The Arkansas Lottery Commission met today to conduct interviews with seven candidates for the position of internal auditor. The position is one of two hires the commission is required to make. The other was lottery director Ernie Passailaigue. Public relations, legislative and commission liaison director Julie Baldridge said the commission did not hire one of the seven candidates today and decided to meet at a later time to discuss the position. The position of internal auditor is listed in the state’s pay schedule as a C119 position, which would draw a base salary of $37,743. The maximum salary for the lottery’s internal auditor position, as set forth in the statute is $141,603. Once someone is chosen for the position, there will be a review by the Legislative Oversight Committee.