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.

John Smith October 22, 2012 at 08:59 PM
And this is a surprise? Having a state job in Connecticut IS like winning the lottery. Yet people just keep voting in democrats year after year. No wonder this state is going bankrupt. Will have to move out soon.
Tucker October 22, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Of course you had to make this political. Pathetic.
Fairfield Old Timer October 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The TRUTH hurts, Tucker. Pathetic.
John Smith October 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I made it a political issue? No, the democrats made it one by virtue of their mismanagement. Democrats have been in charge of the state legislature for 36 of the past 40 years. Which might explain why the state is near bankruptcy. You can't keep handing out pay and retirement that resembles something a lottery winner would get and expect the state to be solvent. No one wants to do business here and the state is third in the country for tax burden. Barrons rated the state as LAST for fiscal management. Whats pathetic is that people like you continue to vote these people into office. The tipping point is at hand though!
Tucker October 24, 2012 at 04:49 PM
There were politicians on both side of the aisle that opposed this ... and the mess they got themselves in a few years ago. They are not a full government agency, they're a corporation who is backed by the government. The Dems, Republicans have no say over whether or not they get raises. That is decided by the board. And no, I don't think they're deserved.


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