ARIZONA LOTTERY MISSION STATEMENT
'To support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing revenue in a responsible manner.'
The Arizona Lottery was approved by a statewide public initiative in November 1980, becoming the first state west of the Mississippi to have a legal, state-administered lottery. Although the initial approval margin was slim, subsequent referendums have shown high public support. In November 2002, 73 percent of Arizonans voted to extend the Lottery for an additional 10 years. Legislation passed in 2010 ensures that the Lottery will continue until 2035. Jeff Hatch-Miller (pictured top center) is the Lottery’s current Executive Director.