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