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Privatizing lottery a bad bet for Pa.

Opponents of expanded gambling in Pennsylvania knew this day was coming: an effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery system.

What they may not have anticipated is for Gov. Tom Corbett to undertake the effort so aggressively.

The Corbett administration says it is rapidly moving forward on a plan in which the state would retain ownership of the lottery while relinquishing management of the system’s day-to-day operations to a private company.

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