Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has given his support for Camelot Global Services to take over as the private manager of the Pennsylvania Lottery, after determining that the agreement was in the best interest of Pennsylvania’s senior citizens.

The decision brings to an end a procurement process which began nine months ago, and initially involved Camelot, GTECH and Tatts Group. Tatts and GTECH both withdrew from the process in August and November of last year respectively.

Governor Corbett said the partnership with Camelot will maximize lottery profit to ensure secure predictable funding for programs benefitting a dramatically growing senior population.

“Our state’s fast-growing population of seniors demands that we act now to ensure the continued strength and viability of programs supporting older Pennsylvanians,” said Corbett.

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