After what it called a record-breaking year, the Pennsylvania Lottery has renewed its contract with lottery provider, Scientific Games Corp., of Las Vegas to manage its iLottery.
The contract gives the firm, which has been running the state’s Lottery and new Lottery online gaming, a 7-year contract with three additional 1-year renewal options.
The company launched the Pa. Lottery’s iLottery games in May of last year. The company said it was its most successful iLottery platform launch to date in North America.
In its first year, the iLottery games brought in $342 million in gaming, and as of this month, it has reached $642 million in gaming.
The new iLottery contract includes implementation, operation, maintenance and support of the iLottery solution and services, iLottery and web application, and web-based presence.
“Selling lottery online is a big part of our effort to modernize the lottery, appeal to new customers and meet our players where they already are, which is online, while generating new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians,” said Drew Svitko, executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. “Sales of these new digital products as well as sales for our instant and draw-based games at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers grew beyond all expectations over the last year.”
Svitko added that the Lottery overall has experienced another record-breaking year in 2019.
It had $4.5 billion in total retail sales led by $3 billion instant scratch game sales.
He said fiscal year 2018-19 was the Lottery’s eighth consecutive year of providing more than $1 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.