Published: January 8, 2019

Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson Appointed as Idaho Lottery and Liquor Director by New Governor


 Tuesday, January 8, 2019


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Anderson Appointed as Idaho Lottery and Liquor Director by New Governor 

BOISE, Idaho – Newly elected Idaho Governor Brad Little has appointed Jeff Anderson to continue his service as Director for both the Idaho Lottery and the Idaho State Liquor Division. 

 Anderson has served as Idaho Lottery Director since 2007 and as Director of the Idaho State Liquor Division since 2010.  During his years of service, the Lottery and Liquor Division have combined to return over a billion dollars in dividends from product sales to the People of Idaho.

 “It is an honor to serve in Governor Little’s new administration,” Anderson said. “His focus on integrity, transparency, and prudent fiscal policy will continue to make Idaho a leader in opportunity, and growth.” 

In addition, Anderson has represented the State’s interests nationally by serving as the President of both the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association.  He was also Chairman of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

 Prior to joining the Idaho Lottery in 2007, he spent 25 years in broadcasting, most recently as Vice-President and General Manager of CBS affiliates KBOI-TV (Boise) and KIDK-TV (Idaho Falls) from 1996 to 2006.

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