US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has won a new contract to continue providing instant games and related services to the Montana Lottery.

Awarded through a competitive procurement process, the five-year contract began earlier this month and can be extended by the lottery for an additional two years.

“We are always looking for new ways to better serve our retailers and our players, and we look forward to innovating with Scientific Games to create instant games that help us drive revenue transfers to important state programs in Montana,” said Angela Wong, director of Montana Lottery.

Scientific Games has been providing instant games to the lottery since 2007, after the supplier acquired Oberthur Gaming Technologies, and has helped the Lottery to grow instant lottery products in Montana by more than 44 per cent over the past eight years.

"Our collaboration with the Montana Lottery on unique instant products, particularly extended play games like Bingo and Crossword and licensed brand-themed games like Slingo, has been very successful,” said John Schulz, senior vice president, Instant Products for Scientific Games.

“We will continue to work together to provide a great entertainment value to consumers in Montana and to help the lottery in its mission."

Since the Montana Lottery sold its first game in 1987, it has transferred more than $232m to the state of Montana. Lottery proceeds go directly to the state's General Fund, which provides money for education, health, public safety and other programs.