LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Lottery Commission has voted to approve raises for two employees.
The commission voted Monday to give a 20 percent salary increase to advertising director Joanna Bunten and an 8 percent increase to chief legal counsel W. Bishop Woosley.
Lottery spokeswoman Julie Baldridge says both Bunten and Woosley were being given raises that were overdue under state regulations.
Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue also told commission members that he expected the lottery to earn about $100 million in profits during its first full fiscal year, which ends at the end of this month. That's slightly lower than expected.
Passailaigue says instant tickets make up almost 89 percent of the lottery's sales, and those generally bring in lower profits than draw games.
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