Governor Cooper appoints new North Carolina Education Lottery Chair

Governor Cooper appoints new North Carolina Education Lottery Chair
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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Ripley Rand as the new Chair of the North Carolina Education Lottery Commission.

Rand was originally appointed to the Commission in September 2021, having previously served as a US Attorney and Superior Court Judge in the Tar Heel State.

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Governor Cooper has also selected Cari Boyce to join the Commission as a ‘member-at-large’.

Boyce is currently serving as an advisor in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and has more than 30 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. She recently retired from Duke Energy as Senior Vice President for Enterprise, Strategy and Planning.

The nine-person strong Lottery Commission is tasked with ensuring that the lottery is operated with the highest degree of integrity, while also being responsible for maximising the revenues raised for public education.

The North Carolina Education Lottery revealed in May that more than $9bn has been raised for education in the state since it began operations in March 2006.

Across the lottery’s 16-year lifespan, it has attained over $33.74bn in ticket sales and awarded more than $20.98bn in prizes to lottery winners. Additionally, at least $2.36bn has been awarded in commissions to its retail partners.