International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a three-year contract extension with the Virginia Lottery.
The extension, when added to the full duration of the contract, will run through October 2033, and in addition makes available three, one-year extension options. IGT will provide the Virginia Lottery with an upgraded lottery central system and communications network, new point-of-sale hardware, and exciting gameplay features with a target live date of October 2025.
“Since first partnering with the Virginia Lottery in 2000, IGT has helped us responsibly modernize our lottery offerings and drive sales growth for our business. We look forward to IGT’s enhancements to our system and point-of-sale technology that will ultimately support our mission to generate revenue for Virginia’s K-12 public education,” Tony R. Russell, Interim Director of Virginia Lottery, said.
“IGT has worked closely with the Virginia Lottery for more than 20 years to deliver world-class, innovative lottery solutions and services. The upgraded technology being deployed for the Virginia Lottery as part of our latest extension will offer increased flexibility for the Lottery to easily manage its back-end operations. Additionally, the introduction of a progressive jackpot feature to the Lottery’s Print ‘n Play games will provide players with engaging new experiences,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.
Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will upgrade the Virginia Lottery’s central retail system to its newest version of Aurora, part of IGT’s OMNIA lottery solution. IGT also will replace 5500 retailer terminals with its high-performance, high-volume terminal, the Retailer Pro S2, enabling the Lottery to easily add new features across multiple point-of-sale terminals simultaneously. IGT has been the primary lottery technology partner to the Virginia Lottery since 2000 and its primary instant ticket provider since 2020.