La Fleur’s Magazine’s new series—Quote of the Week—features interviews with lottery directors about what’s ahead for their organizations in fiscal 2022. We will feature a different director each week. This week we are spotlighting Matt Strawn, CEO, Iowa Lottery.
What’s ahead for your lottery in FY22?
“The final months of FY22 will see the Iowa Lottery complete its installation of upgraded self-service kiosks that will now include debit-card reader functionality. We have recently licensed a national big box retailer and will soon be deploying new self-service machines in statewide stores by the end of Spring. Progress on our in-lane lottery sales initiative continues as we are working closely with Abacus Solutions, Scientific Games and a few retailers on a point-of-sale receipt print lottery solution that we can (hopefully) take to market in FY23. We also anticipate completing a physical move to a new central warehouse space by the end of FY22.”
What book are you currently reading?
Risk by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur Brooks
Where do you plan to vacation in the next six months?
“Will soon be headed to the Florida Keys with the family for spring break.”