(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has announced that executive director Rick Wisler will be retiring after nearly 15 years at the position.
“It’s with great affection and regret that we announce Rick’s retirement after 34 years with the NH Lottery,” said Richard Campbell, chairman of NH Lottery Commission. “Rick has been a dedicated leader and innovator, making NH’s lottery one of the most successful in the country. He’ll be deeply missed.”
“I’m so proud to have been associated with the staff of the NH Lottery for these many years. We’ve seen sales increase steadily and we’ve brought new lottery products to our customers. I know I’m leaving the lottery in good hands,” said Wisler.
Wisler’s last day at the post will be February 25th, 2010. He has been one of the longest serving lottery directors in the country. Wisler plans to seek opportunities in the private sector unrelated to the lottery industry.
“The Commission will begin an extensive search for Rick’s replacement immediately,” said Campbell.
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 45 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded $4.1 billion in lottery sales and other earnings, with $2.7 billion being paid in prizes and other cost of sales. Net proceeds to education to date total more than $1.3 billion.