President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Rebecca Paul Hargrove was unanimously reelected as president of the World Lottery Association (WLA) for her second two-year term

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“I appreciate the continued support from WLA members, and I look forward to continuing the hard work of the WLA and what it does best: sharing best practices so lotteries worldwide raise money for good causes and their beneficiaries,” Hargrove said.

 

**NEWS UPDATE** October 14, 2020 HARGROVE REELECTED PRESIDENT OF WORLD LOTTERY ASSOCIATION

NASHVILLE— President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Rebecca Paul Hargrove was unanimously reelected as president of the World Lottery Association (WLA) for her second two-year term.

Hargrove is one of the most respected, experienced leaders in the lottery industry. Her resume includes a long list of lottery, business and civic accomplishments, honors and awards.

“Rebecca continues to blaze trails in the lottery industry, and lotteries across the globe will go on benefitting from her vast experience,” Lottery Board of Directors Chair Susan Lanigan said.

The WLA is a member-based organization with more than 140 government-authorized and licensed lottery organizations from more than 80 countries on six continents. The WLA’s mission is to advance the interests of state-authorized lotteries through a variety of programs that foster relationships and establish best practices for lotteries across the globe.

“I appreciate the continued support from WLA members, and I look forward to continuing the hard work of the WLA and what it does best: sharing best practices so lotteries worldwide raise money for good causes and their beneficiaries,” Hargrove said.

Hargrove has held several leadership positions within WLA, including senior vice president and chair of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. She is the founding chair of the Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership, a program designed to support the advancement of women into top positions of lottery management, leadership and responsibility.

Hargrove also has served as president and/or chair of all offices of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association, as well as serving as president of the international industry organization A.I.L.E. See https://www.world-lotteries.org/ for more details about the WLA.

About the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5.5 billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants, scholarships, Drive to 55 initiatives and after-school programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $15.2 billion in prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1.4 billion in commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow the TEL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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