April 7, 2021: Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the appointment of Scott Sales to serve as Lottery Director for the State of Montana. Sales owns and operates Cottonwood Custom Haying. First elected to serve Montana in the state legislature in 2002, Sales served as Speaker of the House from 2007-2008, House Minority Leader from 2009-2010, and President of the Senate from 2017-2020. Before his public service career began, Sales spent fifteen years with Extended Systems as purchasing manager and regional sales manager, and nearly three years with Hewlett-Packard as a purchasing agent. Sales currently serves as Legislative Liaison to Governor Gianforte.