March 13, 1995 in Nation/World

Only Women Need Apply For Lottery Job

Compiled From Wire Services

The state lottery is looking to fill a high-stakes job, but men need not apply.

The lottery director says he’s interviewing only women to announce Rhode Island Lottery numbers on television - for now, anyway.

Until last fall, men had announced the numbers, so lottery Director John Hawkins decided “it was time to give the ladies a chance.”

The American Civil Liberties Union says blocking men from the show is illegal. The group plans to file a complaint with the state’s human rights commission.

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