The Corbett administration returned a $50 million deposit to Camelot Global Services, the firm chosen to manage the Pennsylvania Lottery. The move comes after Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s February 14 decision to reject the administration’s bid to contract out the lottery’s management, saying the plan “unlawfully infringes on the General Assembly’s power to make basic policy choice.”

Camelot paid the $50 million security when it issued a bid to generate $34 billion for the lottery over a 20-to-30-year contract in November.

The administration has not given up on contracting out the services. State Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser told the state House of Representatives Appropriations Committee last week that it is still weighing its options, including making adjustments to the Camelot contract or taking an appeal of Kane’s decision to the Commonwealth Court.