he amendment commences in July 2009 and extends the existing contract to 2013.
"We are very pleased to extend our instant ticket contract with the California Lottery for an additional four years," said Joseph Wright, CEO of Scientific Games. "We have had a great relationship with the California Lottery over the years and we look forward to continuing to support them with innovative games of high quality in order to deliver sales growth."
"Scientific Games has been a valued partner to the California Lottery. Their state-of-the-art prints as well as their research and analysis have proven invaluable in California," stated Joan Borucki, Director of the California Lottery. "Scratchers are a key component of the California Lottery and we look forward to working with Scientific Games to grow ticket sales and increase our contribution to California's schools."
In fiscal year 2008, the California Lottery produced us$ 3 billion in lottery sales, over half of which was generated by instant tickets, and returned us$ 1.1 billion to education. Since inception in 1985, the California Lottery has raised more than us$ 20 billion to fund specific education programs.