Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler has chosen a new lottery administrator.
Chandler announced Tuesday that Pat Lashore, a DOR policy adviser and former deputy lottery administrator, will take over for Mike Edmonds on Jan. 10.
Edmonds told his staff in November he planned to resign Dec. 18. He did not say why he was leaving. Asked to elaborate earlier this month on why Edmonds chose to step down, DOR spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis said political appointees get moved around and replaced.
Edmonds asked the state Justice Department in October to review a December 2007 Megabucks drawing to determine whether it was rigged as part of an alleged multi-state scam by the former security director for the firm that generates the winning numbers. The DOJ has confirmed it is investigating.