Officials with the Illinois Lottery still may challenge a mediator's finding that the agency is not owed millions of dollars by a private firm which failed to meet profit goals.  According to last week's ruling, Northstar Lottery Group won't have to pay the state because of actions taken by the state that affected Northstar's originally-promised profits.  

The state is allowed to challenge the mediator's finding but lottery officials haven't said whether they actually will.      

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