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Lender: British professional gambler took aim at $25.8M Lotto jackpot, buying hundreds of thousands of tickets while officials monitored him

“Good afternoon, Pete. Just letting you know that we have been monitoring the sales of an individual who is spending an enormous amount of money on the lotto game.” That’s what Mark Walerysiak, the security director at the Connecticut Lottery Corp. (CLC), wrote in an email on Oct. 28 to Peter Hsieh, the gaming division director for the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

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