Lottery news sponsored by Scientific Games


Worldwide lottery sales rose by 10 per cent during the nine month period ended September 30th, according to the latest figures released by the World Lottery Association (WLA), with continued strong growth from the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions.

Britain’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a consultation into the lottery market and the impact of competing gambling products on funding for good causes, in order to define any need for future reform.

Lottery and gaming supplier GTECH has signed a six-year deal to provide a range of draw-based and instant-ticket solutions to its long-term partner in Mexico, Pronósticos para la Asistencia Pública.

GTECH said Wednesday that its net income shortfall payments to the Illinois Lottery will total $97.5m during the three years it has been providing its services, with the termination of Northstar Lottery Group’s private management agreement expected to incur an additional charge of $20m in its results for the final quarter of 2014.

Scientific Games’ much heralded new multi-state lottery game, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB, will be suspended across all participating US state lotteries later this month after game sales nationwide came in below industry projections.

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