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Report Says Arkansas Lottery Hampered by Mistrust

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/5/2014 4:43 pm

Arkansas' lottery offers too many games, pays more to its vendors than comparable states and suffers from mistrust from the public dating back to its launch five years ago, a consultant hired to review the games told lawmakers on Friday.

Keno Pause Opens New Fight Over Lottery (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 7/6/2014 12:36 pm

Arkansas lottery officials won't just be making the case for why they should be allowed to expand their games to include offerings such as keno when the Legislature meets next year. They'll also be making the case for not completely overhauling their structure.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state’s two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Lottery Commission Votes to Add Monitor-Style Games

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:02 pm

The Arkansas Lottery Commission on Wednesday voted to start the process of implementing monitor-style games in which players can watch drawings every four minutes.

Lottery Oversight Committee Votes 'Non Support' On Video Bets

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/15/2014 5:26 pm

The Arkansas lottery is trying to find ways to boost sales so the state can award more college scholarships, but a legislative panel showed little affection Tuesday for the methods that could be employed.

Former Lottery Official Remmele Mazyck Sentenced to 37 Months

by Associated Press 11/7/2013 1:59 pm

A judge has sentenced a former Arkansas Lottery security official to more than three years in prison for stealing and cashing almost half a million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

Sentencing Set for Former Arkansas Lottery Official Remmele Mazyck

by Associated Press 10/2/2013 12:37 pm

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a former Arkansas Lottery security official accused of stealing and cashing almost a half-million dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets.

Lottery's Bishop Woosley Aware of His Cardinal Direction

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Fans of shows like TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” will understand why Whispers succumbed to curiosity to ask Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and the subject of this week’s Executive Q&A, the following question: Is he related to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, sometimes called Bishop Wosley, King Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor

Bishop Woosley On the Arkansas Scholarship's Lottery's Winning Formula

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Bishop Woosley has worked at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery since its start in 2009 and was named director in February 2012.

Arkansas Lottery Sued After Remmele Mazyck Theft

by Associated Press 8/8/2013 2:34 pm

Two Pulaski County residents are suing the Arkansas lottery, which they say should have adjusted its published odds for scratch-off games after the agency investigated a security officer for stealing tickets.

Arkansas Lottery to Fill Vacant Security Agent Position

by Associated Press 7/15/2013 12:47 pm

The director of Arkansas lottery says the organization plans to fill the job of a former security official who stole and cashed nearly a half-million dollars' worth of scratch tickets.

Arkansas Lottery Posts $89.9M for College Scholarships

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 3:43 pm

The newness may have worn off the Arkansas lottery, which saw a drop of $37 million in sales of its instant ticket games in the just-ended fiscal year, according to budget figures released by the lottery on Wednesday.

Lottery Projects $500K Less in Arkansas Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 1:58 pm

The Arkansas lottery is projecting that it will bring in less money for scholarships in the coming fiscal year.

Arkansas Lottery Hopes to Boost Revenue, Profit Margin

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/29/2013 12:53 pm

A bill that would have required the Arkansas lottery to turn at least a 25 percent annual profit didn't make it out of committee this year, but the lottery director said Monday he expects similar bills to be proposed in future legislative sessions.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 8:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Arkansas Lottery Surpasses $300M in Scholarship Money

by Associated Press 12/10/2012 12:05 pm

Arkansas lottery officials say the lottery has surpassed $300 million in contributions to college scholarships. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley says the lottery passed the mark at the end of November.

Bishop Woosley: Drought, Gas Prices Cause Drop in Lottery Ticket Sales

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/20/2012 6:21 pm

Legislators were told Tuesday that lottery-funded scholarship amounts could take a dive for future recipients as the state-run gambling operation isn't pulling in as much money as expected.