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Confirmation of lottery board may be stymied by large payroll
Confirmation of the states lottery board could become a divisive political issue when the legislature returns next month.Both houses of the state legislature must approve the seven Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation board members, appointed by Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in June. The state House and Senate will have 30 days to do so after convening here Jan. 13.Some lawmakers have been critical of salaries set by the lottery board, particularly of CEO Rebecca Paul. Paul could receive up t ...
Dec 10, 2003, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum

Bank gets lottery business
Lottery officials Monday officially named First Tennessee to handle millions in banking services for the upstart game.The bank was the lowest bidder at $51,000 over three years. Additionally, First Tennessee also scored the highest in different categories such as geographic coverage and service considerations, say officials.Services provided under the contract will include basic banking and weekly electronic sweeps of tickets sales from retailers.Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) CEO ...
Dec 9, 2003, 4:49 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery officials swamped with resumes
Employment office doing free screening of 9,000 applicants for 300 spotsDeluged with more than 9,000 unsolicited resumes for only 300 jobs, Tennessee lottery officials have enlisted help in matching the right people with the right jobs.The Middle Tennessee Career Center, a publicly funded employment agency, is helping the lottery fill jobs ranging from mailroom clerk to district sales manager by the anticipated Feb. 10 launch.The center set up an Internet-based application process to trim the nu ...
Dec 8, 2003, 4:27 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery law firm pick didn't meet bid requirement
The Tennessee lottery hired a Memphis law firm to help handle legal issues for the games even though board members knew it didn't meet a bid requirement of being in business for three years.In fact, Spence Wade PLLC was not officially formed until the day the lottery's legal services' selections were announced. The law firm was part of a consortium of four firms - led by Nashville-based Waller, Lansden, Dortch Davis - chosen in August to represent the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.The oth ...
Dec 4, 2003, 5:49 am - Lottery News forum

Company picked to operate North Dakota state lottery
Scientific Games International, which sells Powerball lottery tickets in Montana, Iowa and four other states, has been chosen to provide equipment for North Dakota's entry into the game next year.An advisory board voted Monday to pick Scientific Games over two competitors, GTech Corp. and Intralot USA, as the state's lottery supplier.State Rep. RaeAnn Kelsch, R-Mandan, the chairwoman of the board, said the company offered a more favorable commission rate than its competitors. Scientific Games c ...
Dec 2, 2003, 4:19 am - Lottery News forum

Instant ticket grand-prize lottery game still under wraps
Tennessee lottery officials planning an instant ticket grand-prize game, probably as early as February, are still being mum about the details.Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul told reporters after a Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. meeting yesterday that details of the game and the amount of payoff it would provide are still being worked out. However, it is expected to be a drawing from among entries in such games as pull-tabs and scratch-offs, which reveal instantly whether a player is a winner. Most l ...
Dec 2, 2003, 4:14 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery bypasses rules to hire Memphis law firm
A Memphis law firm selected to provide legal counsel for the Tennessee Lottery was actually formed the day the selections were announced, and was chosen despite the fact that it did not meet minimum requirements outlined by the Lottery's board of directors.The Memphis-based, two-man firm of Spence Wade PLLC was one of the firms included in a consortium of four law firms chosen by the Nashville-based Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to provide general legal services and corporate counsel in Au ...
Nov 26, 2003, 4:29 am - Lottery News forum

Workers get 10% bonus if lottery launches on time
Tennessee lottery workers can earn as much as 10% of their salary in incentive bonuses about $18,000 for the highest-paid executives if tickets for the scratch-off games and the games played by picking numbers are on sale by their deadlines.The incentive package for the lottery start-up was recommended by Tennessee Education Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul and approved by the lottery board yesterday.Gov. Phil Bredesen said the bonus level was not unreasonable and was considerably more conservative than ...
Nov 25, 2003, 4:22 am - Lottery News forum

N.D. lottery supplier nearly picked
Organizers of North Dakota's new lottery have interviewed companies that are competing to sell tickets, and a potential supplier -- and a new promotional logo for the game -- may be approved as early as next week.Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said no specific date for selling the first Powerball ticket has been set, although he still expects the game to begin by April 1. It just takes time, and people get very anxious -- especially when the Powerball jackpot gets up -- to buy their tickets, a ...
Nov 24, 2003, 5:03 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery applicants diverse
Ticket sales could go with eating Italian meal, buying a hubcap or doing laundryLottery tickets aren't just for convenience stores anymore.Beauty salons, coin-operated laundries, used-car lots and barbecue joints have put in applications to sell tickets for the Tennessee lottery, set to begin Feb. 10.Caesar Randazzo, owner of Caesar's Ristorante Italiano in Nashville, grew up in Italy where gambling's a part of life. He says he's been waiting for a lottery in Tennessee, and if he's accepted as ...
Nov 24, 2003, 4:46 am - Lottery News forum