Comptroller: Lottery privatization request complied with law

TRENTON – The state’s request for proposal to find a private company to take the reins of the New Jersey Lottery complied with state rules and regulations, Comptroller Matthew Boxer said Wednesday.

Boxer told Senate lawmakers that his office reviewed the contract for the bid process and found it complies with state laws.

Despite not being involved with drafting a request for proposal, Boxer said his office cleared the contract after it received a copy.

“We received the contract … [and] we determined that the proposed process did comply with the laws,” Boxer said.

Democratic lawmakers have protested plans in recent weeks after Gov. Chris Christie moved forward with plans to privatize the state lottery.

Comptroller: Lottery privatization request complied with law