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California Lottery director resigns after reports of scandal, lavish spending

Dom Calicchio June 9, 2019

The director of the California State Lottery resigned Friday, effective immediately, nearly a year after a letter to then-Gov. Jerry Brown accused the Lottery’s management team of public drunkenness and other unprofessional behavior during business trips.

That letter prompted an expanded audit of the Lottery, which uncovered a history of lavish spending – including $17,000 on pens shaped like baseball bats and $14,000 on baseball caps, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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