Mary Harville appointed President and CEO of Kentucky Lottery
New leadership follows strong sales of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal year of 2020
By Kate Northrop
After a selection committee reviewed over 350 potential candidates for the position, Mary Harville was chosen from a national pool of potential successors and was appointed President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation by Governor Andy Beshear.
Prior to Harville's confirmation by the lottery's board of directors, Tom Delacenserie retired from the position in March after serving ...
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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley resigns
Will stay on in current role until August 3
By Kate Northrop
As of August 3, 2020, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley will be moving on from the Lottery to pursue other opportunities.
In an email sent on Monday, Woosley notified Larry Walther, the Secretary for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, that he would be resigning. According to Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the department, the resignation was completely voluntary.
It has been an absolut ...
Jul 15, 2020, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President
By Kate Northrop
Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery.
It is the first time anyone from the Indiana Hoosier Lottery serves in the role and marks the appointment of the 31st MUSL Board President.
In 2013, she was originally appointed as the Hoosier Lottery's Executive Director by former Govern ...
Jul 9, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime Rhode Island Lottery chief Gerald Aubin retiring
The longtime head of the Rhode Island Lottery is stepping down.
Gerald Aubin, who has served as director of the Lottery since 1996, announced Friday that he will retire in the spring after nearly a quarter-century in the job. He oversees both traditional games such as scratch tickets as well as the two state-owned casinos operated by Twin River.
Officials said Aubin is the longest-serving head of any lottery in the nation. The gaming agency's revenue has jumped from $90 million to nearly $ ...
Mar 12, 2020, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire
In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure.
We've accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years, Delacenserie said. We strengthened our brand by c ...
Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum
WVa board admonishes former lottery director for moonlighting
A state board that oversees lawyers in West Virginia admonished one of the governor's former cabinet secretaries for moonlighting at his old law firm while serving as the Lottery Director, defying state law.
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board found no evidence that former Lottery Director Alan Larrick used state resources in his private practice or leveraged his state job to benefit his legal clients.
However, the board found Larrick knowingly continued to engage in the practice of law while se ...
Dec 16, 2019, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Former tribal lobbyist named as new California Lottery director
California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Alva Vernon Johnson to take over the the state's lottery Monday, after former director Hugo Lopez stepped down Friday amid investigations.
Johnson, a former tribal lobbyist, takes over a department that has been been under scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the State Controller's Office since August, when anonymous employees sent a letter to former Gov. Jerry Brown alleging misconduct among senior executives at sales conferences.
Johnson lobb ...
Jun 11, 2019, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery director resigns amid investigations
California State Lottery Director Hugo Lopez is stepping down immediately, he announced in an email to lottery staff on Friday.
Lopez has led the department since 2015. It's been under scrutiny from the Department of Justice and the State Controller's Office since August, when anonymous employees sent a letter to former Gov. Jerry Brown's office alleging misconduct among senior executives at sales conferences.
Lopez in his message said he was proud of the department's performance, particul ...
Jun 10, 2019, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi hires experienced executive for its new lottery
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it is hiring an experienced executive as its first president.
Thomas N. Shaheen, 66, begins June 1 and will oversee operations as Mississippi prepares to join most other states in offering scratch-off tickets and other game of chance.
In an interview on Tuesday in Jackson, Shaheen said Mississippi could start selling lottery tickets by the end of this year.
We'll work at a pace to get it started off as quickly as possible bec ...
May 8, 2019, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery considering switch to computerized drawings
Apparently new CEO looking to make things even worse at beleaguered lottery
By Jon Lender
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) is quietly examining possible changes to the drawing procedures by which it selects winning numbers in its various games from the daily Play 3 game on up and one option under consideration is to discontinue live TV drawings that have been broadcast on local stations since 1977.
Another option could be that, in addition to taking the drawings off TV, the lottery w ...
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