IGT to upgrade Virginia Lottery’s central lottery system in three-year contract extension

International Game Technology (IGT) announced Monday that its IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary has signed a three-year contract extension with the Virginia Lottery. The extension, when added to the full duration of the contract, will run through October 2033, and in addition makes available three, one-year extension options.

As part of the contract extension, IGT will provide the Virginia Lottery with an upgraded lottery central system and communications network, new point-of-sale hardware, and new gameplay features with a target live date of October 2025.

“Since first partnering with the Virginia Lottery in 2000, IGT has helped us responsibly modernize our lottery offerings and drive sales growth for our business,” said Tony R. Russell, Virginia Lottery Interim Director. “We look forward to IGT’s enhancements to our system and point-of-sale technology that will ultimately support our mission to generate revenue for Virginia’s K-12 public education.”

“IGT has worked closely with the Virginia Lottery for more than 20 years to deliver world-class, innovative lottery solutions and services,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.

The upgraded technology being deployed for the Virginia Lottery as part of our latest extension will offer increased flexibility for the Lottery to easily manage its back-end operations. Additionally, the introduction of a progressive jackpot feature to the Lottery’s Print ‘n Play games will provide players with engaging new experiences.”

Under the terms of the contract extension, IGT will upgrade the Virginia Lottery’s central retail system to its newest version of Aurora, part of IGT’s OMNIA lottery solution. IGT also will replace 5,500 retailer terminals with its high-performance, high-volume terminal the Retailer Pro S2, enabling the Lottery to easily add new features across multiple point-of-sale terminals simultaneously.

IGT has been the primary lottery technology partner of the Virginia Lottery since 2000 and its primary instant ticket provider since 2020.

Earlier this month, IGT announced that it has received a contract extension to continue to supply the UK National Lottery’s core lottery system ahead of the switchover to a new platform and as Allwyn prepares to take control of the lottery next month.