Scientific Games extends lottery agreement with Connecticut CDC Gaming Reports · April 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm Scientific Games and the Connecticut Lottery agreed on a new five-year contract in which the gaming equipment company will continue its 40-year relationship with the state-operated business. In a statement Monday, Scientific Games said it will be the primary instant game provider to Connecticut, which will expand the current partnership by increasing the percentage of its games in the lottery’s portfolio. Connecticut has a strategic plan to increase profits and contributions from the lottery to the general fund. Since its inception in 1971 as the fourth state lottery in the U.S., the Connecticut Lottery has provided $10 billion in funding for various programs and causes in the state. 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 fiscal 2019, the Connecticut Lottery ranked in the Top 10 in the world for total per capita sales. As part of the primary instant games provider agreement, Scientific Games will also provide marketing services, research, and analytics to help grow the Connecticut Lottery’s instant game sales across its network of 2,800 retailers. Connecticut Lottery Corporation Corp. CEO Greg Smith said Scientific Games has offered valuable recommendations for managing instant game portfolios for lotteries. “We are honored that the Connecticut Lottery has increased our role to primary instant games provider, and has placed its trust in Scientific Games,” said John Schulz, who oversees the company’s lottery instant products division. “We look forward to helping the Lottery achieve its goals for future growth.” Scientific Games, which is based in Las Vegas and has lottery headquarters in Atlanta, launched the first secure retail instant game in 1974, and the first digital instant game in the U.S. in 2014.