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October 9, 2008

White Receives Powers Award

Story Photo Scott White, online product manager for the Missouri Lottery, received a Powers Award during the annual National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) conference, held Sept. 24 – 27 in Philadelphia.  White received the award for his work in implementing a Club Keno “Quick Start” recruitment program. 

During the Quick Start program, lottery sales representatives recruited approximately 200 new retailers, a nearly 30 percent increase in that market segment.  In addition, sales increased more than $200,000 a week as a result of the added retailers, and new revenue to public education for the first complete year is estimated at $3 million.

“The cornerstone of any successful program is the creation and development of an idea,” said Larry Jansen, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  “Scott took his idea, implemented it and because of it, brought millions in revenues for Missouri’s public education.”

White has been employed at the Missouri Lottery for 22 years.  He is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The Powers Awards is presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance.  These awards are named in honor of the late Edward J. Powers, the “Father of United States Lotteries.”  Powers spent more than 25 years in the lottery industry helping to define the most effective organizational structures that have become a blueprint for today’s lotteries. 





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