Scientific Games Awarded Washington Lottery Contract - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

NEW YORK – Scientific Games(Nasdaq: SGMS) has been awarded the primary contract to supply instant ticketsand related services for Washington State's Lottery. The contract runs forfour years, with options for extensions up to a maximum of four additionalyears. It is valued at approximately $12 million and takes effect March 18,2006.

"Washington's Lottery has been a great partner for us, and we are happy toextend this relationship," said Lorne Weil, Chairman and CEO of ScientificGames. "The lottery plays a role in supporting education construction projectsfor K-12 and higher education schools, stadium debt reduction for the Seahawksand Mariners stadiums, and other important programs. We hope to help it playan even bigger role over the life of this contract."

"We've been very happy with both the quality and variety of ScientificGames products and services," said Lottery Director Christopher Liu, "The newcontract provides good value to the citizens of Washington State."

Since it was established in 1982, Washington's Lottery has contributed$2.3 billion to the state's general fund, including education. In the 2005fiscal year, more than $100 million was dedicated to education, especiallyeducation construction. In addition, Lottery revenues have helped reduce thepublic debt on both Safeco Field for the Seattle Mariners and Qwest Field andEvent Center for the Seattle Seahawks. Revenues from Washington's Lotteryalso support economic development and other important state programs.

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