Like other employees in his agency, Maryland lottery director Gordon Medenica isn’t permitted to play state lottery games.
But, in a sense, he is playing the odds.
Medenica’s calculations aren’t about trying to win the Pick 4 or a scratch-off game. Rather, he’s often examining statistics and trends from other states before introducing new games he hopes will be embraced in Maryland.
“The lottery industry is a very cooperative, sharing industry,” said Medenica, who also oversees the state’s six casinos. “We don’t compete directly with one another. There is a huge exchange of information.”
A recent “play” by Medenica turned out to be a winner.
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