The move to have the New Jersey Lottery run by the private company has sparked a drop in revenue. The company is $64 million behind revenue projections for the current fiscal year that ends June 31. The money that is produced by the lottery funds projects like after-school care and to assist veterans and education for the deaf. Should the sales of the lottery not improve, those programs would lose money. Democrats were critical of the move by Gov. Chris Christie to take the lottery private, but the governor was able to make the decision without needing legislative approval.