Published: March 20, 2022

PGRI Announces Sue Dooley is the recipient of the 2022 Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

PGRI is very pleased and honored to announce the 2022 recipient

of the PGRI Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.

Past recipients of the Award and current industry leaders concurred that

Sue Dooley’s dedication and contributions to the success of the lottery industry

have been enormous  and her efforts appreciated and deserving of this recognition.

Join us to celebrate the presentation of this award to Ms. Dooley

at 4:45 pm on Weds April 20 at the PGRI Smart-Tech Conference in Miami.

This is a fun upbeat affair that is enjoyed by the audience as much as the honoree!

PictureSue Dooley (2022)

Sue Dooley, Director of Draws & Productions, Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) As the fourth employee hired at the Multi-State Lottery Association, Sue (Bilstad) Dooley has overseen the progression of draw services at MUSL for the past 34 years. The MUSL Board of Directors hired Dooley as a Draw Manager in 1988 when the Association had seven member lotteries and one weekly drawing for Lotto*America. Since joining the Association, Dooley has administered more than 35,000 lottery drawings on behalf of MUSL, including the Powerball drawing for the world record $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016.
During her tenure at MUSL, Dooley has witnessed the draw processes evolve from lotteries faxing sales and winner information on paper to the implementation of secure websites and automation. MUSL’s draw schedule has also grown from one weekly drawing to multiple drawings performed every day of the year. Along the way, Dooley has been instrumental in drafting draw procedures for Powerball and other Association games. In addition to scheduled drawings, Dooley also manages MUSL’s emergency draw services and has performed every remote drawing for the Association, including the Powerball drawings at the Atlanta Summer Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and most recently, the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year drawings on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC.
As the Director of Draws and Productions, Dooley is responsible for testing and maintenance of all draw-related equipment and ongoing work to improve the draw process for MUSL and its members, along with continued performance of draws. Over the past 34 years, she has worked with hundreds of lottery officials from across the country in every department: drawings, information security, accounting, marketing, and communications.
Dooley earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1984. Her experiences reacting to the chaotic nature of the classroom prepared Dooley for the occasional draw night challenges.

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