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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Corbett Administration Considering Outsourcing PA Lottery To United Kingdom

Is privatizing Pennsylvania Lottery a smart bet? Lawmakers offer mixed opinions

JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News 
 
When Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration began weighing plans to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery last spring, House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody saw no compelling reason to go down that road.

Even after hearing a British company’s promise of $34 billion in profits over the next 20 years to fund senior citizen programs, Dermody’s position still has not changed.

The lottery posted a record profit last year, the Allegheny County lawmaker noted. The lottery recorded nearly $3.5 billion in ticket sales, with administrative costs of just over 2 percent. Nationally, it’s recognized as a top-performer among state lotteries. Read More...

10 comments :

B Freeman said...

Is this another Corbett & Crew money grab? Penna. lottery benefits older citizens in many ways. The profits that private investors would drain out of the lottery can only hurt older citizens. Privatizing anything is designed to reap huge profits for the heavy contibutors to the politicians AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE. Why would anyone in their right mind think that legislators backing such a scheme were working in the best interest of the public?
Sounds more like self service than public servicr.

Anonymous said...

Yet, more jobs being outsourced by the worst Governor in PA history.

Anonymous said...

This borders on Treason.

Anonymous said...

Why would the lawmakers want to see money go out of State?
Promises are made to be broken!!!
Would State employees currently running lottery lose their jobs?

Anonymous said...

This is the supidest thing I've ever heard. The lottery is a money maker for the state, and it benefits the people of the state, why would we give it up, and why wouldn't the citizens of the state get a chance to vote on something as major like this?

The only thing Corbett should outsource is his backside out of the state capitol and I will be happy to help him with that come the next election!!! He is the worst governor this state has ever had(in my humble opinion). He's got to have an angle to make money for himself out of this deal, or he wouldn't be considering it.

Anonymous said...

I would vote a big NO!

Anonymous said...

remember you voted them into office. they are only looking out for YOU.

Anonymous said...

We should have TWO Presidents & Government. Obama & CO to serve the Dems and Mitt & Co to serve the Reps. and if your neither ... well ...

Anonymous said...

The will of the people....bullshit! They will do what they want anyway...just watch.

lindajanuary1958 said...

It is illegal to buy lottery tickets from foriegn governments and countries. I can not believe the State of Pennsylvania would do an illegal act as to sending the lottery to Great Britain or Australia. I feel the US government should step in and stop the Pennsylvania lottery from leaving the United States.