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Meet the Lottery's Commissioners

A select group of five men and women help guide the Lottery management team on how to increase sales, add to public education budgets and provide entertaining games for customers.  Meet the members of the Lottery Commission - our decision makers!

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Lottery Commission


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Commission Members

The Lottery Act requires that the five-member Commission – appointed by the Governor – be comprised of no more than three members from the same political party; one must be a Certified Public Accountant and another must have at least five years of experience as a law enforcement officer. Below, find out more about the current members of the California Lottery Commission.

Our Commission Serves California

Our Lottery Commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor, oversees the California Lottery and approves its budget and business plans. Our Commission is required to meet at least once a quarter and all meetings are open to the public.

We encourage you to learn more about our organization by surfing through the corporate side of our website. Read our Commission member bios, learn more about our business and see what makes us tick.

If you have questions or comments for the Lottery Commission, you can contact them at

Members of the media may call the Corporate Communications Division at (916) 822-8131. All public questions must be directed to 1-800-LOTTERY (1-800-568-8379).

Nathaniel Kirtman III

Mr. Kirtman has been the senior vice president of publicity for NBC Universal since 2006. He...

Gregory Ahern
Vice Chair

Sheriff Ahern has been a lifelong resident of Alameda County. He was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in 1980, and has served... 

Connie M. Perez

Ms. Perez is a partner at Brown Armstrong Accountancy Corporation, one of the largest accounting...

Rowena Libang-Bobila

Ms. Libang-Bobila has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1996, and...

John Smolin

Mr. Smolin has worked in a number of firefighting positions with Los Angeles County since 1998, including...