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Pa. auditor to review Lottery payments

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has ordered a review of payments the Corbett administration has made to consultants as part of a stalled plan to hire a private manager for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

DePasquale said Tuesday his staff will audit the $3.4 million in Lottery funds paid to private vendors associated with the still-pending contract with Camelot Global Services.

"Funds from the Pennsylvania Lottery are supposed to help older Pennsylvanians with prescriptions, transportation, home-delivered meals and property tax and rent rebates, not to fatten the coffers of law firms and private consultants over a Lottery privatization contract that may never see the light of day," DePasquale said in a statement.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane in February rejected a $3.5 billion contract that would have turned over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery to the London-based Camelot.

Corbett has not yet submitted a revised contract. His administration has said the deal would have generated $1.3 billion more over the next 10 years.


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