Tagged: bishop woosley

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

by Marty Cook 9/20/2016 3:27 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Touts $604M in Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 4:35 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will soon celebrate its seventh anniversary and has awarded more than $604 million in scholarships.

Arkansas Lottery Sales Pass Record High

by Alexis Hosticka 6/1/2016 11:06 am

With one full month remaining in the fiscal year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery last week surpassed its previous cash sales record for annual draw game sales.

Auditor, Former Commissioner Bash Arkansas Lottery's 10-Year Contract Extension

by Mark Friedman 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials are critical of a recent decision to add 10 years to the contract of a vendor whose original contract was altered after lottery commission approval.

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Lottery Officials Quiet on New Hire After Former Sales Director Scratched

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

You’d never know it from reading the reports of his firing in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, but Robert Stebbins was not directly responsible for ticket sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Arkansas Lottery Says Cuts Will Boost Money for Scholarships

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/14/2015 3:36 pm

The director of Arkansas' lottery says cutbacks from an overhaul of the games will increase the amount of money available for college scholarships next year, but said its revenue is behind expectations so far this year.

Arkansas Lottery Marks 12 Percent Increase in Instant Sales

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 9:00 am

The Arkansas Lottery says sales of its instant scratch-off tickets continue to increase.

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.