A former Washington State Patrol officer has been named director of the Washington State Lottery.
Gov. Chris Gregoire just announced that she’s appointed Bill Hanson to the post. In addition to serving as a patrolman and a trooper’s union and law enforcement association official, Hanson has served on the Lottery Commission for the last five years.
“The state Lottery is undergoing a period of change with a new mission,” the governor said in a press release. “Bill is the right director at the right to time to usher in this new phase of the state’s lottery, especially as it helps fund critical programs like education.”
Read on for the full press announcement: