The directors of the State Lottery are not only going to get salaries higher than most others in State Government – they’re going to get more time off. At least the top nineteen employees will.
Technically, lottery employees are state employees. But that hasn’t stopped the Lottery Commission from giving them higher salaries and more vacation than other state employees.
The Commission has divided the lottery staff into two categories. Regular workers and ‘Directors.’ Regular workers are going to be treated right much like other state employees. But the Lottery Commission is treating the nineteen ‘Directors’ – well, different.
A lottery director – who’s making, say, over $100,000 a year – will get 41 days off (including holidays) a year. After he or she’s worked five years it rises to 49 days off. That’s seven weeks of time off a year.
So, when you go buy your lottery ticket and lose – and you’re going to lose 99% of the time – remember, you just paid for a lottery director’s hundred thousand dollar plus salary and six to seven weeks of vacation.