HARRISBURG - Corbett administration officials say they are willing to appear before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on a proposal to hire a company to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Corbett's Department of Revenue said Thursday that officials would be happy to answer questions in any format. The hearing was set for Jan. 14. Monday is the deadline for the Corbett administration to decide on a British lottery operator's sole bid to manage the lottery system on a 20- to 30-year contract, but talks are under way to postpone that.

Camelot Global Services runs the national lottery in the United Kingdom and is a consultant to the California Lottery. - AP