New Jersey’s 15-year lottery sales and marketing contract is to be awarded to Northstar New Jersey, a joint venture involving GTECH, Scientific Games and the administrator of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension funds.

The New Jersey Treasury Department issued a notice of intent to award the contract to Northstar Friday, despite strong opposition from lawmakers who had recently passed a bill to prohibit the privatisation of the New Jersey Lottery without the prior approval of the state legislature.

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