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Officials choose lottery logo; firms put in contract bids
Tennessee lottery officials Monday picked a new logo from 100 proposed designs and learned they will have just two bids to choose from for one major vendor contract and three for another.GTECH Inc. and Scientific Games International were the only two firms meeting Monday's deadline for submission of bids to operate the state lottery's online network, which installs machines for selling tickets to statewide and multistate lotteries.Three bids were received for sales of instant tickets, also kno ...
Oct 28, 2003, 3:45 am - Lottery News forum

Home-schooling advocates debate legality of lottery
State Attorney General Paul Summers has been asked to rule if Tennessee's lottery-funded scholarship program is unconstitutional for making home-schooled students meet higher standards to receive a scholarship than formally educated students. State Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, made the request Wednesday. He said requiring home-schooled students to score a minimum of 23 on their ACT to qualify while other students must score only a 19 is discriminatory and unfair. Proponents of a lottery di ...
Oct 24, 2003, 3:57 am - Lottery News forum

GOP chief criticizes lottery pay
The chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party Tuesday criticized excessive salaries paid by the Tennessee Lottery Corp., money she said should go to education when the lottery starts next year. We are receiving a lot of feedback from Tennesseans across the state that are deeply disturbed by these huge salaries being given out before the first lottery ticket is sold, GOP Chairman Beth Harwell said in an E-mail message to Tennessee Republicans Tuesday. I am also concerned with the 'unspecified ...
Oct 22, 2003, 3:56 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery coming to offbeat places
Barbershops, restaurants, even the theater may get into ticket sellingTennesseans eating out, getting a haircut or maybe even buying Broadway tickets at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center will be able to pick up lottery tickets, too.The state lottery yesterday mailed applications to 3,600 retailers that include not only traditional outlets such as gas stations and grocery stores, but also quirky ones such as barbershops, restaurants and even TPAC. I'm trying to figure out another way to produc ...
Oct 22, 2003, 3:52 am - Lottery News forum

Paul's lottery past: rocky beginnings, happier endings
It's only in hindsight that critics of Rebecca Paul's lottery startups give her creditRebecca Paul's admirers outnumber her critics by a long shot in Georgia's capital city.But the critics were hot when Paul was starting the state's lottery in 1993. Ten years later, Tennessee has hired her to do the same thing for up to $752,500 a year.Georgia's lottery drew close scrutiny from state lawmakers and federal prosecutors after awarding a key startup contract to a vendor whose bid was millions of dol ...
Oct 20, 2003, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

Big lottery vendor dogged by controversy
GTECH expected to bid for online games in TennesseeScandal and suspicion have marked GTECH's 22 years in the lottery business. But so has spectacular success.The company, which is expected to bid on the Tennessee lottery's online games contract, helps run lotteries in 26 states and 42 other countries. Its revenues exceed $1 billion a year, spokesman Bob Vincent said.But GTECH, which is based in West Greenwich, R.I., also has run into trouble, especially in the 1990s. In Georgia, where Tennessee ...
Oct 20, 2003, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum

Is Rebecca Paul as good as they say?
When state lottery commissioners hired Rebecca Paul as the nation's highest-paid lottery director, they justified their decision by saying she was the best, the gold standard. State Sen. Steve Cohen dubbed her the Michael Jordan of her field.But a Tennessean review has found that many of the claims surrounding her are overstated.For instance, Paul said last month that Georgia lottery sales had grown on average 13% a year during her tenure. Lottery commissioners cited similar increases in ex ...
Oct 20, 2003, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum

Accomplishments of Ex-Lottery Director Questioned
Newspaper Disputes Education SubsidyRebecca Paul was hired to start Tennessee's lottery and is paid more than her peers because of her success running Georgia's games.But some of Paul's accomplishments during her time in Georgia are overstated, according to a review by The Tennessean newspaper.For example, Paul said last month that Georgia lottery sales had grown an average of 13 percent a year during her tenure. While lottery ticket sales in Georgia climbed to $2.6 billion last year from $1.12 ...
Oct 20, 2003, 3:55 am - Lottery News forum

'Enough,' Bredesen warns lottery chief
Hire homegrown, lower-paid people, governor suggestsGov. Phil Bredesen says he wants Tennessee lottery chief Rebecca Paul to stop stacking her staff with former employees from the Georgia lottery and paying out top-dollar salaries. I honestly think we have enough Georgians now and we have enough high-salary people, and I'm anxious to get on with the business of building this lottery, Bredesen told reporters yesterday. We've accommodated what she wanted, but enough is enough. Paul has so far hir ...
Oct 18, 2003, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery chief keeping mum about several key questions
Tennessee lottery CEO Rebecca Paul is keeping quiet on several significant lottery issues, including why she wants to contract with a single vendor for lottery goods and supplies instead of splitting up the business among several vendors.In an interview with The Tennessean earlier this week, Paul was questioned about language in the request for proposal (RFP) sent to vendors stating that it is the desire of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to select a single vendor able to provide a compreh ...
Oct 18, 2003, 1:51 pm - Lottery News forum