Arkansas Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue has resigned and the commission has accepted his offer to leave effective October 7.
Passailaigue was credited with one of the fastest start-ups of a lottery in the nation, but his tenure was marred by a variety of controversies ranging from financial mismanagement to tenuous political relations with the state legislature.
Lottery spokesperson Julie Baldridge will serve as interim director while a successor is pursued.
Also, our content partner, KUAR FM 89 News, has an interview with Lottery Commission chair Dianne Lamberth.
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