The Irish government has confirmed that a consortium comprising of UK National Lottery operator Camelot and Irish state-owned postal services provider An Post have been selected as the preferred applicant for the exclusive operation of the National Lottery in Ireland.

Following an international competitive tender process, Premier Lotteries Ireland was selected as the preferred applicant for the twenty-year agreement after submitting the highest licence fee proposal of €405m.
Premier Lotteries Ireland is a consortium comprising Camelot owner Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, An Post and An Post pension. The company secured the tender ahead of rival bids from GTECH and Tatts Group.

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