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PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Says No To Lotto Deal

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Says No To Lotto Deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is rejecting Gov. Tom Corbett's contract to hire British firm Camelot Global Services to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

Kane says she won't approve the 20- to 30-year contract with Camelot because parts of it contravene the state constitution and other parts aren't allowed by law.

Corbett and Camelot both say they're disappointed with the decision, and Corbett says he's reviewing his legal options. Camelot's bid expires Saturday, but it isn't saying whether it will extend it.

Corbett has said he believes Camelot can do a better job than the state in raising lottery profits. Democratic lawmakers say the proposal diverts money from programs for the elderly to a foreign firm.

Camelot runs the United Kingdom's official lottery.