Chicago (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says
there's need for improvement after the private manager of the Illinois Lottery
fell short of promised profits.
The lottery says that Northstar Lottery
Group projected net income of about $851 million for fiscal year 2012. The
lottery says profits actually were $757 million, about $95 million short.
Northstar took over management of the Illinois Lottery in July 2011.
Quinn told reporters Monday in Chicago after an
unrelated event that the management model needs improvement. He didn't offer
many specifics but says one fix could be trying to attract more people to play
The profit targets are part of a
management agreement between the lottery and Northstar. The agreement says
Northstar must pay the lottery $20 million if it doesn't reach the target.
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