HARRISBURG - The Corbett administration has agreed to award a British firm a contract to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
It is the administration's most aggressive foray to date into privatizing state government services.
For months, Gov. Corbett has been working behind the scenes to bring in a private company to manage the lottery, which last fiscal year recorded more than $3.5 billion in sales and more than $1 billion in profits that went toward programs that benefit the state's senior citizens. The administration has argued that a rapidly growing senior population in Pennsylvania has made it necessary to explore ways to make the lottery more profitable.