Scientific Games announced that the Missouri Lottery extended its existing contract for one additional year. The Company will continue serving as the Lottery’s primary instant game provider through June 30, 2021. As the world’s largest supplier of lottery instant games, Scientific Games currently creates and manufactures 90% of the Missouri Lottery’s Scratchers. The Missouri Lottery is ranked among the Top 20 lotteries in the world (FY2019 per capita sales, La Fleur’s Almanac).
Scientific Games has served as a trusted supplier to the Missouri Lottery since its inception in 1986, and was selected as the Lottery’s primary instant games provider in 2011 to help drive maximum proceeds to education in the state of Missouri.
In the last nine years, the Company has worked closely with the Lottery to responsibly grow Scratchers retail sales 30%.
May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director for the Missouri Lottery, said, “We are confident that the extension of our primary instant games contract with Scientific Games sets the Missouri Lottery on a continued trajectory of responsible growth to maximize our returns to public education.”
Since 1986, the Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $6.5 billion to the state of Missouri and public education. Annual Lottery contributions comprise about 4% of the state’s funding for public education.
John Schulz, Senior VP Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, “As the primary Scratchers supplier to the Missouri Lottery, we look forward to continuing our good work together. Our teams work hand-in-hand with the Lottery’s teams so we are fully aligned on business objectives and can stay one step ahead of market demand for the highest performing games that entertain Missourians.”
U.S.-based Scientific Games launched the world’s first secure retail instant game in 1974, and the Company’s products represent more than 70% of instant game retail sales globally.