March 9, 2021 Casino, Online, Land-Based, Lottery

Tennessee Education Lottery adds five years to contract with Scientific Games

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TEL sold $1.5 billion in instant games in FY2020.

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation on Tuesday said it has extended its current contract with Scientific Games Corporation by an additional five years.

Scientific Games supplies instant lottery games and services to players in Tennessee.

The TEL has partnered with the company since the lottery launched in the Volunteer State in 2004.

The Tennessee Lottery said it sold more than $1.5 billion in instant products at the retail level in its FY2020.

Scientific Games noted the Tennessee Lottery regularly ranks among the Top 10 performing lotteries worldwide for instant game performance.

Tennessee participates in the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership program as well. Through the SGEP, the company says it provides the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation with game design and game planning services, analytics and insights, manufacturing, advanced logistics, warehousing and distribution as well as retail services.

“The instant game experience enjoyed by Tennessee players is backed by integrity every step of the way,” Rebecca Paul Hargrove, president & CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, said in a statement. “Through our partnership with Scientific Games, we have the data and technology needed to effectively and efficiently design games, distribute them to our retailers around the state, and ultimately deliver trusted products to our players and generate more dollars for educational programs benefitting Tennessee students.”

Hargrove launched the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation after serving as the director of the Illinois, Florida and Georgia Lotteries. She currently is in her second term as president of the World Lottery Association and is a past president of the North American State & Provincial Lotteries

“Scientific Games’ longtime collaboration with the Tennessee Lottery’s team has delivered outstanding results and serves as a model for many US lotteries,” added John Schulz, senior VP, lottery instant products for Scientific Games. “We continue to innovate new games and refine our SGEP program and technology to drive their success, and we get better every year together.”

Scientific Games says it provides games, technology and services to more than 150 lotteries around the globe, including nearly every North American lottery.

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