Scientific Games Corporation has congratulated its client, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) on the state lottery’s record-breaking year of profits, with $575.6m in contributions to support good causes in Maryland. These include education, public health and safety, the environment, veterans’ organizations, the state’s horse racing industry and more. The Maryland Lottery surpassed $2bn in annual sales for the first time, with total fiscal year 2018 sales topping $2.043bn, an increase of 5.8 percent over fiscal year 2017.

“Congratulations to the MLGCA on their record-breaking year,”said Jim Kennedy, group chief executive, lottery, Scientific Games. “It’s exciting to see our customer achieve record-breaking results while we migrated them to our latest platforms and products. Scientific Games has invested in innovative products, games, technology and analytics to both entertain players and increase the lottery’s profits. We take great pride in the growth and successes of our lottery customers and their contributions to important causes in their states.”

In April, Scientific Games went live with the Maryland Lottery’s new, advanced gaming system, serving the lottery and its network of more than 4,500 retailers. As part of an eight-year contract with the MLGCA, the company is providing a portfolio of draw and monitor games, interactive games, and a host of advanced technologies to drive value and profit for the lottery.

“We value our partnership with Scientific Games,” said Maryland lottery and gaming director Gordon Medenica. “With SG’s new system in place, we believe our players will not only appreciate the fun and excitement of the games, but also the convenience that the new technology brings. I am confident that, together, we can help drive lottery profits which will benefit the good causes of the state.”