DeFronzo off Connecticut Lottery board

January 17, 2019

HARTFORD — Donald DeFronzo, who was appointed chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s board of directors in 2017, is no longer on the board, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned.

DeFronzo’s name does not appear on a list of board members on the Lottery’s website. Linda Tarnowski, director of Advertising for the Lottery, confirmed Thursday afternoon that DeFronzo is not a board member any more.

The Lottery, a quasi-public agency, had a board meeting that began at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

DeFronzo, 70, is a former Democratic state senator from New Britain and former commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services.

The Lottery has been hit by three gaming scandals since 2015, the most recent a Super Drawing Jan. 1 that wrongly excluded 100,000 ticket buyers from the game, cost the state nearly $1 million and ended with several Lottery employees placed on administrative leave.

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