Missouri Lottery director resigns amid rift with state commission
The director of the Missouri Lottery is on his way out.
Executive Director Larry Jansen said Monday that he was resigning in response to the Lottery Commission's interest in changing the agency's direction.
Lottery sales fell nearly 3 percent last fiscal year after peaking at almost $1 billion in 2008. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has cited a continued decline in Lottery sales as a reason for cuts to Missouri's online school and some other educational programs that depend on its proceed ...
Nov 9, 2009, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery director resigns
Ohio's lottery director resigned Tuesday from a rocky tenure serving in Gov. Ted Strickland's cabinet, as the state tries to expand the lottery to include video slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Dolan did not say why he's leaving in his resignation letter to Strickland, other than to say that he had thought about the direction of the lottery, including the new policy for slot machines.
My reflection has led me to conclude that the best interests of the Lottery and the state, as well a ...
Aug 4, 2009, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery commissioner to resign
Michigan Lottery commissioner Gary Peters will step down Aug. 10 to take a public policy spot at Central Michigan University, state officials announced Monday.
Peters, 48, was appointed lottery commissioner by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 9, 2003. This fall, he will become the third person to hold the Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government at Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant.
Peters, a Democratic state senator from 1995-2002, also has said he's considering a 2008 run against Rep ...
Apr 17, 2007, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana Lottery gets new director
The Hoosier Lottery is getting a new director.
Kathryn Densborn of Indianapolis, a Republican who lost in her bid to oust Democratic state Rep. David Orentlicher in the November election, will begin work at the agency next week and will take over as director in January.
Densborn formerly worked as the legislative liaison and public information officer for the state Department of Local Government Finance. From 1998 to 2005, she worked for the St. Luke Catholic Church in communications and ...
Dec 11, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
First N.C. lottery chairman Sanders resigns
The first chairman of the North Carolina lottery commission resigned Tuesday after a year on the job that began tumultuously and ended up with ticket sales of more than $400 million.
During his tenure, Charles Sanders helped create the North Carolina lottery from scratch, handled ethics questions surrounding the approval of the games and watched three other commissioners give up their seats.
Gov. Mike Easley appointed Sanders in September 2005 to a one-year term that expired Aug. 31. In a ...
Sep 12, 2006, 5:45 pm - Lottery News forum
New Ohio Lottery chief appointed
An executive with the Ohio Lottery was appointed on Thursday to replace Tom Hayes as director.
Mike Abouserhal, 47, the lottery's assistant director managing the agency's finance and administration, takes over on Saturday.
Hayes resigned effective Friday to pursue private business opportunities, but he has also accepted a temporary job with Cuyahoga County as project manager for the county's board of elections.
The elections board is attempting to fix flaws in the May primary and prepar ...
Aug 18, 2006, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. Lottery chief takes job with newspaper publisher
The executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery is leaving his post to work for the owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, the state and the company announced Thursday.
Ed Mahlman will be chief marketing officer for Philadelphia Media Holdings, which is trying to prove the notion about daily newspapers being in decline wrong with its recent purchase of the Inquirer, Daily News and related properties.
In a statement, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell lauded the work Mahlman d ...
Aug 11, 2006, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery official resigns after leaving DWI accident scene
The vice chairman of the New Mexico Lottery Authority board of directors has turned in a letter of resignation to Gov. Bill Richardson, days after he was arrested in a bizarre drunk-driving crash.
New Mexico Lottery Authority Vice Chairman Cody Kelley is accused of rolling his pickup truck while drunk and then walking away with his injured passenger to a nearby bar.
The incident occurred during the Fourth of July weekend when witnesses said a pickup truck southbound on Pan American NE spun ...
Jul 10, 2006, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum
Judge questions Tenn. Lottery's handling of harassment investigation
A judge said a Tennessee Lottery investigation of workplace harassment violated due process and questioned whether it justified forcing a high-ranking lottery official out of his job.The comments Wednesday by Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy in an open records case provide the most details so far on the dismissal of Steve Adams from his job as the lottery's chief administrative officer after a harassment investigation.Adams has denied he harassed anyone, and lottery executives have said li ...
Jan 20, 2006, 6:51 am - Lottery News forum
Top Oregon lottery official may lose post
Oregon Senate Democrats might block the reappointment of an Oregon State Lottery commissioner for resisting efforts to further increase the state's share of lottery profits last year.On Wednesday, the Senate Rules and Executive Appointments Committee withheld approval of Stan Robson for another term on the lottery commission, said committee chairwoman Sen. Kate Brown, D-Portland. I have some concerns about the position he took on the last lottery contracts and am not sure I'm going to move forwa ...
Jan 19, 2006, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum