Three years of revenue shortfalls have prompted Governor Pat Quinn to scratch the ten-year contract with the company hired to run the state lottery.  Quinn is directing state lottery officials to end the contract with Northstar Lottery Group, which has fallen nearly half-a-billion-dollars short of the revenues it promised to raise for the state over the past three years. 

The contract requires the company to make up the difference between revenue projections and actual profits, but so far that hasn't happened because, the company claims, the last three years' numbers haven't been audited.

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