n the first day with the new vendor, on-line sales totaled more than us$ 3 million. The firm has invested more than us$ 90 million in the state in infrastructure and new technology, and has provided more than 200 permanent and interim jobs to Ohio in systems, administrative services, marketing, operations, equipment and its hot line center.
“We are excited to be up and running in Ohio and are pleased with the conversion results,” said Tom Little, CEO of Intralot USA.
“We are pleased to bring state-of-the-art, cost efficient technology to the Ohio Lottery, and are very proud of the great effort that our employees and our partner, the Ohio Lottery, have made to create the success we achieved,” said Little.
In the last year, the company purchased a production facility in Mason, where it is assembling the new Winstation vending machines for lottery tickets and has leased 7,432 sqm in Strongsville to house its operations and handle the complex conversion and operations. Intralot’s competitive contract will save the Ohio Lottery about us$ 20 million per year from the current base price, which will go directly to Ohio public schools.
Since entering the US market at the end of 2002, the company has been awarded major contracts to run lottery operations in nine states. It has gained significant momentum in the US because of its ability to provide exceptional technology and first-class service in a cost-efficient manner. The firm also attributes its competitive advantage and pricing to its lean organizational structure, and the fact that it carries little debt.