New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a one-year extension agreement to continue providing instant tickets and related services to the Iowa Lottery.

The contract runs through December 31st 2018 following the expiration of IGT's current extension with the lottery.

IGT will continue to provide a comprehensive range of instant ticket services for the Iowa Lottery under the agreement, including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics support, and the production and printing of instant tickets.

IGT has been a print vendor for the Iowa Lottery since 2013. During this time, IGT and the lottery have worked together to launch several successful tickets including $2 Triple 777, $5 Ghostbusters, and $10 Easy Money.

"IGT is pleased to continue working with the Iowa Lottery on its instant ticket program," said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. "We look forward to further building our partnership while delivering high quality instant ticket games that help generate funds for Iowa’s good causes."

Shares in International Game Technology plc (Co. Data) (NSQ:IGT) closed up 3.75 per cent at USD$28.80 per share in New York Thursday.