extends Pa. Lottery bid another 2 months
August 29, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's
effort to hire a private manager for the $3.7 billion Pennsylvania Lottery will
continue past the latest deadline of Friday.
A spokeswoman for the administration said
Wednesday the British national lottery operator, Camelot Global Services, had
agreed to extend the life of the company's bid until Oct. 29.
began searching for a private manager in early 2012, but state Attorney General
Kathleen Kane rejected a proposed contract with his eventual choice, Camelot.
says state law doesn't allow the governor to privatize lottery management or
sanction the expansion of gambling the contract would permit.
staff has been working for months to rewrite the agreement with Camelot to
overcome Kane's objections. It still faces a legal challenge from a state