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Citing health reasons, Kansas Lottery Executive Director Dennis Wilson announced his resignation.
The departure will be effective Dec. 3. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will name an acting director in the coming weeks.
"I appreciate the leadership and experience Dennis brought to the Kansas Lottery," Brownback said. "Under his guidance, the agency saw a nearly 5 percent increase in ticket sales, as well as the successful opening of two state-owned casinos."
Wilson said in a statement that he is recovering from a serious knee injury, and wants to make sure it does not deteriorate further.
"It has been an honor to once again serve my fellow Kansans. I have enjoyed my time at the Kansas Lottery and with its dedicated staff," Wilson said. "They work hard every day to ensure the agency and games are upheld to the highest industry standards."
Wilson is a former member of the House of Representatives and state Senator. He also worked in the Kansas Treasurer's Office, and was later elected Johnson County Treasurer.
"We wish him the best - and a speedy recovery," Brownback said.