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Virgin Islands Lottery
Address: 8A Ross Estate,
Barbel Plaza St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802
Internet: N/A
E-mail Address: N/A
Phone: (340) 774-2502
Fax: (340) 776-4730
Population: 108,612
Executive Director: Conrad Francois
Year Lottery Founded: 1957
Sales FY 2000: US$19.3 million gross sales
Number of Employees: 50
Retailers: 300
On-line Vendor: GTECH
Instant Ticket Vendor: GTECH
ITVMs: N/A
Games Offered: Scratch, Powerball ,Pick 3, Pick 4 and Traditional lotto.
Beneficiaries: Handicapped Children's Fund and General Fund
Jurisdiction: Virgin Islands


News 2012
September 4, 2012 Virgin Islands Lottery Doing OK in Troubled Times
March 3, 2012 Senate Committee Holds Casino Bills

News 2011
March 3, 2012 Senate Committee Holds Casino Bills
September 23, 2011 Latest Audit Puts Dark Cloud Over Lottery - Findings
September 19, 2011 VI Lottery Issues Beautiful Sea Shell Tickets
September 23, 2011 Inspector General's Office Audit Report of Lottery Operations Finds Free-Flowing Cash, Few Controls
September 21, 2011 Senators Override Governor’s Vetoes on Casino Marketing
August 18, 2011 Lottery Commission OKs Automated Ticket System
July 27, 2011 Governor Vetoes Gaming Machine Bill
July 7, 2011 Senate Committee Rules Gaming Device Prohibited Without License
March 22, 2011 Virgin Island Lottery Announce “2011 Carnival” Special Edition Ticket
February 17, 2011 Audit Reveals Lottery's Failure to Submit Required Monthly Revenue Reports to Finance
February 3, 2011 Lottery Goes 'Warm and Fuzzy' for Valentine's

News 2010
Dec 20, 2010 Supreme Court Affirms Lower Court's Decision, Lottery Not at Fault for Awarding Prize with No ID
Nov 22, 2010 Lottery Celebrates Thanksgiving Bounty With New Ticket
Nov 4, 2010 Lottery Unveils New Ticket Collection
August 28, 2010 Lottery Official Briefs Senate Budget Committee on Its Operations
August 16, 2010 Committee to Review FY 2011 Budget Proposal for the Virgin Islands Lottery
July 24, 2010 Senate Panel Supports Two Lottery Nominees
May 19, 2010 Reward Offered in Connection with Arson Attack on Lottery’s Head Office

Lottery Out of Luck, First the Auditor Finds Numerous Examples of Shoddy Fiscal Management, Now Downtown Ticket Sales Office is Robbed and Set on Fire
ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands (March 19, 2010) --  Following news that the Virgin Islands Lottery's external auditor claims that the Lottery's traditional game has been so poorly managed it should be shut down until better financial controls are put in place.....................Subscribers

Lottery’s Traditional Game Should Be Shut Down - Auditor
ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands (March 19, 2010) – A leading Virgin Islands newspaper reports the Virgin Islands Lottery's external auditor claims that the Lottery's traditional game has been so poorly managed it should be shut down until better financial controls are put in place.....................Subscribers

Lottery Office Robbed, Torched
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (March 16th 2010) – News sources reported thousands of dollars are missing from the vault of the Virgin Islands Lottery ticket sales office in downtown Charlotte Amalie after a robbery and arson Saturday morning........................Subscribers

Lottery News 2009

Governor Signs Lottery Bill
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (November 26, 2009) - Governor John deJongh Jr. took action on 19 bills Wednesday. Among the bills signed into law Wednesday included: An act to allow Virgin Island Lottery Commission members...............Subscribers

Senate Passes a Number of Bills and Amendments Relating to the State Lottery
ST. THOMAS, Virgin islands (October 29, 2009) – News sources reported today that Senators passed a number of bills and amendments relating to the Lottery, including..............Subscribers

Lottery Officials Predict Overall Revenues in Fiscal Year 2010 Will .......
Lottery Officials Hope Marketing Will Increase Profitability
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands (July 18, 2009) – Sources report officials from the Virgin Islands Lottery told members of the Appropriations and Budget Committee on Friday that they are projecting that overall revenues in Fiscal Year 2010 will ..................Subscribers

Governor’s Nomination to Lead Lottery Confirmed by Senate Committee
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands (July 16, 2009) – The VI Daily News reports members of the Senate Committee gave a favorable recommendation to Virgin Islands Lottery Acting Executive Director Conrad Francois II's nomination Wednesday night after pressing him for hours to justify why he is the right man for the job......................Subscribers

Southland Gaming CEO Scorches Rumors that the Company Owes Millions in Overdue VLT Taxes
Article By: Robert E. Huckabee III is CEO of Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands Inc.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (June 19, 2009) -- Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands Inc. is proud to assist the Virgin Islands Lottery in providing video lottery as an enhancement to the oldest traditional lottery in the United States and as an added tourist attraction in our Virgin Islands home. As we near our sixth anniversary of service to the Virgin Islands, however, we believe it is necessary to respond to certain incorrect information regarding Southland that was reported at two recent Senate hearings and that will be addressed at a special Senate hearing to be held Tuesday on St. Thomas....................Subscribers

Governor Taps Former VIHA Director to Lead Virgin Islands Lottery
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (May 19, 2009) – According to local media reports Governor John deJongh Jr. has nominated Conrad Francois to be executive director of the Virgin Islands Lottery.........................Subscribers

Lottery Issues Remain Unresolved, Attorney General's Office Looks to Amend VLT Contract
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (April 3, 2009) – According to a local media report lottery officials claim that Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands, the company in charge of VLT operations on St. Thomas and St. John., owe the Government $20 million.................Subscribers

Lottery Prepares to Issue RFP for a Central System for Monitoring all Aspects of VLT Operations
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (April 3, 2009) – According to a local media report Appropriations and Budget Committee members spent about five hours questing Virgin Islands Lottery officials on Friday to determine what if anything had been to resolved of the major issues raised in a 2007 federal audit of the territory's video lottery system...............Subscribers


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