CT Lottery quiet as uncomfortable allegations pile up
For a moment it looked like some meaningful information might be released to the public this week about the latest upheaval at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) this time in the form of an order Monday that lottery Vice President Chelsea Turner be placed on an indefinite leave, six days after disclosing in sworn testimony that she contacted the FBI in about 2014 with suspicions of wrongdoing by a superior.
But it hasn't turned out that way.
The CLC's board of directors scheduled a specia ...
Jul 19, 2019, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky CT man wins $100,000 lottery prize for second time
Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again
A Connecticut man just won a $100,000 lottery, barely a year after winning the same jackpot.
Bruce Rosa won the top prize in the Connecticut Cash 5 on July 5. He previously won $100,000 prize in the same lottery on April 27, 2018.
Oh baby, I can't believe I did it again, Rosa said, according to a press release from the Connecticut Lottery. Of the 4,000 winning tickets this week, Rosa's was the only one with all five numbers matching.
The Sta ...
Jul 15, 2019, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Details emerge about CT Lottery CEO secretly recording board chairman in 2014
More 'dirty laundry' revealed by botched raffle draw investigation
Connecticut Lottery Corp. Vice President Chelsea Turner testified Tuesday that around 2014, she and then-lottery CEO Anne Noble had such suspicions about Frank Farricker, then chairman of the lottery's governing board, that she contacted an agent she knew in the FBI which then had Noble record Farricker secretly in at least one meeting.
The small recording device was concealed inside an eyeglass case, Turner testified under ...
Jul 12, 2019, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
Former security chief grilled by CT Lottery lawyer at hearing
Fallout from 2018 botched raffle draw continues
A hearing on an ex-lottery official's whistleblower complaint grew heated Wednesday over the question of why a Connecticut Lottery Corp. drawing team entered the wrong numbers into a computerized random number generator on Jan. 1, 2018, in a million-dollar blunder that required a do-over drawing two weeks later and has never stopped causing trouble since.
Wednesday's heat arose from lottery lawyer Jim Shea's cross-examination of Alfred DuPuis ...
Apr 4, 2019, 10:32 am - Lottery News forum
Traditional lottery ticket Christmas gift turns into $3M win
A family Christmas tradition of giving Connecticut Lottery tickets turned into a $3 million win.
Santa arrived with a $3 million gift recently from the Connecticut Lottery's Dec. 25 Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was sold at Avenue News in Bristol and claimed on Feb. 1.
The prizes were claimed in four separate blocks of $750,000 under four entities:
Christmas 2018 Revocable Trust out of Bristol Christmas 2018 2 Revocable Trust out of Plainville Christmas 2018 3 Revocable Trust out o ...
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery chief questioned by lawmakers over mishaps, computerized drawings
By Jon Lender
State lawmakers grilled Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials Thursday at a legislative hearing about long-running controversies including their alleged retaliation against former lottery security chief Alfred W. DuPuis, who says he was the victim of a vendetta for raising questions in 2015 about the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash game, and their alleged lack of cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection that regulates them.
On top of that, Rep. Joe Verrengia, D-We ...
Jan 25, 2019, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery all-in on sports betting in state
The Connecticut Lottery is making a big push to include sports betting across the state.
Sports betting is a top priority for this year's General Assembly session and Governor Lamont is on board with the concept.
One year after a big blunder with a special New Year's super draw game in 2018, which has been attributed to human error, the new president and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery is touting that last budget year, the lottery games made $345 million for the state and gave out about $80 ...
Jan 17, 2019, 8:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery considering switch to computerized drawings
Apparently new CEO looking to make things even worse at beleaguered lottery
By Jon Lender
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC) is quietly examining possible changes to the drawing procedures by which it selects winning numbers in its various games from the daily Play 3 game on up and one option under consideration is to discontinue live TV drawings that have been broadcast on local stations since 1977.
Another option could be that, in addition to taking the drawings off TV, the lottery w ...
Dec 30, 2018, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Mom finds late son's name on lottery ticket, wins $10,000
A Connecticut woman is $10,000 richer after winning on a lottery ticket that she said was a tribute to her late son.
Amy Johansson of Branford, Connecticut, said she decided to buy a couple of CT Lottery $100,000 Cashword 9 scratch tickets on Tuesday.
She said she scratched off the your letters box of the ticket and four of the first 18 letters revealed the name Eric, followed by the word, love within the game's puzzle board.
Johansson's son, Eric, passed away at the age of 24. She said ...
Dec 5, 2018, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum
New CT lottery chief draws flak over his response to auditors' report on Jan. 1 drawing disaster
The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s new president and CEO, Gregory Smith, was hired this past July amid hopes of a fresh start for the agency that was hit by a million-dollar mistake in a Jan. 1 drawing, after enduring two years of turmoil following a fraud scandal that shut down the 5 Card Cash game in 2015.
But Smith has quickly been drawn into a controversy stemming from those very same problems after writing a letter to two key state legislators in which he defended the lottery agency for act ...
Nov 26, 2018, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum