Records show the Michigan Lottery Bureau paid 75 employees more than $300,000 in incentive pay in the past year.
The Detroit Free Press reports Monday that the program was initially set up for about 75 sales representatives who met quarterly goals for instant tickets and certain club games. It was expanded this year to include 16 more employees.
The workers are eligible for up to $6,000 a year in performance bonuses and the lottery cited seven years of documented success.
A Free Press analysis of records obtained under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act found, however, the incentive pay program failed to meet its minimum goal in three of those seven years.
Lottery Bureau spokeswoman Andrea Brancato says results in each of the state's sales districts is evaluated independently.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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