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The latest example of the dishonesty and corruption of state-sanctioned lotteries

by Les

Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets—but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring. At a legislative hearing Tuesday morning Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s chairman and acting president, Frank Farricker, acknowledged that "lottery officials put revenues over security issues" concerning the game, a mistake that cost the state at least $1.5 million. In addition, the 2015 episode wasn't the first in which the quasi-public lottery corporation failed to report problems promptly to the state consumer protection officials who oversee them. Read the whole story here.

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