THE LOTTERY COMMISSION

Ensuring integrity, security, fairness and transparency in the operation and administration of the Lottery.

The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. These appointments meet the requirements of the Lottery Act, which specifies that:

  • No more than three members can be from the same political party.
  • One member must be a certified public accountant.
  • One member must have least five years of experience as a law enforcement officer.

Serving California

The Commission approves the Lottery’s budget and business plans to make sure we achieve our mission—providing supplemental funding for California’s public schools and colleges.

If you have questions or comments for the Commission, feel free to Contact Us. Or, call the Lottery Customer Service Department at 1-800-LOTTERY (1-800-568-8379), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to­ 5 p.m.

Our Members

GREGORY AHERN 
Lottery Commission Chair

Sheriff Ahern, a lifelong resident of Alameda County, has been Sheriff of Alameda County since 2007. He was sworn in as a deputy sheriff in 1980, and has served more than 36 years as a member of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

 

ROWENA LIBANG-BOBILA 
Lottery Commission Vice-Chair

Ms. Libang-Bobila, a member of the State Bar of California since 1996, is the principal attorney at Rowena T. Libang Law Offices, which specializes in asset and wealth preservation, bankruptcy and immigration. She has practiced law for 18 years in both the public and private sectors.

During her nearly 15 years at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, she served in various positions, including lead trial attorney. Ms. Libang-Bobila has also worked as an immigration caseworker in U.S. Senator Alan Cranston’s California office. She is a member of the California Minority Counsel Program, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and the Filipino-American Bar Association of Northern California. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California–Hastings School of Law.

 

NATHANIEL KIRTMAN III
Lottery Commission Member

Mr. Kirtman is a business consultant. He was a senior vice president of publicity for NBC Entertainment from 2006 to 2016, led marketing communications for General Electric Aviation from 2005 to 2006, led General Electric’s digital efforts from 2002 to 2005 and was a senior manager of new media for NBC Entertainment from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Kirtman also worked at Warner Bros. as a marketing representative from 1995 to 1998, and was their public affairs representative from 1994 to 1995.

 

PETER STERN 
Lottery Commission Member

Peter Stern is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Inxeption Corporation. Stern has over 20 years of technology sales, leadership, business development and startup experience. Prior to joining Inxeption, Stern’s past roles included Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Sales at Skedulo, Autopilot and OpSource. Early on in his career, he was Vice President of Enterprise Corporate Sales at Salesforce. At Salesforce, he was responsible for the west coast development and growth of a new direct sales division. Stern's first job out of college was at Oracle where he worked for 6 years and was ultimately responsible for the management of a North American field sales organization evangelizing Oracle's embedded infrastructure technology within the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) community. In December 2010, he was appointed to the San Francisco International Airport Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom and was reappointed in 2014 by Mayor Edwin Lee and Mayor London Breed in 2018.

 

KEETHA MILLS
Lottery Commission Member

Keetha Mills is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), the nonprofit auxiliary serving the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and all 115 colleges. Mills’ professional background includes over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, finance, accounting, and operations. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served in a management role at Hines Interest Limited Partnership and held several regional positions at Planned Parenthood, including Chief Financial Officer of Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta and Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. Earlier in her career, Mills worked with two of the nation’s largest accounting firms at the time, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and held positions at Dynegy. A community college alumna, Mills earned her associate of arts in business administration from Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and her bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Houston. 

Our Meetings Are Open to You

Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at least once a quarter. The meeting agenda for the next Commission meeting will be posted below 10 days prior to the meeting. Keep in mind that you need a PDF reader to open and print the materials in the minutes.

Please contact Elisa Topete, Assistant to the Commission, at (916) 822-8110 or TDD 1-855-591-5776 to submit written material about an agenda item or request disability accommodations. If you’d like to address the Commission, contact Elisa by 4 p.m. the day before or at the time of the meeting.

 

CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION
January 16, 2020  10:00 a.m.
California State Lottery Commission Headquarters
700 North 10th Street, Sacramento, California 95811

 

AGENDA TO BE POSTED IN EARLY JANUARY 2020

 

Please contact Elisa Topete, Assistant to the Commission, at (916) 822-8110 or TDD 1-855- 591-5776, to submit written material regarding an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you wish to address the Commission, you may sign up in advance by contacting the Commission’s Assistant by 4:00 p.m. the day before the meeting or at the time of the meeting.

Download the Minutes of the September 26, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

Download the Transcript of the November 21, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION
November 21, 2019  10:00 a.m.
California State Lottery Commission Headquarters
700 North 10th Street, Sacramento, California 95811

 

10:00 1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call of Commissioners

10:25       4. Approval of the Minutes of the September 26, 2019 Commission Meeting

10:30       5. Consider Approval of the Agenda

10:40       6.  DIRECTOR’S REPORT

a. Director's Report

b. California State Lottery Facilities Development Update

11:00       7.  CONSENT CALENDAR (The items on the consent calendar will be moved and voted on without staff presentation unless a Commissioner requests discussion.)

