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Pennsylvania Lottery names new director

January 10, 2014 News Extra

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Lottery has a new leader.

State revenue officials today named Hershey businessman Silvan Lutkewitte III as the lottery’s executive director.

Lutkewitte most recently was chairman of the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission. He begins his new job Monday.

Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser says Lutkewitte has broad experience in business growth, retail operations and contract negotiation.

He says Lutkewitte previously worked for more than 20 years iwith gas stations and convenience stores.

Lutkewitte replaces former executive director Todd Rucci, who left to join a Lancaster-based printing company.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is one of the nation’s largest, with $3.7 billion in sales in its last fiscal year. Last month, the Corbett administration abandoned a plan to privatize the agency.

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