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LOTTERY DRAWING POSTPONED DUE TO POOR SALES

June 18, 2003 – Citing insufficient ticket sales, the V.I. Lottery has rescheduled its Thursday extraordinary drawing to July 10. The drawing carries a $1.1 million grand prize.
"Our ticket sales are down, and we have not generated enough sales to take care of the drawing," Paul Flemming, Lottery acting executive director, said on Wednesday.
Flemming was named to his acting position after the governor fired former executive director Austin Andrews last month amid charges of mismanagement. The V.I. Lottery reportedly owes the V.I. government $4 million.
Flemming said he believes the V.I. Lottery Office should generate sufficient sales by the rescheduled date. Tickets will be sold up to the day before the drawing.

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