• The Lottery Commission's Games and Rules Committee tabled a proposal to raise the check-cashing limit at the state's five casinos from $200 to $10,000.
Last month, Commissioner Dave Lemmon, a retired West Virginia State Police superintendent, objected to the increase, even though it was indicated that the maximum amount would come into play only at the casino at The Greenbrier resort.
"We're going to stay with the status quo at this time," Commissioner Michael Adams said Thursday.
Third-party check-cashing services available at three of the casinos are not bound by the limit, although commissioners were told last month those services limit the size of checks they will cash based on the balances in the individual's accounts.
• Revenue at The Greenbrier casino fell sharply in November, dropping from $828,640 in October to $493,974, a 40 percent decline.
Greenbrier video slots revenue fell from $433,105 in October to $277,696, while table games revenue dropped from $394,535 to $216,278. Table games gross receipts dropped from $1.12 million in October to $617,907 in November.
The state's four other casinos experienced small increases in table games revenues for November.
• Lottery Director John Musgrave announced that Toney is retiring this month, after 10 years of service to the Lottery.
• Orcutt advised that there was a winning $1 million Powerball ticket in Wednesday night's drawing sold in West Virginia. The ticket was sold at a convenience store in Harts, Lincoln County.
Lottery officials announced late Thursday that the winner had come forward and would be announced Friday morning.
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