Scientific Games Corporation has been named as the primary instant game provider for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation under the terms of a new five-year contract. The agreement expands on the firm’s existing instant game partnership with the lottery provider, increasing the percentage of its games in its portfolio. 

Moving to a primary provider is, said the Connecticut Lottery, part of its 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 2019, the Lottery ranked in the Top 10 in the world for total per capita sales.

Since its inception in 1971 as the fourth state lottery in the US, the Connecticut Lottery has delivered $10bn in funding for many valuable programs and causes in the state.

Connecticut Lottery Corporation CEO Greg Smith 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.”

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 fulfil marketing services, research and analytics to help responsibly grow the Lottery’s instant game sales across its network of 2,800 retailers.