cientific Games was chosen in an open and competitive procurement process and revenue to Scientific Games is estimated to total approximately us$ 2 million per year.
"Scientific Games has been our vendor since inception in 1981 and in that time our instant ticket sales have grown tremendously," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery. "Earlier this year we introduced one of Scientific Games' Spotlight Games and have been extremely happy with the results. We hope to continue this tradition of growth and provide more revenue for our state during these tough economic times."
"We are very pleased with this show of confidence from the Arizona Lottery," said Joe Wright, CEO of Scientific Games. "The Arizona Lottery has been one of the more pro-active lotteries in the recent economic downturn, with instant ticket sales experiencing 10% year-over-year growth so far this year. This is especially impressive growth given the current economic environment and we are pleased to have the Arizona Lottery acknowledge our efforts."
In 2008, the Arizona Lottery generated us$ 473 million in retail sales, 53% of which came from the sale of instant tickets. Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery has contributed over u$ 2 billion to state programs that make Arizona a better place to live.