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IGT Extends Agreement With California Lottery For Seven Years

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on October 16, 2023
California Lottery Luck

International Game Technology (IGT) announced its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corp., has agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the California Lottery.

California Lottery, the US’ second-largest lottery, will continue as its IGT’s primary lottery technology provider. The contract will run until October 2033 and includes five additional one-year extension options, according to a news release.

This partnership renewal represents an essential milestone for IGT as it further strengthens its position as a leader in the lottery technology industry. While continuing to shape the iGaming and lottery technology industry, IGT prides itself on being the provider of:

  • 25 lotteries in the US
  • Eight of the world’s ten largest lotteries
  • 16 of the world’s top 25 lotteries

IGT to upgrade the California Lottery’s platform to its latest OMNIA lottery solution

According to the agreement, IGT will also upgrade the lottery’s current second-chance platform to its latest cloud-based platform, which is now a part of IGT’s OMNIA lottery solution. Deploying these platforms to the cloud will improve flexibility and reliability while accelerating innovation, the release said.

IGT intends to upgrade California’s IGT central lottery system to its OMNIA platform.

Jay Gendron, IGT chief operating officer, Global Lottery, said California Lottery has supported IGT in providing the best lottery solutions for more than 30 years. As Gendron said in the news release, the partnership helped their sales increase to more than $41 billion to support California’s public schools. In the company’s news release, he also emphasized:

“IGT’s enhanced second-chance promotions platform will provide maximum flexibility for the California Lottery to create a variety of exciting promotional drawings and bonus capabilities for its players.”

IGT will also continue to provide current services to the California Lottery in the form of:

  • Support and maintenance of its central system
  • Communications network
  • More than 140,000 point-of-sale hardware located in over 23,000 retailer locations
  • Instant ticket games and services, field services, marketing and research capabilities, and call center support.

California lottery player wins the $1.7 billion Powerball jackpot

A California lottery player just hit the $1.7 billion Powerball jackpot on Oct 11. The winning numbers were 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and the Powerball 10.

The jackpot had grown to a staggering $1.73 billion due to numerous consecutive drawings without a big winner. The previous big win occurred on July 19 in California and was worth $1.08 billion after 39 drawings without a jackpot winner.

Wednesday’s jackpot was the second-highest in Powerball history. The first was the $2.04 billion Powerball won by a player in California in November last year.

Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP photo; illustrated by PlayUSA
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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