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Northstar New Jersey's management of the privatized New Jersey lottery has created a $136 million shortfall, according to the Associated Press. For two years in a row the lottery has posted losses, creating a $136 million shortfall in the state's budget for 2015. Documents examined by the A.P. suggest a rise in expenses since the lottery was privatized and Northstar took over. The state has also seen a drop in Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales, according to the A.P. Powerball sales are down nationally 17 percent since last year, but N.J. has faced a deeper dip – 29 percent. If the lottery income doesn't turn around, Northstar's contract could be...