Margaret DeFrancisco, Georgia Lottery Corporation CEO.
ATLANTA -- There are two ways to make half a million dollars a year from the Georgia Lottery. Win it or become the head of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
Earlier this year, 11Alive's Center for Investigative Action tried to get an interview with Margaret DeFrancisco because of cuts to the HOPE Scholarship program. The lottery funds education and the money was running short.
However, that didn't stop the Lottery's Board of Directors from giving big bonuses to executives. DeFrancisco's bonus plus salary equaled $510,000 in 2010.
Finally after multiple attempts and prodding, we got her to sit down to talk to us about her compensation.