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Tom Delacenserie, Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire

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“We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years,” Delacenserie said. “We strengthened our brand by creating a new lottery logo, improved product offerings by increasing payouts on our Scratch games, developed exciting new draw games, and enhanced our advertising support. And we upgraded product delivery systems, including vending machines with state-of-the-art touch screen technology.”     “By achieving these goals and with your help, we set, broke, and re-set sales records each year I was here. More importantly, in the process we increased overall transfers to the Commonwealth to fund college scholarship and grant programs, helping Kentucky students stay home to pursue their degrees,” he said.

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THE LOTTERY AT 30: Doubted by some in the beginning, Hoosier Lottery stands the test of time

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Through fiscal year 2019, the Hoosier Lottery had transferred more than $6 billion to the state of Indiana, including contributions of $887.6 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund, $699.7 million to local police and firefighters’ pension funds and $4.4 billion to the Build Indiana Fund. Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, said in a news release that the lottery’s impact on Indiana over the last 30 years has been significant. “We are so proud of the revenue we’ve generated for the state, and that our revenue is being used to support the pension plans for our retired teachers, police officers and firefighters,” Taylor said. 

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Illinois Lottery Awarded Nearly $1.7 Billion In Prizes In 2019

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"The Illinois Lottery marked its 45th birthday last year, but there were plenty of other reasons to celebrate in 2019," Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said, in the news release. "We want to celebrate our players, our winners, our retail partners and the contributions made by the people of Illinois to education and special causes through purchasing Lottery tickets."

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