24 May 2020
Jim Hosker was my mentor and good friend.
When I joined the lottery family in 1987 I, like many others in that position, knew little or nothing about lotteries. So, I searched around for a world expert and discovered one James J Hosker Director of Massachusetts State lottery. I made contact and asked could I come and visit. I got an immediate yes and spent one amazing and seminal week in Boston learning all there was to know about the lottery business from Jim and his first lieutenant Tom O Hehir. We three were bonded by a mutual love of Ireland and an even greater love of Macanudo cigars.
Since that time, Jim has been a constant in my business and personal life.