Scientific Games was awarded a new, five-year contract to serve as the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s primary instant game provider. The agreement grows the company’s instant game partnership with the Connecticut Lottery, increasing the percentage of its games in the Lottery’s portfolio to the role of primary provider. The move to a primary provider is part of the Connecticut Lottery’s strategic plan to maximize profits and contributions to the state’s General Fund.
Scientific Games has supplied instant games to the Connecticut Lottery for more than 40 years and currently serves as its systems and retail technology provider. In fiscal year 2019, the Lottery ranked in the Top 10 in the world for total per capita sales.
Greg Smith, CEO of Connecticut Lottery Corporation, said, “Scientific Games has a strong record of providing high-quality instant games and valuable recommendations for managing instant game portfolios for lotteries. We look forward to working closely with the Scientific Games team.”
Since its inception in 1971 as the fourth state lottery in the U.S., the Connecticut Lottery has delivered $10 billion in funding for many valuable programs and causes in the state of Connecticut.
John Schulz, Senior Vice President, Lottery Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, “We are honored that the Connecticut Lottery has increased our role to primary instant games provider, and has placed its trust in Scientific Games as the best value and alignment for growth and maximizing profits for state programs. We look forward to helping the Lottery achieve its goals for future growth.”
As part of the primary instant games provider agreement, the company will also provide marketing services, research and analytics to help responsibly grow the Connecticut Lottery’s instant game sales across its network of 2,800 retailers.
U.S.-based Scientific Games launched the world’s first secure retail instant game in 1974, the first digital instant game in the U.S. in 2014, and is the leading provider of lottery interactive games, mobile apps, player loyalty programs and other interactive products and services in the U.S. lottery industry. The company is also the fastest growing lottery systems technology provider in the U.S.