Two governors tried to fire Northstar Lottery Group. But Northstar—a subsidiary of Gtech Corp., the parent company of Gtech Indiana, which manages the Hoosier Lottery—remains on the job more than two years later.
Lottery officials project a $281 million profit during the 2016 budget year that ended June 30 after record sales for scratch-off tickets and draw games because of large Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.
Eight firms are bidding to be the media-buying and planning-services agency for the Hoosier Lottery. Though the Lottery's ad contract isn't as lucrative as it once was, the winner could score an annual six-figure payoff.