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Oklahoma Lottery Director given approval to hire, set up offices
Oklahoma's lottery director was given authority Tuesday to hire employees and to move ahead with plans to design and renovate the lottery's offices.Executive Director Jim Scroggins said he expects to hire about 130 employees, with about 90 to 100 of them assigned to work at the commission's headquarters, 3815 N Santa Fe.Members of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission voted to give Scroggins authority to hire the employees. Scroggins will report new hires at commission meetings.Among the first to be h ...
Jun 15, 2005, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery expects to have 3,500 sales locations
Oklahoma will have 3,500 lottery outlets after the statewide game gears up later this year, one for every 1,000 residents, the state's lottery director said.Speaking at the Oklahoma Grocers Association conference at the Cox Convention Center Wednesday, Director Jim Scroggins said about 80 percent of the tickets will be sold in grocery and convenience stores and retailers can expect a return of about 6 percent.Scroggins promised to keep retailers happy, because we're not going to succeed unless ...
Jun 10, 2005, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma lottery commission urged to keep moving
After hearing his new bosses debate the definition of rules to govern the newest state agency, Oklahoma's lottery director issued them a gentle reminder.If the Oklahoma Lottery Commission hopes to make a self-imposed October deadline for its first ticket sales, we've got to move, Executive Director Jim Scroggins said.It was Scroggins' first meeting since beginning his new job Monday.At previous meetings, the lottery's volunteer commissioners have held lengthy discussions on how to hire outside ...
Jun 9, 2005, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Ticket machines on display for Oklahoma Lottery
On Wednesday, business owners who will comprise Oklahoma's main lottery ticket sellers filed the required applications and got a gander at machinery that may be used to sell Oklahoma lottery tickets.They had been waiting for this day since that November election night when Oklahoma voters enthusiastically endorsed a state lottery.Gas station and grocery store owners also had some questions for Jim Scroggins, the state's lottery director, and Scott Meacham, the governor's point man for the lotter ...
Jun 9, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery hires sales director from Atlanta
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission hired three administrators Wednesday, one of them from Atlanta, to help new executive director James R. Scroggins get the state's education lottery up and running by October.Each of the new administrators personally was recruited for their jobs by Scroggins and will be paid $110,000 a year, he said. Each of them has a wealth of experience in the area they're going to work in, Scroggins said.Named director of administration was Rollo Redburn, a 29-year employee of ...
Jun 9, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery vies for Santa Fe headquarters
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission may have found a home for an agency expected to employ more than 100 workers.Commissioners voted to start negotiations with the owners of Centennial Business Plaza, 3815 N Santa Fe, choosing that building from three prospective sites.Commissioners spent an hour privately discussing the sites, all in Oklahoma City. Upon returning, they declined to disclose specifics, including the proposed lease rate for each site.The vote was unanimous to have state Leasing Direct ...
May 17, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

New Oklahoma Lottery Director Welcomes Challenge
Jim Scroggins possessed almost every attribute state lottery commissioners were seeking.He had headed two other state lotteries, was articulate, and is regarded throughout the industry as an innovator whose openness to new ideas had paid huge dividends.It was an unexpected intangible, however, that pushed Scroggins over the top as the man to launch Oklahoma's lottery. He's a heartland guy, Lottery Commission Chairman Jim Orbison said.Raised in a southern Illinois farm town, Scroggins has spent ...
May 16, 2005, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Director hired to run Oklahoma Lottery
James R. Scroggins, the executive director of the Missouri lottery for the last 13 years, was hired Tuesday to direct the startup of the Oklahoma lottery.The vote was unanimous from the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to hire Scroggins, 61, at a base salary of $175,000 a year, plus $30,000 in one-time transition expenses.Scroggins also will get a bonus of $25,000 if instant lottery tickets go on sale in Oklahoma during October of this year and another $25,000 if online lottery games go on sale durin ...
May 10, 2005, 8:37 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma closer to selecting new lottery director
In about six months, a new Oklahoma state agency will have to be built from the ground up and thousands of retailers across the state will have to be trained and outfitted to sell lottery tickets.With about $62 million in lottery revenue already included in the proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, the state has a lot riding on having some form of lottery operational as soon as possible.Once the lottery is fully operational, state finance officials estimate $150 million will be ...
May 9, 2005, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Remaining Lottery Commissioners
An Oklahoma Senate committee recommended approval Wednesday of the final two lottery commissioners nominated by Gov. Brad Henry.The Senate Finance Committee is sending the nominations of former Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick and Oklahoma City attorney William Paul to the full Senate for confirmation.The committee recommended confirmation of the other five nominees last week. They include James Orbison and George Charlton Jr., both of Tulsa; Tom Riley, of Stillwater; Cindy Ball, of Muskogee; and ...
Apr 21, 2005, 2:18 pm - Lottery News forum