The member lotteries of the Mega Millions consortium today announced that Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica will serve as the new Mega Millions lead director.

In this role, Medenica will lead the 11-member group in the oversight of the Mega Millions game, from drawings and accounting procedures to public relations and promotions. Medenica succeeds Debbie Alford, who recently retired as President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Medenica has led Maryland Lottery and Gaming since 2015, and previously was head of the New York Lottery and President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

Mega Millions is operated as a consortium of member lotteries which share responsibility for all aspects of the game. Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11 p.m. Eastern Time in Atlanta. Tickets for Mega Millions are sold in 46 states and jurisdictions.

“The Mega Millions consortium is a great example of state lotteries working together collaboratively, and I’m happy to make a contribution to the group,” Medenica said. “We’re all proud to offer a popular game that millions of people across the country enjoy playing every day.”