New Ark. lottery director wants to boost sales

New Ark. lottery director wants to boost sales

The new director of Arkansas' lottery says he wants to focus on boosting ticket sales and that he does not plan to hire vice presidents for the commission.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The new director of Arkansas' lottery says he wants to focus on boosting ticket sales and that he does not plan to hire vice presidents for the commission.

Bishop Woosley, who was hired by the commission on Saturday, told The Associated Press that he will rely on the games' directors and left open the possibility of eventually hiring a chief operating officer for the organization.

Woosley, who had been the lottery's chief legal counsel, says his primary goal is to improve lottery ticket sales — particularly in draw games such as Powerball and MegaMillions, rather than scratch-off tickets.

He will take over for Ernie Passailaigue (PASS'-uh-lay), who resigned in September after criticism over his management of the games and his $324,000 annual salary. Woosley will be paid $165,000 annually.

 

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