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Date:  Mar 13, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5145

Job Requisition ID:  24108

Agency :  Department of the Lottery 
Closing Date/Time: 03/27/2023
Salary:   $3,856.00 - $5,404.00/Anticipated Monthly Starting Salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC028  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number 34552

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves in one of three on-line game drawing capacities, on any given day, to maintain the intergrity of the Illinois on-line drawings in accordance with Illinois statutes and administrative rules, Multi-State Lottery Association Rules (MUSL) and all established Lottery drawing procedures, assuring a valid drawing:

Draw Coordinator

  • Establishes open communication lines between Lottery Central, the on-ling game vendor and the staff conducting the drawing.
  • Inspects and confirms game drawing equipment is properly operational.
  • Verifies on-line game wagering pools are closed prior to commencement of any game drawing.
  • Enters winning numbers into central gaming system.
  • Completes checklist of required drawing protocols and practices performed.
  • Communicates and coordinates with multi-state lottery group on results or issues.
  • Confirms all fiscal balancing and reports are complete between systems.

Draw Observer

  • Monitors and validates the Draw Coordinator's actions
  • Transmits selected winning numbers and prize information to the gaming system vendor.
  • Verifies selected number information as posted on the Illinois Lottery website.
  • Performs fiscal balancing between systems and ensures all reports are complete and accurate.

Draw Operator

  • Performs winning number selection jointly with the Drawing Auditor in accordance with drawing production procedures.
  • Witnesses the entry of selected winning numbers to central gaming system.
  • Distributes selected winning number and related files to media outlets and other external interested parties using proprietary digital portal, fax, e-mail and other methods.


2. Produces system reports and related drawing information.

  • Reviews and discusses modifications of daily drawing procedures and/or technical process revisions.
  • Initially investigates, identifies and corrects procedure issues and system errors.
  • Maintains the related authoritative draw documentation, records and archives storage system and environment to provide appropriate and optimal ease of availability, use and inquiry response.


3. Maintains disaster recovery protocol documentation for daily drawings.

  • Performs various drawing processing and production disaster recovery functions when necessary.
  • Prepares and maintains draw room.
  • Verifies that all lottery online games have been successfully completed.
  • Acts as proxy, when needed, to ensure adequate personnel coverage of drawing functions.
  • Completes various associated reports using windows-based gaming system and Internal Control System programs, as well as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.


4. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires one (1) year of skilled computer system experience, preferably in a lottery or gaming setting.

2. Requires possession of a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefers one (1) year of experience utilizing information processing system operation principles.
  2. Prefers one (1) year of experience utilizing principles of computer operations, security, and system control monitoring.
  3. Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
  4. Ability to compile and maintain necessary logs and reports using Lottery gaming systems, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  5. Prefers one (1) year of experience utilizing high school mathematics in the workplace.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation.
  2. Requires current, valid driver's license and the ability to travel with little to no notice.
  3. Requires the ability to work holidays and weekends.

Work Hours:  Fri-Tues 8:15 am - 4:15 pm  
Work Location: 101 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5145  
Agency Contact:


Job Family:  Technology; Legal and Compliance  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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