Senator Steve King speaks on state lottery audit

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The Colorado Lottery is getting criticized for it's staff bonuses amounting to over $400,000.

Nearly a week ago, a state audit was released for the Colorado Lottery. The audit found bonuses from the lottery have rapidly increased from $68,000 in 2009 to $394,000 last year. That is for about a 30 person sales staff.

Senator Steve King, says he doesn't see the best practices being carried out by the state's lottery.

"Our goal and objective needs to be that revenue is generated and expended in the most appropriate ways for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado and that's really the goal, the objective of the Legislative Audit Committee," said King.

Senator King serves as the Vice Chairman of the Legislative Audit Committee and says he plans on running legislation that will deal with the audit findings; in an effort to ensure the money is going toward worthwhile projects, such as parks and schools.

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