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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

Bredesen defends state lottery CEO's annual pay package
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday that Rebecca Paul's potential $752,000 annual salary package involves a much more businesslike arrangement than a similar amount paid to former University of Tennessee President John Shumaker. I don't think that's legitimate at all, said the governor when asked at a brief news conference if it was fair to compare the two pay packages. I think there's much more accountability in this process, Bredesen said. For example, Rebecca Paul has a job now th ...
Sep 12, 2003, 3:32 am - Lottery News forum

Minorities get lottery pitch
Sherry Nelson, owner of Sherry's Unique Boutique, didn't know if a hair salon could sell lottery tickets, but figured it was worth asking.So Nelson, 39, squeezed into a standing-room-only crowd of women and minority business owners Wednesday to hear new Tennessee Education Lottery chief executive officer Rebecca Paul.Paul's answer was a resounding yes. It was resounding not so much because of what Nelson does for a living, but what she is - an African-American business owner. One of the places w ...
Sep 11, 2003, 4:20 am - Lottery News forum

Merchants show strong interest in Tenn. lottery
To date, around 2,500 merchants representing as many as 2,900 Tennessee retail outlets have expressed an interest in selling lottery tickets next year, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. said Tuesday.The goal is 3,500 retail locations.Will Pinkston, speaking on behalf of the state lottery corporation, said advertisements have been placed in every newspaper in the state, inviting interested retailers to be on the mailing list for applications to sell tickets. Right now there ...
Sep 10, 2003, 6:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery chief says games will rarely be closed to public
Tennessee's new lottery chief cites three situations where operations of the games would be closed to public scrutiny - for recruiting employees, negotiating vendor contracts and discussing security issues. Rebecca Paul, who was chosen this week as CEO to lead startup of the Tennessee games, says those are issues that must be discussed behind closed doors - and happen primarily during the first year of a new lottery. Paul is expected to officially join the Tennessee games by Oct. 1 after 10 year ...
Sep 10, 2003, 6:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery chief tours state
She's only been Tennessee's lottery chief for two days, but Rebecca Paul is already traveling the state gathering support for Tennessee's lottery. Wednesday she was in Memphis to talk with minority business owners.Already, Rebecca Paul is reaching out to minority business owners, touting her record in Georgia on minority hires to her staff. Paul said, The legislature said to me, we want to make sure you have 30-percent of your staff African American. I really didn't do that. I had 54-percent of ...
Sep 10, 2003, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions or Powerball in Tennessee by July, Paul says
Tennesseans will get to play a multistate lottery game that offers giant jackpots either Powerball or Mega Millions by July 4, 2004, Rebecca Paul, who has been hired to run Tennessee's lottery, said yesterday.An analysis will be done first to see which game would be more profitable to the Tennessee lottery, Paul told reporters.Among things she will study is whether Tennessee could lure more Powerball players from Kentucky by offering Mega Millions, she said, or whether it could lure more Mega Mi ...
Sep 10, 2003, 4:13 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. may pay Paul 6 times what Calif., Texas, Fla. pay lottery chiefs
Package: $350,000 salary and up to $402,500 in bonusesTennessee's new lottery director will make at least three times the salary and perhaps as much as six times more than the directors of many of the nation's largest state lotteries, a Tennessean survey of lotteries shows.Georgia lottery director Rebecca Paul, who was tapped during the weekend to head Tennessee's new lottery, will receive a base salary of $350,000. This compares with $134,000 in New York, $123,255 in California and $110,000 in ...
Sep 10, 2003, 4:07 am - Lottery News forum

Paul recommends maximizing lottery prizes
Increasing lottery prizes by changing the law that sets aside nearly a third of game proceeds for scholarships will ultimately lead to more money for Tennessee students, the state's new lottery chief said Tuesday. Rebecca Paul, speaking to reporters a day after being named CEO of the state's new lottery, said she already has contacted several legislators about changing the lottery statute so that officials will have the flexibility to maximize the money going toward college awards.Currently, lot ...
Sep 10, 2003, 4:05 am - Lottery News forum

Paul denies leaving Georgia lottery in quandary
New Tennessee lottery chief says rising college costs are a problemRebecca Paul, Tennessee's new lottery chief executive officer yesterday denied leaving the same position in Georgia because of problems with the Peach State's lottery scholarship program.She also said the problem with the HOPE scholarship program in Georgia is escalating college costs, which are growing faster than lottery revenue even though that revenue has climbed 136% in the past 10 years from $1.1 billion a year to $2.6 bill ...
Sep 10, 2003, 4:03 am - Lottery News forum