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Connecticut Lottery Officials Get Hefty Bonuses

Top managers of the agency got bonuses of as much as 10 percent recently.

Top officials with the Connecticut Lottery Corp. were recently awarded $170,000 in bonuses, which included bonuses to managers who make more than $100,000 annually.

According to a report in the Journal Inquirer, the quasi-public agency approved the so-called “incentive” payments on Sept. 20 for 17 officials, including 10 who earn six-figure salaries.

Most of the bonuses were just shy of 10 percent, which was also the bonus amount given to lottery President and Chief Executive Officer Anne Noble.

Gale Mattison, vice chairman of the lottery corporation’s board of directors and head of its personnel committee, told the newspaper that the bonuses were deserved.

“This is pay-for-performance,” Mattison said. “Lottery managers are not eligible for ‘longevity pay’ and we’ve had an incentive compensation program for quite a while.”

In 2011 - the 40th anniversary of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. - $1 billion worth of tickets were sold in the state for the first time.

Concerned Parent October 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I have news for people...bonuses in private industry are paid out partly on personal performance but mostly company performance. However, to pay out bonuses to personnel who are paid by tax dollars, especially with a 9% unemployment rate in CT, is IMO, immoral....Quantify it as much as you wish, but the state is not performing anywhere close to the levels that would warrant such bonuses to state employers, furthermore, all these other pay increases only indicate the level of unethical and frankly corrupt spending practices taking place by our state gov't.
Alexander B. C. October 23, 2012 at 04:16 AM
This is a scandal. We have a corrupt governor who stole an election from corrupt unions doling taxpayer money for an already over-paid position. Government work is not being a professional.
Denise October 24, 2012 at 05:47 PM
The State is in an all time high deficit and we can afford to give bonuses just for going to work...Interesting. A private company could not afford to do this, but that is of course because we do not have the taxpayers to just keep bailing out the shortfalls.

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