International Game Technology PLC (IGT) subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery to provide new lottery technology and ongoing services through to January 2031.

Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will provide the Michigan Lottery with tools from its Aurora platform, such as Aurora Navigator, and several of the firm’s BizApps lottery applications including Performance Wizard, Retailer Wizard, Order Wizard, and Instant Tracking Wizard which enable the Lottery to drive profitable growth.

IGT’s new Retailer Pro terminals will replace the 11,550 existing lottery terminals. WinCheck ticket checkers will also be installed in retail locations allowing for players to easily check whether their tickets are winners. In addition, the Lottery will receive 2,100 GameTouch self-service touch-screen lottery vending machines.

The company will maintain its primary data centre in Lansing, Michigan, and will continue providing services for the Michigan Lottery including installation and maintenance of the new central system and terminals; maintenance of the communications network; retailer training; field merchandisers; marketing support; call centre services; field services; and instant ticket warehousing and distribution.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Michigan Lottery, one that dates back to 1988,” said Jay Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. “As one of the most successful lotteries in the United States, the Michigan Lottery continues to achieve record sales and contributions to the Michigan School Aid fund, its beneficiary. We look forward to providing industry-leading technology that will assist the Michigan Lottery in managing and growing its business now and in the years ahead.”