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Illinois Ends Lottery Contract with Northstar

Illinois Ends Lottery Contract with Northstar

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Illinois is ending its contract with Northstar Lottery Group, the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery — seven years early.

A spokesman says Governor Pat Quinn’s administration had “serious concerns” with Northstar’s performance.

The private lottery contractor has never reached the lofty sales promises it used to win a bid four years ago.

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