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Record lottery sales prompt questions about need to cut HOPE
Record sales figures show the Georgia lottery is hotter than ever, prompting some legislators to question whether they need to cut the HOPE scholarship program this fall.Ticket sales of $1.3 billion from July through December 2003 were $71 million more than the same period the previous year, a 5 percent increase, state lottery officials said Wednesday.And ticket revenue continues to grow. January sales also were up $7 million over last January, despite competition from the new Tennessee lottery, ...
Feb 5, 2004, 6:21 am - Lottery News forum

N.Y. Lottery Director To Head Georgia Games
The director of New York's lottery, Margaret DeFrancisco, was chosen Thursday to head Georgia's lottery games.Gov. Sonny Perdue, who announced the appointment, called her a can-do person and expressed confidence she will take our lottery to a new level. The Georgia Lottery Corporation has been without a permanent president and chief executive officer since Rebecca Paul, the founding director, jumped ship in September to run Tennessee's startup games.DeFrancisco, 54, has headed the New York ga ...
Dec 19, 2003, 3:16 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia man hits the Mega Millions jackpot twice
A Georgia man held two of three winning tickets for a $70 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, good for a cash option prize of $26.6 million before taxes, lottery officials said.Stephen Cooke of Roswell, Georgia, a recently hired bus driver by Fulton County, said Wednesday that he didn't realize until he went to claim the prize that he had double-purchased the winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing.Cooke will share the $70 million jackpot with the owner of another Mega Millions ticket purchased ...
Nov 13, 2003, 5:31 am - Lottery News forum

3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
Updated: Nov. 12, 2003, 9:19 am ESTThree winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $70 million Mega Millions drawing.Two of those tickets in the multistate lottery were purchased in Roswell, Georgia and the third ticket was sold in Portage, Michigan, near Kalamazoo. Each ticket's annuity value is worth $23,333,333 before taxes.Georgia and Michigan Lottery officials have not yet said which retailers sold the winning tickets.Eight tickets had all five numbers but not the Mega Ball for a $175, ...
Nov 12, 2003, 4:39 am - Lottery News forum

Special projects shrink lottery proceeds
Almost $1.8 billion worth of Georgia lottery proceeds that could have gone for HOPE scholarships has instead been spent on a long list of other projects, including museums, security fences and metal detectors, and renovations of historic buildings.And millions are still being spent for special scholarship programs that benefit a few private colleges favored by powerful lawmakers.Now, with HOPE facing a shortfall and a state commission looking for ways to rein in expenses, some officials wonder w ...
Nov 11, 2003, 5:00 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

Georgia Lottery Board launches national search for CEO
The Georgia Lottery Corporation's board of directors has selected an executive recruiting firm to lead its national search for a president and chief executive officer.Korn-Ferry International, a Los Angeles-based executive search firm, will conduct a national search to find a replacement for Rebecca Paul, who resigned on Sept. 8 to head Tennessees lottery.Kathy Walls, the senior vice-president for corporate affairs for the Georgia Lottery, is serving as interim president while the search is cond ...
Oct 10, 2003, 5:13 am - Lottery News forum

Paul gets brusque farewell from Georgia lottery board
When Rebecca Paul gave three weeks' notice that she was stepping down as head of Georgia's lottery to start Tennessee's, her bosses showered her with praise and wished her well.Days later, the lottery's board of directors barred Paul from her desk and declared it wanted the $500,000-a-year executive gone yesterday literally.Officially, Paul's last day on the job became Sept. 5, two days before she phoned Georgia's governor and told him she had accepted the job of Tennessee Education Lottery Corp ...
Sep 20, 2003, 8:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Public backs HOPE limits
Georgians' support for new restrictions on lottery-funded HOPE scholarships are stronger than previously thought, according to polling results presented to a state commission Thursday.The Peach State Poll, conducted by University of Georgia researchers, found significant public support for limiting the scholarships to four years and a flat $3,000 a year. I think it's a pretty discerning public, said state Rep. Louise McBee, D-Athens, a commission co-chairwoman.The panel - made up of lawmakers, ...
Sep 19, 2003, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia businesses not worried Tenn. lottery will hurt local sales
Rossville, Georgia store owners say they arent worried the Tennessee Lottery, which is expected to launch early next year, will dam the stream of money flowing from Tennessees gamblers.Legislation creating the lottery corporation was signed into law by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen on June 11, according to the lottery Web site at www.tnlottery.gov.Subsequently, Governor Bredesen announced appointments to the new seven-member lottery board on July 1, the Web site reads. Proceeds from the future sa ...
Sep 17, 2003, 2:58 am - Lottery News forum