Oklahoma Lottery director Rollo Redburn retires
Redburn helped launch the state lottery and leaves behind some big shoes to fill
By Kate Northrop
Last week, the Oklahoma Lottery said farewell to the Director who was instrumental in vouching for and establishing the state's lottery.
Rollo Redburn, 68, retired from his position as Lottery Commission Director after his final day on the job last Friday. He played an essential role in pushing for the approval of the organization in 2005. First serving in the agency as Director of Administ ...
Nov 5, 2020, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Longtime Rhode Island Lottery chief Gerald Aubin retiring
The longtime head of the Rhode Island Lottery is stepping down.
Gerald Aubin, who has served as director of the Lottery since 1996, announced Friday that he will retire in the spring after nearly a quarter-century in the job. He oversees both traditional games such as scratch tickets as well as the two state-owned casinos operated by Twin River.
Officials said Aubin is the longest-serving head of any lottery in the nation. The gaming agency's revenue has jumped from $90 million to nearly $ ...
Mar 12, 2020, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire
In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure.
We've accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years, Delacenserie said. We strengthened our brand by c ...
Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Canadian man wins lottery, celebrates birthday and retires on same day
A man in Canada has had a truly amazing 24 hours, winning CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) on the lottery on the same day as his birthday and retirement.
Vancouver resident Ping Kuen Shum was already in high spirits after celebrating his birthday and retirement on April 28, when he decided to buy a ticket for the BC/49 draw the same night.
Amazingly, all six of Shum's numbers 09, 12, 13, 18, 21, and 29 came through, winning the birthday boy the entire CA$2 million jackpot.
Shum said he cel ...
May 4, 2018, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery CEO announces retirement
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich announced Thursday that he intends to retire in late 2018 or early 2019. Rich has led the Iowa Lottery since February 2009 and is just the second person to serve as its CEO since the lottery's start in 1985.
Rich, 65, released this statement regarding his retirement:
Over the past years, I've had the privilege of serving three Iowa governors while achieving some significant milestones at the lottery, helping with projects to address some of the state's biggest ...
Apr 20, 2018, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery Director Hedinger announces retirement
Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, has announced her retirement, which was effective December 31, 2017.
Hedinger began her lottery career as deputy executive director of the New Jersey Lottery in 1994. She became acting director in 2003, serving for a year before moving on to the position of chief clerk at the Ocean County Surrogate Court in 2004. Hedinger served in that capacity until June 2010 when Governor Chris Christie selected her to lead the Lottery as its executiv ...
Jan 3, 2018, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery director retiring
The North Carolina Education Lottery's top leader is retiring next spring, ending a stint with the agency that began before it started selling tickets more than a decade ago.
The lottery announced Wednesday that Alice Garland will step down as executive director at the end of March. She became the lottery's second executive director in late 2010, succeeding Tom Shaheen. During her tenure, annual ticket sales increased by $1 billion to $2.4 billion in the past fiscal year, while the share earm ...
Oct 12, 2017, 10:45 am - 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
West Va. Lottery director announces retirement
John Musgrave, the longtime director of the West Virginia Lottery, announced his retirement Thursday, bringing to a close a more than 19-year run that has included work for four different governors.
I love this job. I've been so fortunate. I like doing what I do and serving this administration, as well as the others, but there's something that just tells me it's time, Musgrave told MetroNews.
The lottery had annual revenue of approximately $220 million when Musgrave took over. It now has ...
Oct 9, 2015, 10:32 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery chief to leave at year's end
Colorado Lottery Director Abel Tapia will retire at the end of the year.
The Puebloan and former state representative and senator, was appointed lottery chief in July 2010.
Tapia said Thursday he has been weighing retirement for a year and had planned to lead the lottery for three to four years.
It turns out it's about 3 years and in the lottery, (that's) a lifetime, Tapia said. Directors usually have an 18-month average on the job because it's high-profile and high-demand, so I'm very ...
Jul 26, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum