International Game Technology subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation has inked a seven-year contract with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation to provide it with a draw-based central system, lottery terminals, and additional services. 

The firm has also signed an additional seven-year contract to supply the production of instant tickets, secure warehousing, and distribution of games. The two contracts have commenced and allow for up to three one-year extensions. 

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is expected to sell the first ticket no later than December 1, 2019. It will receive IGT’s Aurora Platform and draw-based lottery terminal Retailer Pro as well as the Retail Digital Media advertising display solution to stimulate brand awareness, winner awareness, and player recognition of jackpots and game activities, directly at the point-of-sale. 

The Lottery will leverage IGT’s self-service point-of-sale devices including a combination of the GameTouch 28 vending machine for players to purchase instant tickets and the GameTouch 20 compact vending machine. 

As part of the instant ticket contract, the company will implement its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers will also be provided.

Jay Gendron, Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, stated: “IGT’s experience with providing leading technology, solutions, and services to startup lotteries is unparalleled, having helped 10 lotteries successfully begin their businesses in the US since 1990. 

“IGT will leverage our decades of experience and industry insights to help drive the success of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, and to introduce compelling lottery entertainment throughout the State.” 

“We are thrilled to have IGT on board with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation,” said Tom Shaheen, Mississippi Lottery Corporation President. “We look forward to partnering with them in our effort as we pursue our mission of raising funds for roads and bridges throughout Mississippi.”