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MEET THE SUPREMES: Lisa McDonald

Friday, January 19, 2018

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What is your current role?

My official role is draw officer, which [means being] draw coordinator. As a draw coordinator, when I come in I do random selection for the machines and cases of balls for the games throughout the day, ensuring that everything is in place. I have to be very vigilant based on the security of the draw. Mainly, it's dealing with the draw itself, so I'm the behind-the-scenes person. When the talent is on-screen I am the one monitoring the machine.

How important is your role?

It is very critical to the company. I have to ensure that the machines are up and running, because without the machines you can't do the draw. We have to do all our checks and balances to ensure that they are working. Once we get on set and open the cases, it is all being recorded for BGLC [Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission] and auditors [KPMG] to review.

How did you join the Supreme Ventures family?

That was all by chance. I had a job at a bank and I just wasn't loving it anymore. The change of environment has definitely been a breath of fresh air. I applied and they took me in with open arms and I have been loving it ever since.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The flexibility and the people. I am currently in school trying to finish my first degree, so it's given me the flexibility to actually attend school.

What do you think the public takes for granted the most regarding the draw process?

I came here and actually saw all the security procedures that have to be done before each draw. The machines and the balls that are used for each draw are randomly selected so there is a different set of machines and a different set of balls for each draw. Everything is recorded, everything is tested, so there is just no way it could be rigged.

You're in training to become a draw talent as well, what caused the transition?

Presenting is a part of the draw officer role, but I just haven't completed the full training as yet.

What is the hardest part of your training?

The smiling. I am up there thinking I'm smiling, and they are like, 'No Lisa, do better'.

Describe yourself using the letters in your name

Loving, Intelligent, I hope, Sweet, and Adorable…I hope.

Where are you from?

St Andrew.

Which high school did you attend?

St. Hugh's High School for Girls.

What is your favourite food?

Italian, Chinese or Indian, that's a good answer. I do love curry.

What do you do to relax?

Sleep and watch TV. I fall asleep to 'Friends' every night, I love 'Law and Order: SVU', I am obsessed with that show. I like comedies as well.

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