“Careful planning started more than two years ago for this complex technology project,” said Terry Presta, Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery. “The entire Lottery staff and hundreds of Scientific Games technologists and personnel have worked closely together on this enormous effort. The expertise of all of these lottery professionals and extensive quality testing has ensured the security and integrity of the games Kansans enjoy so much.”
Players can look forward to these changes:
· New retail point-of-sale terminals and other in-store equipment that offer convenience and speed-of-service.
· Modern new TV monitors for Keno have been installed at Lottery retailers.
· Kansas players can enjoy an exciting portfolio of draw games, plus a new electronic virtual race game called Racetrax that offers the thrill of horseracing and the payout and prizes of a Keno game. All Kansas Lottery retailers offer Racetrax, including more than 300 locations where players can watch the races on TV monitors.
· Players who use play slips will need to fill out new play slips available at every lottery retailer. Old play slips will no longer work.
· Draw game tickets (Powerball, Mega Millions, etc.) printed before July 29 cannot be scanned on new Ticket Checkers. Clerks will be able to scan these “legacy” tickets on lottery terminals, however. To learn more about claiming “legacy” tickets, click on Kansas Lottery Legacy Tickets YouTube Video.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Kansas Lottery to the Scientific Games’ systems family. The new enterprise gaming system and related services from Scientific Games will help the Lottery achieve the strategic goals it set to maximize returns to State of Kansas programs,” said Pat McHugh, Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. “We are honored to be the provider of choice to help the Lottery grow over the next decade and serve its players and retailers by continuously integrating the industry’s most innovative game content, products, and technology.”