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Former Camelot Chief receives £ 6m bonus despite approving £ 2.5m lottery scam

CAMELOT’s chief, who approved Britain’s largest lottery scam, received a bonus of nearly £ 6 million, despite retiring seven years ago.

Former CEO Dame Dianne Thompson, 70, still receives around £ 800,000 a year under a long-term incentive plan.

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Former Lotto chief Dame Dianne Thompson has approved a £ 2.5 million payment to Edward Putnam, a rape criminal convicted in 2009.Credit: Rex Features

This means that Thompson, who approved a £ 2.5 million payment to Edward Putnam, a rapist convicted in 2009, had an estimated £ 5.6 million so far.

Putnam, 56, in Kingslangley, Hertfordshire, worked with Camelot insiders to land an unclaimed jackpot with a forged ticket.

He was imprisoned for nine years.

Camelot was fined £ 3m for failing to properly check his allegations.

Thompson’s transaction is expected to end this year when Camelot’s license to run the lottery expires.

Camelot said: “She is still eligible for the payments she has already earned.”

A mischievous cousin told his companion that one had scooped the lottery jackpot. Then I blew thousands of dollars with a 13-hour vendor.



Former Camelot Chief receives £ 6m bonus despite approving £ 2.5m lottery scam

SourceFormer Camelot Chief receives £ 6m bonus despite approving £ 2.5m lottery scam

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