An attempt to the privatize the running of the state lottery might not have turned out as initially planned. Only one company put in a bid, Northstar New Jersey, which operates the scratch off machines around the state. The lottery is the fourth largest revenue generator in the state, at $930 million. Legislative Democrats want to hold hearings after the New Year regarding the plan. Gov. Chris Christie is the one making the push and does not need legislative approval to make the move.