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
CT Lottery chief departs after nine years
Anne M. Noble, president and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. for the last nine years, resigned Tuesday, saying, I've really done what I set out to do when I was hired by this board in 2008.
I'm fond of saying this is not your mother's lottery, Noble said after a late afternoon lottery board meeting during which her departure agreement was approved.
Noble, who earns $206,000, will remain as CEO until Sept. 22. After that she will stay on as a senior adviser to the lottery board until ...
Aug 31, 2016, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Longtime Kentucky Lottery director dies following fall
Arthur L. Arch Gleason, the longtime head of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. died on Friday following a fall in Cincinnati.
Gleason, who was 69, had just announced his retirement three weeks ago after nearly 23 years as president of the Kentucky Lottery. He was the longest-serving lottery head in the nation.
I think that's what bothers us most, said Chip Polston, the lottery spokesman. He was finally at the point to enjoy the later years of his life and then this happens.
Former Gov. Brere ...
Jul 5, 2016, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery chief named MUSL President
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has elected Gary Grief as president of the organization. Grief is the executive director of the Texas Lottery.
I want to congratulate Gary Grief on being elected president of MUSL, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Gary's rich industry knowledge and successful track record in leading the Texas Lottery will serve him well in this important industry leadership role.
Formed in 1987, the Multi-State Lottery Associatio ...
Jun 15, 2016, 3:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery chief announces his retirement
The Kentucky Lottery's long-time chief executive has announced his retirement in a letter to the Lottery's board of directors.
After significant thought and reflection, I have decided it is time for me to retire, said Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Arch Gleason in the letter. I have spent nearly 23 years as President and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery and take great pride in what we have accomplished.
During Gleason's tenure as Kentucky Lottery President CEO, he served as president of t ...
Jun 15, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
State lawmaker calls for Illinois Lottery probe in light of audit findings
Lottery head resigns, another possible winner payout shutdown looms
A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation of the Illinois Lottery after a recent audit revealed it had violated the state finance law.
The audit found that the Lottery circumvented the state's budget impasse by prepaying $20 million to take part in future multi-state lottery games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions.
State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said he wants either Illinois State Attorney General Lisa Mad ...
Jun 12, 2016, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery chooses new director
Brian Rockey, former manager in the Nebraska Department of Revenue's Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division, will return as its director beginning July 1, Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced Monday.
Rockey, 55, worked for the division in capacities including marketing manager from its startup in 1993 through 2011. He then worked for International Game Technology (IGT, formerly known as GTECH), the primary contractor for the state lottery.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from Creighton Univers ...
Jun 7, 2016, 9:22 am - Lottery News forum
Editorial calls for revamp of Oregon Lottery governance
The Register-Guard editorial staff may be on to something for all states to consider
Last week's firing of Jack Roberts as director of the Oregon Lottery offers Oregonians a warning: A governance structure established by voters 30 years ago for a small-time scratch-off ticket operation may be poorly suited to the billion-dollar enterprise the lottery has become. The 2017 Legislature should study whether existing systems of oversight and control are adequate, and refer any needed improvements ...
May 4, 2016, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery director abruptly replaced
Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday and replaced him with an administrator from the Department of Administrative Services.
I am grateful for Jack's years of service to the Oregon Lottery, but it is time for a leadership change, Brown said in a statement.
Brown's office gave no further explanation except that the agency has recently had some management problems. Kristen Grainger, Brown's spokeswoman, did not reply to an email asking for more detai ...
Apr 28, 2016, 9:46 am - Lottery News forum