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February 5, 1986 | United Press International
About 26,500 winners of $600 or more in the lottery should be receiving tax withholding statements, the California Lottery Commission said Tuesday. The winners will receive "Statements for Recipients of Certain Gambling Winnings" or W-2G forms showing the amount of windfall reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
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October 1, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
California schools and colleges received $1.28 billion in lottery funds last year, the state controller's office said Tuesday. More than $1 billion was paid to K-12 schools. Community colleges received more than $168.5 million, the California State University system was paid more than $46 million, and the University of California was allotted nearly $30 million. Other recipients for the 2012-13 fiscal year include the Hastings College of Law, the state Youth Authority, the Department of Developmental Services and special schools.
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NEWS
February 14, 1985
The California Lottery Commission has selected five candidates for the $73,780-per-year job of state lottery director. Gov. George Deukmejian will select the final candidate after reviewing the commission's recommendations. Appointment to the post is expected to be delayed for at least a month while an extensive background check of the final candidate is made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
Revenue from California Lottery games declined 7.4% to $3.31 billion last fiscal year, meaning less money for state schools, according to a state report released Wednesday. Lottery money for education dropped about $80 million to $1.2 billion last year, although lottery officials note that it was the seventh year in a row that lottery funding to education topped $1 billion. "The decrease in sales is mostly attributable to Lotto game sales," the lottery's annual report said. "Generally, jackpots were won at lower levels in the 2006/2007 fiscal year, and sales are usually lower for smaller jackpots."
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997 | DENISE GELLENE
Advertiser: California Lottery Commission Agency: Grey Advertising West, Los Angeles Challenge: Find a new way to generate interest in the lottery. The Ads: A series of TV ads shows how various people react when they learn they've won the lottery. A man freezes when he phones his wife. Female co-workers gather in the ladies' room to share the news. A mother dances quietly at home with her young daughter. Result: The last batch of ads, from the commission's previous agency, J.
NEWS
March 12, 1985
The California Lottery Commission listened to sales pitches by entrepreneurs promoting everything from a megabuck multiservices contract to run the entire lottery system to a modest proposal to share in the printing of instant tickets. No action was taken on the presentations, which were made at the request of the commission in an effort to determine the type of game to be set up as California's first lottery.
NEWS
August 29, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved the appointment of Michael Michalko as director of the California Lottery Commission after he pledged to avoid "a hard sell" in advertising the games. Michalko said television and radio advertising will focus on how the lottery is played and where to buy tickets. "What you will not see here is anything that would be offensive or be associated with a Madison Avenue approach, a hard sell," Michalko told the Senate panel.
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May 12, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
On the eve of his contested confirmation hearing, California Lottery Commission member Richard A. Cramer abruptly resigned Tuesday, saying the press of business prevented him from devoting enough time to the job. Cramer, a San Diego businessman who was appointed to the commission by Gov. Pete Wilson a year ago, was scheduled to appear before the Senate Rules Committee today to answer questions about the lottery's handling of a series of contracts.
NEWS
January 8, 1986 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
Will deliver his State of the State message to the Legislature on Thursday. Will present a 1986-87 state budget totaling about $37 billion to lawmakers on Friday. Assembly Bills Introduced: Death Penalty: AB2598 by Assemblyman Ross Johnson (R-La Habra) would withhold the salaries of state Supreme Court justices if they had not ruled on a death penalty appeal within the required period of 150 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1985
The California Lottery Commission is taking its time in setting up the lottery that voters approved last November. Some people complain that Gov. George Deukmejian dragged his feet on a measure that he opposed, and others explain that the commission is exercising proper prudence in creating what will be one of the largest legal gambling operations in the country. Either way, the March 21 deadline set by the initiative will not be met, though there seems little harm in that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2007 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
After three years of record sales, the California Lottery has hit a slump, triggering introspection about how the 22-year-old agency does business. Lottery officials blame a lack of big jackpots in its Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus games for forcing them to lower their projected revenues this year from $3.6 billion to $3.2 billion. By law, just over a third of lottery income goes to education. Last year, the lottery gave $1.29 billion to schools.
NEWS
April 29, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to attract more gamblers, the state Lottery Commission has approved changes to SuperLotto that will make it significantly tougher to win the game's top prize. In adopting the changes Friday, the three-member commission paved the way for SuperLotto to more closely resemble Powerball, the popular multistate game known for its enormous jackpots and additional prizes at lower levels. "It's a major step forward for the lottery," said David Rosenberg, chairman of the commission.
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April 19, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to boost slumping sales by attracting more gamblers, the California State Lottery is proposing to revamp its SuperLotto game by offering more prizes, while slashing the likelihood of winning the game's jackpot. The changes are intended to make SuperLotto more like the "Powerball" and "Big Game" lotto games offered in 28 of the 37 states that now hold lotteries. The aim is to boost SuperLotto sales, which have been declining for the past four years.
NEWS
February 5, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Davis administration's plodding pace in making major appointments has left leaders of California's lottery paralyzed, unable to make any major decisions even though its sales are slumping severely. For most state agencies, Gov. Gray Davis' deliberateness has not created serious problems, because holdover appointees of his predecessor, Pete Wilson, are filling in until replacements are named.
NEWS
September 26, 1998 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William J. Popejoy, the businessman who helped extract Orange County from the worst local government bankruptcy in the nation's history, said Friday he will resign as director of the California Lottery next month. Popejoy, 60, appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson in April 1997 to run the $2-billion enterprise, said he intends to return to private enterprise, but has no specific job in mind.
NEWS
January 22, 1998 | Associated Press
A new online game with a horse racing theme has been introduced by the California Lottery. Started Tuesday, Daily Derby, on regular lottery terminals, is played by selecting three horses from a field of 12--one to finish first, one to finish second and one to finish third--and a race time. The race time is the amount of time the first place horse takes to finish the race. Players can win various levels of prizes by correctly matching horses and/or race times. Odds range from 1-in-1.
NEWS
December 8, 1997 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In matters of government and commerce, he's becoming California's go-to guy in times of trouble. During the dismal days of the nation's savings and loan crisis, federal regulators brought in William J. Popejoy to run the country's most troubled thrift. A decade later, Orange County called on Popejoy to right the teetering county after it declared bankruptcy in 1994.
NEWS
October 18, 1997 | From Associated Press
The state lottery, long criticized as inefficient, decided Friday to slash its work force by nearly a third in an overhaul intended to give more money to players and schools. Under the reorganization plan, about 250 jobs will be lost statewide over the next eight months. Lottery Director William Popejoy, appointed five months ago as a trouble-shooter for Gov.
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