(a) The director shall have the authority to:
(1) Appoint, with the approval of the commission, a deputy director for each of the divisions established in this article. The deputy directors appointed shall serve at the will and pleasure of the director at an annual salary established by the commission. Deputy directors shall not be eligible for civil service coverage as provided in section four, article six, chapter twenty-nine of this code;
(2) The director shall hire, pursuant to the approval of the commission, such professional, clerical, technical and administrative personnel as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article. No person shall be employed by the lottery who has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude. Each person employed by the commission shall execute an authorization to allow an investigation of that person's background;
(3) Designate the number and types of locations at which tickets may be sold.
(b) Effective July 1, 1986, all employees of the commission, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be in the classified service under the provisions of article six, chapter twenty-nine of this code.
(c) The director shall, pursuant to the approval of the commission, prepare and submit the annual proposed appropriations for the commission to the Governor.