Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has agreed to extend the deadline for Camelot’s proposed bid to take over as the private manager of the Pennsylvania Lottery, despite the State Treasurer Rob McCord this week urging the governor to end what he called the “flawed and wasteful privatization effort.”

After consultation with several legislative leaders, the Corbett Administration confirmed Tuesday that the commonwealth and Camelot Global Services had mutually agreed to extend the UK lottery operator’s bid for the lottery private management agreement until the end of the calendar year. The deal was originally set to expire at the close of yesterday.

“Older Pennsylvanians deserve every effort of my administration and the legislature to make sure they have access to the programs upon which they rely,” said Corbett.

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