Scientific Games, Illinois Lottery Sign 3-Year Contract - Wednesday 18th of January 2006

NEW YORK Scientific Games Corporation(Nasdaq: SGMS) signed a three year contract with the Illinois Lottery for thesupply of instant ticket games and related services. The contract took effectDecember 29, 2005, is valued at $19.5 million over the initial term of threeyears, and contains two one-year options to renew. Revenues to ScientificGames will now be based on a percentage of retail sales.

"The Illinois Lottery is one of the largest and most important in theUnited States," said Scientific Games Chairman and CEO Lorne Weil. "Going to anew, long-term contract is a gratifying vote of confidence in ScientificGames. We've had a great working relationship in Illinois and look forward tohelping the Lottery generate even more revenue for education in the Land ofLincoln."

"Scientific Games offered the best overall proposal with the mostinnovative game plan, plus substantial value-added services," said CarolynAdams, Superintendent of the Illinois Lottery. "As a Scientific Games customerwe have come to expect the best in products and services."

Revenues from the Illinois Lottery are dedicated to the Illinois CommonSchool Fund, for kindergarten through high school education. Since 1974, thelottery has contributed more than $12 billion to education in the state.

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