Illinois Auditor General William Holland says the Illinois Lottery has 200-million dollars in reporting errors. His report says the lottery has material weaknesses in its internal financial controls. Holland says the mistakes could result in incorrect financial statements issued by both the lottery and the state of Illinois.
He says the problems extend to both personnel and computer systems that generate reports. Lottery Director Michael Jones says the audit is from when the lottery broke off from the Illinois Department of Revenue and blames the problem on Northstar Lottery Group. A spokeswoman for Northstar rejects that claim.