Illinois Lottery Private Management Contract Awarded to Camelot Illinois

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Illinois Lottery Private Management Contract Awarded to Camelot Illinois


Sept. 22, 2017

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CHICAGO – The Illinois Lottery today awarded its private management contract to Camelot Illinois, LLC. The Lottery’s Notice of Award (attached) was posted to the Illinois Procurement Bulletin after the State of Illinois Chief Procurement Office of General Services certified the procurement rules for selecting the private manager were correctly followed. 

 “Camelot has shown more than a decade of success in managing lotteries throughout the world,” Acting Lottery Director Greg Smith said. “The Lottery and Camelot Illinois have common goals to responsibly grow the Lottery’s player base, align incentives, eliminate conflicts of interest, introduce new technology and innovation, and ensure responsiveness to public needs and concerns.”

 The proposed ten-year contract is based on a revised structure that aligns financial incentives and includes new permanent point-of-sale at retailers, new games, and a next-generation iLottery platform that supports omni-channel lottery participation. Additionally, the contract mandates transparency and regular audits. Camelot will reinforce the Lottery’s commitment to responsible gaming and social responsibility by pursuing World Lottery Association Level 4 standards. 

A 14-day protest period now begins, and the procurement file will be available for public inspection on Friday, Sept. 29. The public may request access to the procurement file by contacting the Lottery’s Procurement Officer, Helen Kim, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If no protests are submitted, or after all timely protests are resolved, a contract can be executed. 

In 2009, the Illinois Legislature mandated a private management model for the Lottery. Northstar Lottery Group, LLC, the Lottery’s first private manager, will continue to provide management services to the Lottery until a successful transition is complete.

 About the Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $19 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.