Lawmakers Attack Bernie Mac's Contract

Lottery officials say it's a great deal because the Chicago native has a popular T-V show and has been successful promoting past lottery games.

State Representative Bob Biggins, however, says he doesn't think giving money to rich Hollywood actors is a good way to spend taxpayer money. And State Representative Jack Franks says he thinks the lottery could get a similar result with less advertising.

Lottery spokeswoman Courtney Hill says Mac has a proven track record. She says the ads he did in 2004 helped increase instant ticket sales by millions of dollars.


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