A professional gambler traveled from Great Britain to Connecticut in recent weeks with an audacious plan — to spend as much as $2 million buying "Quick Pick" Lotto tickets by the hundreds of thousands at local convenience stores in hopes of winning the Nov. 1 near-record Connecticut Lotto jackpot of $25.8 million.Jackpots, Connecticut, Retailer, General Interest
Two state employees describe 'getting the job done' at the beleaguered Connecticut Lottery Corporation, while working in an environment described by colleagues in an internal survey as "fear-based," "toxic" and "North Korea-like."Connecticut, Opinion, Scandal, General Interest, Investigation, Headquarters, Government
President/CEO Gregory Smith of the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) repeatedly refused last week to say why he placed CLC Vice President Chelsea Turner on paid administrative leave July 15 from her $190,000-a-year job under a state personnel regulation that provides for "investigation of alleged serious misconduct which could constitute just cause for dismissal."Legal, Connecticut, Administration, Error, Scandal, Raffle, Drawing