According to Capital News Illinois, Governor J.B Pritzker’s office said that he had signed into law House Bill 1443, which created two new lotteries in addition to the long-delayed original drawing. Finally, at the end of August, the lotteries were awarded. However, on September 3, 2021, The state announced it would hold an extra lottery to allow six applicants to operate marijuana retail stores after they were wrongly denied a fair chance to win earlier. Toi Hutchinson, Gov. Pritzker’s senior cannabis adviser, said a “clerical oversight” regarding data entry was the reason for an error during the first of three lotteries to grant 185 new licenses. The additional licenses are authorized by Illinois legislation that allows permits up to 500 new licenses. The six applicants won’t be assured of selection in this extra lottery. However, the digitized system would recreate what should have been their odds of winning initially. The truth is, the awarding process has been widely criticized and has run into a host of obstacles, including many lawsuits from applicants. Unsuccessful applicants said the process of scoring their bids, which is one of the steps of the lotteries, was severely flawed. They also noted that identical exhibits were sometimes scored differently. They also claimed wealthy, white male applicants won a significant portion of perfect scores, instead of the black or Latino applicants who were supposed to have an advantage by being social equity applicants that came from areas hurt by the war on drugs. Overall, the corrective lottery aims to amend the wrongful exclusions. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) said that the lotteries for certain metropolitan and nonmetropolitan regions in connection with the July 29 lottery did not include the right number of qualified entries, according to the application fees paid. According to the IDFPR, applicants could submit a single application and pay multiple application fees to obtain multiple application entries in the same lottery or submit different applications and get multiple application entries. When the IDFPR posted the list of participants for the Qualifying Applicant Lottery, which was held July 29, and included 626 finalists, some participants erroneously received an extra entry, while others did not receive access they paid for and identified on their applications, according to the department. It is to be seen if the process can be done smoothly, without any more hiccups for an already flawed process.