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Paul gets brusque farewell from Georgia lottery board
When Rebecca Paul gave three weeks' notice that she was stepping down as head of Georgia's lottery to start Tennessee's, her bosses showered her with praise and wished her well.Days later, the lottery's board of directors barred Paul from her desk and declared it wanted the $500,000-a-year executive gone yesterday literally.Officially, Paul's last day on the job became Sept. 5, two days before she phoned Georgia's governor and told him she had accepted the job of Tennessee Education Lottery Corp
Sep 20, 2003, 8:57 pm - Lottery News

Public backs HOPE limits
Georgians' support for new restrictions on lottery-funded HOPE scholarships are stronger than previously thought, according to polling results presented to a state commission Thursday.The Peach State Poll, conducted by University of Georgia researchers, found significant public support for limiting the scholarships to four years and a flat $3,000 a year. I think it's a pretty discerning public, said state Rep. Louise McBee, D-Athens, a commission co-chairwoman.The panel - made up of lawmakers,
Sep 19, 2003, 10:07 am - Lottery News

Georgia businesses not worried Tenn. lottery will hurt local sales
Rossville, Georgia store owners say they arent worried the Tennessee Lottery, which is expected to launch early next year, will dam the stream of money flowing from Tennessees gamblers.Legislation creating the lottery corporation was signed into law by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen on June 11, according to the lottery Web site at, Governor Bredesen announced appointments to the new seven-member lottery board on July 1, the Web site reads. Proceeds from the future sa
Sep 17, 2003, 2:58 am - Lottery News

Paul denies leaving Georgia lottery in quandary
New Tennessee lottery chief says rising college costs are a problemRebecca Paul, Tennessee's new lottery chief executive officer yesterday denied leaving the same position in Georgia because of problems with the Peach State's lottery scholarship program.She also said the problem with the HOPE scholarship program in Georgia is escalating college costs, which are growing faster than lottery revenue even though that revenue has climbed 136% in the past 10 years from $1.1 billion a year to $2.6 bill
Sep 10, 2003, 4:03 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

New lottery chief gets jackpot, too, if she hits the numbers
Industry-heralded lottery czar Rebecca Paul could be paid just over $750,000 if:Next year's Tennessee Lottery sells its first scratch-off tickets by Feb.17.Sells its first online tickets 60 days later.And clears $122 million for education by July 1.Those ambitious goals are built into a base- and incentive-pay package worked out with Paul over the weekend by the Tennessee Lottery Board to lure her away from a $500,000-a-year post as chief executive officer of the Georgia Lottery to the same posi
Sep 9, 2003, 3:44 am - Lottery News

Statement of Gov. Sonny Perdue About the Resignation of Rebecca Paul
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the resignation of Rebecca Paul as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Lottery Corporation: Under Rebecca Paul's leadership, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over six billion dollars to education since 1993. Her impressive management and innovative marketing of the Georgia Lottery has not only been recognized here in Georgia, but around the nation. I want to personally thank Rebecca for her
Sep 8, 2003, 2:34 pm - Lottery News

Miller, Barnes say Paul will be missed at Georgia lottery
A Georgia lottery that could fall short of funding two nationally acclaimed education programs in as little as three years now must operate without the woman who guided it for 10 years. Rebecca Paul said Monday she is leaving to run the Tennessee games.Shes the best lottery director in the world and she will be greatly missed in Georgia, said Sen. Zell Miller, who led the push to establish the lottery when he was governor, and was instrumental in luring Paul from Florida to start Georgias games
Sep 8, 2003, 2:32 pm - Lottery News

Georgia's Lottery Director to Quit
Rebecca Paul, who started Georgia's lottery and has been its only director for 10 years, is jumping ship to run the startup lottery for neighboring Tennessee. She has informed the governor, Dan McLagan, a spokesman for Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, said. Mrs. Paul has indicated she is looking for a new challenge. We certainly wish her well. Earlier Sunday, two sources told The Associated Press Paul was negotiating with Tennessee officials to head their new lottery and that she was expected to tak
Sep 8, 2003, 3:38 am - Lottery News

Tennessee Rejects Lottery Deal with Georgia
The Tennessee lottery board decided unanimously this afternoon to decline a partnership with the Georgia lottery perhaps delaying the startup of games in Tennessee until March.Board members said the deal made sense from a business perspective because it would have provided more net revenue to be used for scholarships for Tennessee students.Although the state Attorney General's Office and the outside counsel consortium led by Waller Lansden Dortch Davis agree a joint venture is legal and allowe
Sep 3, 2003, 6:06 pm - Lottery News