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Camelot extends bid in Lottery privatization deal

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 17, 2013 7:28 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A top budget aide to Governor Corbett says a British firm has extended its bid to manage the three-and-a-half billion dollar Pennsylvania Lottery while the administration decides how it will respond to the state attorney general's rejection of the deal.

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Executive Deputy Budget Secretary Peter Tartline says the bid from Camelot Global Services that was scheduled to expire yesterday has been extended through Friday.

Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane has said she wouldn't approve the 20- to 30-year contract with Camelot because it conflicts with the state constitution and PA lottery law.

Corbett could challenge Kane's decision in court.

The contract's legality is also being challenged in court by Democratic lawmakers and the union that represents lottery employees.

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