HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 25Issue 29MICHIGAN MOURNS THE LOSS OF TWO PIONEERS OF THE FOUNDATION OF STATE LOTTERY

Michigan recently lost two well known trail blazers of the Michigan Lottery System.

Former U.S. Rep. Bob “Bingo” Traxler, a Bay City Democrat who moved from the state House of Representatives to Congress and served in Washington for nearly two decades, died October 23, 2019. He was 88.

Representative Traxlerwas elected to the state House of Representatives in 1962, he served for 12 years, winning the nickname of "Bingo Bob" for his role in helping to write the state's law on bingo and lotteries.

Aggie Usedly, known as the “Lottery Lady” to Detroit TV viewers, , spent more than 30 years as a host for the Michigan Lottery. 

Usedly was best remembered for drawing and announcing the winning lottery numbers every evening on WDIV-TV, channel 4 in Detroit. She also worked for almost a decade on two weekly lottery shows, Megabucks Giveaway and The Road to Riches.

Aggie Usedly was 79 at the time of her passing. No cause of death was released.

 

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