The Finance minister also requested the country's top fiscal control body to investigate Lottery activities in 2003-2005, to which many of the media reports relate.

The dismissed board was made of three members appointed by the Finance Minister, including the chairman, one by the National Sport Agency and another one by the Interior minister.

The Finance ministera""s decision comes in the wake of a scandal which involved enormous monthly salaries gained by the Lotterya""s employees and dubious businesses between the chairman and deputy PM George Copos.