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Governor orders resale of Mercedes “Lotto-mobile”

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Oct. 3, 2011 at 11:28 am |
October 25, 2011 9:15 am

Gov. Chris Gregoire, already under the microscope for higher-than-estimated costs of her recent trade trip to the Paris Air Show, ordered state Lottery director Bill Hanson today to return the agency’s new Mercedes “Lotto-mobile” van to the dealer.

The Lottery paid $49,000 for the Sprinter van and had requested bid proposals for dressing it up in bright-colored logos and outfitting it to operate Lotto-dispensing machines – all as a way to promote ticket sales and educate the public at fairs and festivals around the state.

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