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

Oct 25, 2013, 15:26 ET from Northstar Lottery Group

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 family.

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.

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