Gov, Sam Brownback appointed Terry Presta as the Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery Wednesday.
Presda was the president of Overland Park-based Presto Convenience Stores until December of 2010. Gov. Brownback says Presda brings more than 30 years of experience as a business owner and operator to his new role with the Kansas Lottery.
Brownback added that Presda will bring more energy to the lottery "as we focus on growing sales and increasing transfers to the state."
The Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane continues to easily exceed revenue projections.
The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that entering September, the casino generated $129.5 million since it opened in mid-December last year. It has been averaging more than $15 million a month. The lottery owns and operates the casino's games.
If that pace continues, the casino will bring in more than $180 million this year. In 2010, consultants predicted the casino would generate $159.1 million in 2012.