Kentucky Lottery hires new CEO
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. board voted Tuesday to approve Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment of Tom Delacenserie as the new president and CEO of the state's lottery.
He has been CEO and secretary of the Florida Lottery since November 2015 and fills a post that has been vacant for nearly a year following the retirement and subsequent unexpected death of longtime Kentucky Lottery CEO Arch Gleason.
Delacenserie is 68 years old and will start work in Kentucky on June 5. He was raised in the Green B ...
May 23, 2017, 3:02 pm - Lottery News forum
New interim CEO named at CT Lottery
A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president/CEO is hired in a month or two at the end of a national search that's now in progress.
At a meeting Tuesday afternoon in lottery headquarters, the board appointed Chelsea Turner, the lottery's chief of strategy and government and operational affairs, to replace Farricker, until a committee of ...
May 16, 2017, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Turmoil: Connecticut Lottery interim CEO quits
Frank Farricker, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO, resigned from both unpaid but influential positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash lottery game.
Saying that he hopes to help the lottery agency by ceasing any further distractions, Farricker wrote to the quasi-public agency's general counsel, Matthew Stone, and said he was quitting immediately.
I am proud to ...
May 15, 2017, 7:09 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery ignored warnings that game was vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds
Connecticut Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring.
At a legislative hearing Tuesday morning Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s chairman and acting president, Frank Farricker, acknowledged that lottery officials put revenues over security issues concerning the game, ...
May 2, 2017, 4:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Taxpayers pay millions in bonuses to outgoing lottery firm's staff
Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in retention bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm performing so poorly Illinois is working to replace it.
A Tribune investigation has found the state approved paying bonuses as part of a complicated deal it struck in 2015 with the firm, Northstar Lottery Group. Northstar agreed to end its 10-year deal early if the state met a host of conditions, including paying Northstar disentanglement fees, which inclu ...
Mar 29, 2017, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery private manager still on job after firing
Finding a new lottery manager proves tricky for state government
When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state's $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects.
Then the company missed sales goals, and two governors tried to fire Northstar Lottery Group. But Northstar remains on the job more than two years later, and the firm is now able to collect millions of dollars mor ...
Mar 28, 2017, 4:21 pm - Lottery News forum
New Mexico House committee endorses changes in lottery operations
Financial bonuses for state lottery officials and contractors would be tied to increases in scholarship money available to New Mexico college students under a bill that got unanimous bipartisan approval from a House committee Monday.
House Bill 250, sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, also would require the state lottery to transfer money from unclaimed cash prizes usually $2 million to $4 million a year to the lottery scholarships fund.
In addition, the bill would halt a pilot p ...
Feb 28, 2017, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Gov. appoints new lottery director
Barry Pack is now the official nominee for director of the Oregon Lottery.
Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday she has nominated Pack to head the agency, pending Senate confirmation.
Pack has served as acting director of the Lottery since Brown fired former Director Jack Roberts in April, citing management problems. Pack previously served as director of the Department of Administrative Services. He also was an aide to Brown when she was secretary of state and a state senator.
Roberts had b ...
Nov 22, 2016, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Vermont Lottery Director resigns
The Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) announced today the resignation of Executive Director, Greg Smith, effective October 14th. Smith is pursuing another opportunity after running Vermont's Lottery for over four years.
During Smith's tenure, Vermont Lottery sales and profits have grown by almost 20%, resulting in over $26M being contributed to Vermont's Education Fund in the last fiscal year. VLC Board Chairperson, Martha O'Connor, said, We are sorry to see Greg go but understand his decision ...
Sep 27, 2016, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
SC Lottery director stepping down
Paula Harper Bethea is stepping down as executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
Bethea, of Bluffton, was an original member of the lottery commission when it was formed in 2001. She has served as director since 2009.
The resignation will be effective Oct. 31.
The lottery commission is in the process of concluding a 10-year request for proposals for vendors to provide terminals to print out lottery tickets, Bethea said. The end of October marks a convenient window for ...
Sep 8, 2016, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum