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Northstar Lottery Group
Address: Northstar Lottery Group 180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1810, Chicago, IL 60601 (p) 312-368-5880
Phone: 312-533-7201 (cell)
Liz Leonard, Director of Public Relations
Key People
Guiding Northstar Lottery Group’s operations is a distinguished five-member Board of Advisors, comprised of civic and business leaders from around Illinois.
Dick Devine (Chairman): Partner at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP; Former Cook County State’s Attorney
David Gupta: President, System Development Integration LLC (SDI)
Karen Hasara: Former Mayor of Springfield
Manny Sanchez: Partner at Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Rufus Williams: CEO, Olympus LLC; Former Chair of Chicago Public Schools Board

Background Information

About Northstar Lottery Group
Northstar Lottery Group is a fully integrated consortium of best-in-class companies that have come together to serve the State of Illinois as its Private Lottery Manager. Northstar includes:
  • GTECH and Scientific Games, the world’s leading providers of operations management, technology solutions and innovative lottery products
  • Chicago-based Energy BBDO, one of the world’s leading consumer marketing and advertising companies

With over 50 years of combined experience in Illinois, Northstar will responsibly drive Illinois Lottery growth and returns to benefit Illinois residents

News 2017
May 24, 2017 Northstar Files a Motion to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit

News 2014
December 9, 2014 Northstar Lottery Group and Illinois Lottery Officially Terminate Agreement
July 10, 2014 States Private Management at Logger Heads with Lottery Over New Game
June 22, 2014 End of the Road for Private Management Contract ?
June 22, 2014 Private Management Company’s Shortfall may Signal Reason to End Partnership
June 3, 2014 Calls to Re-Evaluate States Relationship with Lottery
May 14, 2014 Northstar Lottery Group says Criticism is Unfounded, Defends its Performance to date
April 14, 2014 Court of Claims to Consider Northstar’s Argument to Bar Release of Lottery Documents
April 14, 2014 Will Northstar Lottery Group’s Performance Become an Issue in Illinois Gubernatorial Election
March 13, 2014 Northstar Illinois Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
February 13, 2014 Northstar Lottery Group Unveils Rockford After School Advantage Lab at Boys & Girls Club Blackhawk Unit

News 2013
November 14, 2013 Lottery Private Manager Hopes to Invigorate Sales as it faces a Third Year of Missed Sales Projections
September 20, 2013 Difference in Creative Opinions may be Causing Tension
September 20, 2013 Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Habitat for Humanity
August 9, 2013 Lottery Executives at Odds with Private Lottery Manager
August 7, 2013 Keno Style Game Blocked by State Regulators
August 5, 2013 Northstar on its Way to Meeting Expectations
July 31, 2013 Northstar Lottery Group Contributes to Ronald McDonald House® for Families of Hospitalized Children
July 31, 2013 Lottery Management Company Disputes Tribune Findings
July 23, 2013 Lottery Outsourcing Opponents warn Government to Note Shortfalls in Illinois Lottery Management
July 17, 2013 State’s Private Lottery Manager May Incur Penalties for Missed Sales Target
June 12, 2013 Northstar Lottery Group Reveals after School Advantage Lab
March 15, 2013 Lottery Claims Private Operator Owes a Penalty Payment of $20 Million

News 2012
November 9, 2012 Lottery Management Firm Could Owe State Millions
October 23, 2012 Northstar Lottery Group Names VP of Sales & Marketing
September 19, 2012 Northstar Lottery Group Opens After School Advantage Lab at SOS Children’s Villages in Lockport
September 12, 2012 Lottomatica Group Announce Ruling By Third Party Neutral In Connection With Northstar Lottery Group's Private Management Agreement In Illinois
August 20, 2012 Northstar Lottery Group Receives Award at Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Third Annual Celebration of Diversity
July 20, 2012) Northstar Lottery Group Continues its Summer Enrichment Program through its Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois
June 1, 2012 Norsk Tipping Application For Online Games Approved
June 1, 2012 Northstar Lottery Group Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
April 2, 2012 Senator Says Lottery Audit Raises Questions

News 2011
Nov 10, 2011 Northstar Lottery Group Cuts Ties with Energy BBDO Seeks New Ad Agency Partner
Nov 10, 2011 Northstar Lottery Group, LLC – Business Opportunity Notification: Creative Advertising Services
Nov 10, 2011 Northstar Issues RFP for Website Hosting Services


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