Scientific Games Wins NY Lottery Contract - Sunday 12th of February 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) has been selected as the successful vendor for the primarycontract to supply the New York State Lottery with instant ticket games andservices. The three year contract is valued at approximately $30 million overits initial term and provides for two potential one-year extensions. Thecontract is expected to start on May 21, 2006. Previously, Scientific Gameswas the secondary instant ticket supplier for the New York State Lottery since2001.

"New York is the largest lottery in the United States and a very importantcustomer that we look forward to expanding our relationship with," said LorneWeil Chairman and CEO of Scientific Games. "The lottery provides more than $2billion a year in key funding to public education in the state, and we believethere is an opportunity to grow that number."

"Scientific Games has been the secondary supplier of instant games in NewYork for 5 years and we are very pleased that their role has been expanded toprimary supplier," said Lottery Director Nancy Palumbo. "Their games have beenvery popular and we look forward to more new and creative games that willcontinue to increase our instant game revenue."

The New York State Lottery is the nation's largest, generating more than$6.2 billion in sales for fiscal year 2005. The Lottery provides over $2billion annually to education in New York State, representing about 5 percentof total public funding for New York's schools. In addition, the Lottery alsoserves as the major supporter of the Empire State Games, the largest state-runamateur athletic competition in the United States.

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