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Commissioner M. Scott Bowen

Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen

M. Scott Bowen was appointed eighth commissioner of the Michigan Bureau of State Lottery on January 13, 2008.

Bowen, of Grand Rapids, had previously served as the director of the Office of the State Employer. He was a practicing attorney and served as judge of the 62 A District Court in Wyoming until July 2005. Prior to his judicial appointment, Bowen was a partner at McInerney & Bowen and was a founder and partner of Bowen, Distel & Haynes P.L.C.

In addition to Bowen's appointment as the director of the Office of the State Employer and his judicial appointment, Bowen's previous government experience includes two terms on the Grand Rapids City Council, serving as president in 1999. Bowen was also a special assistant attorney general for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Bowen earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Law School and his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

The lottery commissioner is responsible for the overall management and operation of the bureau, including development of long range plans, formulation of policy, assuring the accountability and integrity of the lottery, and establishing and maintaining contact with state legislators to research, evaluate, and gauge the impact of lottery related legislation.

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Disclaimer:  The only basis for a valid Lottery claim is compliance with the Lottery Statute and the Lottery Rules.  No valid Lottery claim may be premised on human, electronic, or other error in the communication, display or transmission of data, however recorded, displayed, or transmitted.  No valid Lottery claim can be premised upon any intentional human, 
electronic, or other form of communication or transmission of data, which has not been authorized by the Lottery Commissioner.

Authority: Act 239, 1972, as amended.

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