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Dan Metelsky Retires From Position at the Ohio Lottery Commission

Dan Metelsky, the deputy director for sales and product development for the Ohio Lottery Commission, will retire from his position on August 29th, 2008. Metelsky, 48 years old, has worked for the Lottery Commission since 2001. Before that, he was a representative for the 61st District, which included Lorain from 1996 to 2001. He also served as city councilman for Lorain city for twelve years, with 3 terms in Ward one and three terms as a councilman at large.

Metelsky commented that he was eligible to relinquish his post in March but he wanted to stay in his position until the keno game in Ohio was running. Ohio began offering keno on August 4th, 2008. Metelsky said that the launch of Keno in Ohio was his last big Hurrah. He added that the game of keno is already available at 840 locations all over the state. Metelsky said that his first project for the lottery commission was to get approval from the state legislature for Ohio to join other states in featuring the Mega Millions game. He lobbied state representatives, gave testimony and attended budget hearings.


Louis Blechdom