US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games has extended its services contract with the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

The agreement will see the company continue to provide instant games and its Cooperative Services Program (CSP) for instant game management to the Georgia lottery for the next seven years.

Debbie Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, said: "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Scientific Games in delivering innovative, high-quality and entertaining, instant scratch games for Georgia Lottery players.”

“The success of Georgia's instant scratch product, and our collaboration with Scientific Games, has been instrumental in generating more than $17bn for education – benefitting millions of Georgia students and their families."

Scientific Games has been the lottery's instant game partner since its inception in 1993.

The company said that it has played a key role in growing the lottery's instant games to a $3bn consumer product category in 2015, increasing retail sales 18 per cent in the last five years.

The instant game CSP agreement for the lottery includes game design, security, manufacturing, marketing services, warehousing and distribution.

"The Georgia Lottery is one of the most successful lotteries in the world,” said John Schulz, senior vice president, global instant products for Scientific Games. “We have worked to create and manage a portfolio of instant games delivering record-breaking retail sales, and most importantly, record-breaking returns to the Lottery's educational beneficiaries in the state."

Scientific Games' Jumbo Bucks game recently surpassed the $10bn mark for all-time retail sales in the state, and remains the top-selling game for the Georgia Lottery.

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