MUSL to debut new Powerball Draw Show
Organization considers future of lottery industry in wake of pandemic
By Kate Northrop
As businesses across every industry have been adapting to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is taking a look at their own business practices to chart out their latest approach for keeping the Powerball game in the minds of lottery players across the nation.
One of their upcoming ventures includes a new Powerball Draw Show, a refreshed and modern rehash of ...
Sep 1, 2020, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President
By Kate Northrop
Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery.
It is the first time anyone from the Indiana Hoosier Lottery serves in the role and marks the appointment of the 31st MUSL Board President.
In 2013, she was originally appointed as the Hoosier Lottery's Executive Director by former Govern ...
Jul 9, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7
Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
But it's not too late.
Claims can be made online through Jan. 7 and those for $10 or less require no proof of purchase.
Larger ones require receipts dating back as far as 14 years.
If you're claiming more than $10 they sure made it difficult, said Craig Johnson, a Manson resident w ...
Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.
An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) informed its directors on Oct. 9 that it had agreed to pay Larry Dawson $1.5 million as a full and final settlement of his claims.
The association had refused to release details of the settleme ...
Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
New York Lottery joins Multi-State Lottery Association
The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has approved the New York Lottery's request for membership, with transitioning activities having started this week.
The Multi-State Lottery Association was built by jurisdictional lotteries working together, said May Scheve Reardon, MUSL Board President and Missouri Lottery Executive Director. We look forward to continuing that spirit of collaboration with the New York Lottery as we further our mission of helping member lot ...
Jul 3, 2019, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum
MUSL Board President and Powerball Game Chair elected for FY19
The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association elected May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, to serve as Board President for fiscal year 2019. Reardon will take over the Board President position from Rollo Redburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, on July 1, 2018.
MUSL continues to enhance security, train staff and contribute to lottery excellence in the industry, said Redburn. I have every confidence in our new Board President, May Scheve ...
Jul 12, 2018, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
MUSL issues report about computerized drawing failures in Arizona
One machine was broken, the other generated 'apparently valid results'
By Todd Northrop
The Arizona Lottery released the report last month from the Multi-State Lottery Association's (MUSL) investigation of a computerized drawing malfunction that caused the same winning numbers to be generated in successive drawings.
When lottery drawings are discussed or envisioned by members of the public, one imagines a spinning drum of numbered balls from which the lucky winning numbers are drawn. I ...
Apr 11, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Former MUSL official received severance amid lottery jackpot scandal
A prominent lottery official who was stripped of power after a subordinate allegedly carried out a prolonged jackpot-rigging scheme received a $284,000 severance payment, a recent tax filing shows.
The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) made the payment to its longtime executive director Chuck Strutt as part of a voluntary termination agreement signed March 31, according to its 2016 tax return. The filing, released by the group in response to a request by The AP, also reveals that its leg ...
Jan 10, 2017, 10:04 pm - 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
MUSL seeks to dismiss lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A group of state lotteries has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a jackpot winner who argues he was shortchanged by millions of dollars because the prior drawing was rigged by one of its employees.
In court documents filed this week, the Multi-State Lottery Association argued that Iowa resident Larry Dawson does not have legal standing to sue because his claimed injury is merely speculative and hypothetical, and therefore cannot be redressed.
Dawson, of Webster City, filed the l ...
Apr 1, 2016, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum