Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to Provide Home for Chicago Family

   Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to
                       Provide Home for Chicago Family

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2013

CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to support
Illinois communities, Northstar Lottery Group, the Illinois Lottery's private
manager, has partnered with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to help build a
home for Chicago resident, Houlaymatou Diallo and her family. Tomorrow, 15
Northstar employees will paint, hammer and install dry wall at homes located
at 4519 and 4521 South Lamon in Chicago, then celebrate with the Diallo family
at their home dedication. The family will purchase their home with a zero
percent interest mortgage and more than 500 sweat equity hours.


"Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to empowering everyday people through home
ownership," said Marco Tasso, CEO of Northstar Lottery Group. "Northstar is
committed to making an impact on Illinois communities statewide. Helping to
provide affordable, quality housing is one of the many ways we endeavor to
stay in line with this mission."

Diallo, originally from Guinea, West Africa, moved to Chicago from Atlanta in
2003 to help support her family. She turned to Windy City Habitat when she
realized the value of homeownership and the stability it would provide for her

Since July 2011, when it officially became the private manager of the Illinois
Lottery, Northstar Lottery Group has sponsored various charitable programs and
has opened eight After School Advantage computer labs statewide in its
commitment to community service. Visit the news section at for more information.

Windy City Habitat for Humanity
Windy City Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing
ministry, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in the Chicago Metropolitan
area. The organization works in partnership with people from all walks of life
to build affordable houses, better lives, stronger families, and safer
communities through partnerships with churches, community residents, civic
groups, and organizations, corporations, and municipalities throughout
Chicago. Windy City Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity
International, works within the framework of the Habitat Affiliate Covenant
but remains an independently run, nonprofit organization.

Northstar Lottery Group
Northstar Lottery Group is a consortium of best-in-class companies with more
than 50 years combined experience in Illinois. Northstar Group is led by a
partnership between GTECH Corporation and Scientific Games Corporation.

Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814

SOURCE Northstar Lottery Group

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