Northstar Lottery Group won a 2010 contract to manage the Illinois State Lottery that could enrich the firm by more than $300 million over five years, but a Franklin Center investigation has discovered that irregularities marred the state’s selection process.
GTECH, which owns 80 percent of Northstar, poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a campaign fund that funneled $1.5 million to Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2010 campaign. Just six weeks before Election Day 2010, Quinn announced that Northstar would receive the lucrative contract to manage the lottery.
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