Private lottery vendors say a proposed partnership between the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries would be unfair, expensive, and would hurt Tennessee.
The vendors sent a letter to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation last week, pointing out the risks of such an alliance.
The vendors include Creative Games International, Intralot USA, Pollard Banknote and Oberthur Gaming Technologies.
The four lottery companies, who have an interest in bidding for the Tennessee contracts, say a Georgia partnership would not allow a fair and competitive bidding process.
The vendors also say many jobs that would be created by the Tennessee lottery would be lost to Georgia.
Lottery officials are meeting this afternoon in Nashville and are expected to further discuss the proposal from Georgia.