April 29, 2000 |
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.
February 5, 1999 |
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.
September 26, 1998 |
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.
January 22, 1998 |
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.
October 18, 1997 |
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.
September 18, 1997 |
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.