The Kentucky Lottery’s longtime president and CEO Arch Gleason has died, according to a number of media reports.
In a news release, the Kentucky Lottery said Gleason died Friday from injuries sustained in a fall.
Gleason spent nearly 23 years leading the Kentucky Lottery. He took over in the fourth year of the lottery’s existence, and he served under five governors.
Gleason had announced his retirement from the organization less than a month ago. At the time, he said he was proud to have built the lottery into a “a powerful economic engine for our state.” The lottery generates dollars for Kentucky education.
Before joining the Kentucky Lottery, Gleason served two separate terms as director of the West Virginia Lottery. He is also a former secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation.