Gerstner, who was general director of TV Bandeirantes, took over from Kelly Matos, who had held the presidency of Loterj since January 1, 2019, when Wilson Witzel took over the government, and was only three months in office.
Colonel Gilberto Gueiros da Silva was commander of the 1st Parachute Combat Engineering Company (1st Cia E Cmb Pqdt) and takes over the autarchy in the delicate moment of Loterj due to the falls in the sales produced by the pandemic of COVID-19.
The Lottery of the State of Rio de Janeiro is an autarchy of the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro linked to the State Secretariat for Economic Development, Energy and International Relations - SEDEERI, responsible for the administration, management and inspection of the game in all municipalities of the State.
Created in 1940, Loterj allocates 70% of its income to social projects in Rio de Janeiro, guaranteeing more than US$3.75m for daycare centers, nursing homes and social projects. The Rio Lottery has allocated more than US$16.7m in projects and donations to the entire state, benefiting more than 300 institutions.
Loterj donated more than 450 ambulances, vans and adapted vehicles, serving institutions that focus on people with special needs and patients undergoing treatment.
Some of the benefited institutions are Riosolidario, Associations Pestalozzi, Hemorio, Child and Adolescent House, Child Pro Cardiac Hospital, Apae, Santa Ana House, Solar Menino De Luz, Lar Frei Luiz, among many others.