Execs got bonus despite Georgia lottery slump

 ATLANTA — Top Georgia Lottery executives received large payouts and raises despite a law mean to curb bonuses.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports more than $260,000 worth of “incentive pay” went to top staffers in 2011. Then-Lottery President Margaret DeFrancisco received the largest amount, almost $83,000.

Lawmakers that year passed legislation to curtail bonuses for Lottery executives. At the time, both ticket sales and payments to state education programs were declining.

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