Kansas Lottery Director Resigns Citing Health Reasons

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The executive director of the Kansas Lottery has resigned, effective on December 3rd.

Dennis Wilson submitted his resignation to Governor Sam Brownback, citing a serious knee injury for his departure.

“I appreciate the leadership and experience Dennis brought to the Kansas Lottery. Under his guidance, the agency saw a nearly 5% increase in ticket sales as well as the successful opening of two state-owned casinos,” Gov. Brownback said. “He has served the state and his home community of Johnson County well. We wish him the best – and a speedy recovery.”

Before his time at the Kansas Lottery, Wilson owned six car dealerships in the Kansas City area. He also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, as well as the Kansas senate from 2005 to 2009.

“It has been an honor to once again serve my fellow Kansans. I have enjoyed my time working at the Kansas Lottery and with its dedicated staff. They work hard every day to ensure the agency and games are upheld to the highest industry standards,” Wilson said. “I am disappointed that my service must come to an end but, I need to direct my attention to my full recovery from a serious knee injury and ensure that it does not further deteriorate.”

The governor is expected to name an acting director in the coming weeks.

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