Sep 15 - ‘Robot’ To Replace Michigan Lottery Readers
|Sep 15 - ‘Robot’ To Replace Michigan Lottery Readers|
‘Robot’ To Replace Michigan Lottery Readers « CBS Detroit
It’s the end of the line for the three people who read the lottery numbers on Detroit TV.
WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil reports Aggy Usedly, Beth McCleod and Darryl Wood will no longer announce the winning numbers on TV.
Usedly said she and the two others who read the numbers got the word a couple of weeks ago — and it came as a surprise.
“Our contract was up September 29th and our union rep had been contacting this gentleman in Lansing about getting together to renew the contract and then he called and said that they were not going to do that,” Usedly said
She said it’s simply a sign of the times. ”They’re just going automated now. (We’re) being replaced by a robot.”
The Lottery Commission’s Andi Brancato said state lotteries across the country are moving to “a more streamlined process” and Michigan is just following along with that trend.
For Usedly it’s an end to a 35-year career.
She jokes that she’s one of the last of the breed — local TV celebrities who aren’t on the news. She said she gets recognized everywhere. ”Oh, you’re the lottery lady or, you know … (they say) you’re Aggie Usedly, and that’s not an easy name pronounce sometimes and they remember that.”
Usedly said she’s loved the job.
“I enjoy it. I really do. I guess I’m a ham at heart,” she said, adding that she does look forward to spending more time in Florida and traveling.
|Latest News Hot Topics »||share this topic »|| |
|09-15-2012, 05:36 PM||away - #2|
Think about how many jobs can and are going to be replaced by robots ten years from now... [pic]
|09-16-2012, 06:06 AM||away - #3|
|09-16-2012, 10:35 AM||away - #4|
Damn ima miss Aggy Usedly. The Michigan Lotto ain't gon be the same, unless I hit the 4 digit straight
|09-16-2012, 11:08 AM||away - #5|
that !! been on there forever but its like a 20 second spot.. "heres these numbers woo woo woo, heres these numbers woo woo woo, bye bye"
i remember they even had a game show you could get on by sending in losing tickets
i think the old boy chuck g used to host that !! tho
|09-16-2012, 12:11 PM||away - #6|
looks like there will be jobs to maintain those robots. HMMM. I"M IN.
|09-16-2012, 12:44 PM||online - #7|
Why she all Aggy?
| Kanye West's Face Randomly Appearing On A Brooklyn Wal... |
New reply 2 minutes ago - 359 comments - by PotheadFocker
| 13-year-old Rapper Lil Mouse Accused Of Threatening Th... |
New reply 28 minutes ago - 80 comments - by C-Stylez
| Stacy Dash Out Here Struggling |
New reply 11 minutes ago - 85 comments - by illmatic826
| No More Fruit Loops For Me |
New reply 46 minutes ago - 134 comments - by blaznfor20
| NBA Kobe Fires Back On Twitter About Phil Jackson Comments |
New reply 23 minutes ago - 144 comments - by lefthookright
| Luke Cage - Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson Contin... |
New reply 51 minutes ago - 58 comments - by bigscore
| Lil Wayne Wearing A Baggy Shirt And A Soulja Rag... Wtf |
New reply 26 minutes ago - 89 comments - by Capo202
| Beyonce & Jay-z Pregnant With Second Illuminati Ch... |
New reply 1 hour ago - 79 comments - by A.Dot789
|Join us on Facebook. Check out the BX fan page and hit the Like button.||Follow BX on Twitter to get instant hot topic alerts.||Enter your email address below and receive a daily hot topic newsletter.|
|5,304 fans of BX and 1 new today||4,287 following and 4 new today|