado Lottery gift scandal continues
The upheaval in the Colorado lottery office over gifts just won't go away.The latest controversy involves warning letters sent to 13 lottery employees charging that they didn't, as required, report gifts given to them by vendors.Michael Cooke, director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, which oversees the state lottery, said the Colorado Bureau of Investigation cross-checked records provided by vendors regarding gifts they had given lottery employees against the gift reports employees filed
Jun 4, 2004, 7:57 am - Lottery News

House approves strict rules for Colorado Lottery
Widespread gift-taking, conflicts led to measureLegislation designed to prdvent conflicts of interest at the Colorado Lottery passed a key hurdle Monday and will likely soon land on the governor's desk.The legislation was created in the wake of deep-seated problems at the Lottery, where officials routinely accepted dinners, golf games and other gifts from vendors doing business with the agency.A key portion of the bill would add the force of law to rules adopted by Lottery officials earlier this
Apr 27, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News

Colorado lottery bill would tighten ethics rules
One of the Colorado state Senate's most powerful members unveiled legislation designed to prdvent conflicts of interest at the Colorado Lottery.The legislation was created in concert with an ethics overhaul already underway at the Lottery and as the Arapahoe County district attorney is deciding whether to file criminal charges based on a recently concluded probe of the Lottery by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.The legislation, in part, would bar Lottery officials from taking jobs with agen
Mar 23, 2004, 4:24 am - Lottery News

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