INDIANA (WLFI) - The state lottery's privatization continues to be discussed.
The Indiana State Lottery Commission is evaluating bids received on Aug. 31 for private vendor operation of some lottery functions.
The evaluation team will make a recommendation to the State Lottery Commission to enter or not enter a contract during a public meeting scheduled for Sept. 26.
"We have an obligation to test the market to determine if the private sector can bring more value to the lottery operation. Our review will be thorough, and we're committed to maintaining the integrity of our process until it is complete," said Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Karl Browning. "If proposals meet our high standards and can significantly increase the lottery's annual income, we will consider moving forward; if they don't, we won't award a contract."
The State Lottery Commission will make all applicable records available to the public at the conclusion of the RFI process through a website page .
The Commission says it will offer no further comment on the status of the RFI until its public meeting on Sept. 26.
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