11:00       8.  ACTION ITEMS (Items will include a staff presentation, Commissioners’ discussion, public comment opportunity and a vote by the Commissioners.):

a. Ratification of the California Highway Patrol Inter-Agency Agreement

b. Ratification of Emergency Six Month Contract Extension with Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc.

c. Request to Add Positions

d. Amendment to Modular Furniture Contract

e. Appointment of California State Lottery Audit Committee Members

f. SuperLotto Plus® Amended Regulations + Attachment

g. Extension of Control Group Companies LLC Service Contract

h. Communication Effectiveness Tracking Study Services Contract Amendment

11:40        9. Commissioner General Discussion

11:45       10. Scheduling Next Meetings – January 16, March 19, May 28, and June 25, 2020 in Sacramento

11:47       11. Public Discussion (The Chair reserves the right to limit the time allocated for each presenter of public comments and the right to limit the number of people speaking on a single issue.)

12:00       12. Adjournment

Please contact Elisa Topete, Assistant to the Commission, at (916) 822-8110 or TDD 1-855- 591-5776, to submit written material regarding an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you wish to address the Commission, you may sign up in advance by contacting the Commission’s Assistant by 4:00 p.m. the day before the meeting or at the time of the meeting.

September 26, 2019, Meeting

Download the Minutes of the June 20, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

Transcript of the September 26, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION
September 26, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

California State Lottery Commission Headquarters
700 North 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

10:00

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call of Commissioners

4. Election of Chair and Vice Chair of the California State Lottery Commission 2019-2020

10:30

5. Consider Approval of the Agenda

10:35

6. Approval of the Minutes of the June 20, 2019 Commission Meeting

10:40

7. DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

a. Director’s Comments (PDF)

10:50

8. CONSENT CALENDAR (The items on the consent calendar will be moved and voted on without staff presentation unless a Commissioner requests discussion.)

10:50

9. ACTION ITEMS (Items will include a staff presentation, Commissioners’ discussion, public comment opportunity and a vote by the Commissioners.):

a. Hispanic Market Advertising Services Contract (PDF)

b. Extension of African American Advertising Services Contract (PDF)

c. Request to Add Positions for the Sales & Marketing Division (PDF)

d. Amendment for Internal Control System Contract (PDF) 

e. Windows 10 Refresh Project (PDF)

f. Consolidated Communications Enterprise Services, Inc. Contract Amendment (PDF)

g. Extension of KPMG Financial Audit Contract (PDF) 

h. Request to Add Positions to Support the Risk & Process Evaluation Section (PDF)

11:30

10. Commissioner General Discussion

11:40

11. Scheduling Next Meeting—November 21, 2019, in Sacramento

12. Public Discussion (The Chair reserves the right to limit the time allocated for each presenter of public comments and the right to limit the number of people speaking on a single issue.)

12:00

13. Adjournment

Please contact Elisa Topete, Assistant to the Commission, at (916) 822-8110 or TDD 1-855-591-5776, to submit written material regarding an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you wish to address the Commission, you may sign up in advance by contacting the Commission’s Assistant by 4:00 p.m. the day before the meeting or at the time of the meeting.

June 20, 2019, Meeting

Download the Minutes of the March 28, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

Transcript of the June 20, 2019 Meeting (PDF)

CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION
June 20, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

California State Lottery Commission Headquarters
700 North 10th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

10:00

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call of Commissioners

10:15

4. Consider Approval of the Agenda

10:17

5. Approval of the Minutes of the March 28, 2019 Commission Meeting

10:20

6. DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

a. Director’s Comments (PDF)

10:30

7. CONSENT CALENDAR (The items on the consent calendar will be moved and voted on without staff presentation unless a Commissioner requests discussion.)

10:30

8. ACTION ITEMS (Items will include a staff presentation, Commissioners’ discussion, public comment opportunity and a vote by the Commissioners.):

a. Department of Rehabilitation Interagency Agreement (PDF)

b. Scientific Games International, Inc. Instant Ticket Printing Contract Amendment (PDF)

c. IGT Global Solutions Corporation Instant Ticket Printing Contract Amendment (PDF) 

d. Pollard Banknote Limited Instant Ticket Printing Contract Amendment (PDF) 

e. Marketing Promotions and Point-of-Sale Services Contract Extension and Contract Amendment (PDF)

f. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Business Plan (PDF) +Fiscal Year 2019-20 Proposed Budget (PDF)

g. Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Contract Amendment (PDF) 

h. Interagency Agreement with the Department of Public Health's Office of Problem Gambling (PDF) 

i. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget (PDF) + Fiscal Year 2019-20 Business Plan (PDF)

11:40

9. Commissioner General Discussion

11:45

10. Scheduling Next Meetings—March 28, May 23 and June 13, 2019, in Sacramento

11:50

11. Public Discussion (The Chair reserves the right to limit the time allocated for each presenter of public comments and the right to limit the number of people speaking on a single issue.)

12:00

12. Adjournment