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Tennessee Students Can Begin Applying for Lottery Scholarships
Today is the first day for high school students to begin applying for Tennessee lottery scholarships.Students can submit their application for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS) using a free federal student aid program to qualify for up to $4,000 in scholarships per academic year.Tennessee is using a federally-sponsored program called Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, to determine students eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and financial aid. ...
Jan 2, 2004, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee lottery debate looms
Plenty of gaming topics on Legislature's early agendaWith a state lottery poised to launch next month, Tennessee state legislators face an early decision on whether to unseat those who are directing it and later debate on other gambling issues.Related topics in the upcoming legislative session, which begins Jan. 13, range from charity gaming to the size of the lottery prize money pool and the standards for granting scholarships to home school students.But the first subject on the agenda is wheth ...
Jan 2, 2004, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum

First Tennessee Games Revealed
Tennessee lottery players may have a chance at $1 million in prize money even before the Ping-Pong balls start popping up for the state's big money drawings this spring.Yesterday lottery President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Paul unveiled Tennessee Millionaire along with three other scratch-off ticket games that will go on sale in February, officially launching the drive for funding college scholarships through lottery sales.''At about 10:30 p.m. last night, we printed our first lottery ...
Dec 30, 2003, 5:30 am - Lottery News forum

State lottery kickoff nears
Officials optimistic excess funds will mean win for construction, early at-risk programsAbout six weeks from now, Tennesseans will be able to participate in their own state lottery, and through it finance higher education for 65,000 students. The process is moving very smoothly and rapidly, Rebecca Paul, lottery CEO, told her board of directors recently.Feb. 10 is the target start-up date for sales of instant winner lottery tickets. Paul says 3,000 retail outlets will be ready to sell tickets ...
Dec 29, 2003, 5:11 am - Lottery News forum

Other vendors could have saved Tenn. lottery $23M
While Tennessee's lottery won uncommonly good rates from two companies vying to sell lottery tickets here next year, those rates were not the lowest offered.Indeed, they were the highest.The difference: an estimated $23 million over the seven-year term of the contracts.That's enough to help put almost 2,000 students through four years of college the intended purpose of the lottery.Lottery officials say there were good reasons for rejecting the lowest rates. They had concerns about the reliabilit ...
Dec 22, 2003, 6:12 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Announces District Offices
The Tennessee Lottery has selected locations for its district offices across the state. The satellite offices - in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville and Memphis - will serve as prize-redemption centers and handle retailer needs. The offices, ranging from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in size, each will have several employees including a district manager and sales representatives who will provide sales support and customer service to lottery retailers in each region of the state. The offices will ...
Dec 18, 2003, 3:58 am - Lottery News forum

Paul pitches retirement plan for lottery staff, but board balks
Tennessee lottery officials yesterday introduced the idea of a retirement program for the 38 employees they've hired this year.Lottery Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Paul asked board members to approve contributing an amount equal to 3% of what employees make the last quarter to a deferred compensation plan. She also asked them for a proposal for a retirement program for the following year.For comparison, she said, the state of Tennessee contributes 7.29% of employee salaries to a pension progr ...
Dec 16, 2003, 5:29 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery clock at 58 days
As deadline nears, work moves swiftlyEach morning, somebody changes the big numbers on a chalkboard easel in the lobby of the Tennessee Lottery's busy headquarters.Today it reads 58 Days! That's the countdown to the targeted first day of lottery ticket sales, on or before Feb. 10. With thousands of dollars in incentive bonuses for lottery employees tied to that date - and millions in college scholarships to be funded by August - work is moving swiftly here and across the state.Contractors are ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:39 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery authorizations puzzle officer
A Metro Vice sergeant wants to know how two brothers convicted of gambling charges could be lucky enough to be among the first independent retailers authorized by Tennessee to sell lottery tickets.Roger and Raleigh Dean Hunt pleaded guilty to gambling at both of their convenience store markets, Sgt. Rob Forrest said. One of those establishments, H H Market, on Centennial Boulevard, was among the first independent shops granted the right to sell lottery games when the state lottery launches Feb. ...
Dec 12, 2003, 5:34 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Retailer Approvals In Full Swing
The Tennessee Lottery is moving swiftly to sign up retail outlets across Tennessee that want to be part of the lottery's kickoff on or before February 10, officials said.After approving the first two dozen retailers late last week, the Lottery's group of retail outlets had grown to nearly 2,000 by early Wednesday. As the approval process kicks into overdrive, we're adding retailers on a daily and even hourly basis, said Rebecca Paul, president and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery.Authorized retaile ...
Dec 11, 2003, 4:49 am - Lottery News forum