Mint Condition

Spring Gillard, Ball Girl, Wester Canada Lottery, 1985A friend sent me this photo recently of me back in the day. He worked for BC Lotteries and I worked for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. As previously posted, I was the Ball Girl for the Lottery show for a time, along with my duties as Creative Supervisor. I joined the lottery corp just as BC was splitting off from the WCLC. BCLC is celebrating their 30th anniversary this April. I recall my first boss at WCLC saying the lottery was “a license to print money.” He didn’t last long in that position, but the lottery is still a lucrative enterprise. Certainly our government has come to rely on that alternative mint, non-profits too, although they are getting a smaller piece of the pie now.

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