The Georgia Lottery has signed a seven-year contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation in a move that will see a number of upgrades made to the lottery’s system.
Running through September 2032, this new agreement will see the IGT subsidiary deploy its lottery and ilottery products and technology to enhance the modernisation of the lottery’s offerings.
IGT will install cashless functionality on more than 10,000 point-of-sale retail terminals, enabling players to purchase lottery tickets with a debit card. Customer-facing ticket scanners will also be implemented on more than 10,000 retail terminals to support player-initiated transactions including QR codes, digital playslips and other digital offers.
“IGT has been a trusted growth partner with the Georgia Lottery since our inception in 1993, helping us proudly transfer more than $25bn to the Georgia Treasury’s Lottery for Education account,” said Gretchen Corbin, Georgia Lottery Corporation President and CEO.
“The added technology and functionality IGT is providing will not only enhance the player experience, but will drive significant, incremental value for our state and the beneficiary programs the Georgia Lottery supports.”
IGT will install more than 4,400 new Retailer Pro lottery terminals and related equipment in retail locations, while the firm will also replace 600 self-service vending machines currently in the field with its GameTouch 28 self-service vending machine.
The upgrades made to the Georgia Lottery’s lottery and ilottery central system will include the ability to migrate components of each system to the cloud. This cloud technology would offer the Georgia Lottery ‘dynamic scalability’ and a reduced time to market for system enhancements. It also facilitates faster and easier integration of data and insights as a further enrichment to the overall player experience.
“As one of the most successful lotteries in the US, the Georgia Lottery has relied on IGT to deliver growth-driving lottery products for nearly 30 years,” added Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.
“The Georgia Lottery has consistently embraced the evolving lottery landscape with ease, seeing the many benefits of IGT’s innovative solutions.
“The deployment of IGT’s industry-leading cashless technologies, advanced lottery and ilottery system upgrades and new retail hardware as part of this contract extension will support the lottery’s plans for future growth.”