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TEXAS LOTTERY SMASHES ALL-TIME SALES RECORDS WITH NEW $6.25 BILLION MARK IN FY 2019

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“The Texas Lottery is very pleased to report it has achieved its top-selling year of all-time,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “We are even more thrilled to announce the Texas Lottery once again generated record revenue for Texas education and veterans during the last fiscal year. With the latest figures included, the Texas Lottery has seen sales growth of more than $1.8 billion – or more than 42 percent – over the last five years, making it one of the most successful in the nation over that time span. These accomplishments are due to the great dedication, attention to detail and hard work of our employees, retailers and vendor partners.”

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NeoPollard Interactive Congratulates Michigan Lottery on Being Shortlisted for Lottery Operator of the Year by 2019 EGR Operator Awards

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"Since teaming up with the Michigan Lottery, our goal has been to empower the Lottery with the technology, services, and games to operate an iLottery program that helps generate revenue in support of public schools," said Liz Siver , General Manager, NPi.

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IGT has signed an agreement to provide its new digital PlayBingo platform to Veikkaus Oy, Finland’s state lottery operator

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“Based on our experience in lottery markets in Europe and North America, PlayBingo has proven to be a significant factor in player acquisition and player retention, while driving growth across our customers’ entire suite of digital product offerings,” said Declan Harkin, IGT senior vice president and COO, international.

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You are Invited to Attend: The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Ceremony Wednesday September 18th @ 5:30pm

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Invitation to attend the 2019 Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

5:30 pm in the Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center NASPL Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas

--  Mark Michalko, Executive Director, North Carolina Education Lottery

--  May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery

 Every year, the members of the Lottery Hall of Fame vote to elect four new members to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.  The two inductees North American inductees will be inducted at the NASPL event as described above.  Please click here to read their biographies  The two inductees from outside of North America will be inducted at the EL/WLA Marketing Seminar in London early February.  They are:

--  Younes El Mechrafi, Chief Executive Officer, Morocco Sports Lottery (MDJS)

--  Olli Sarekoski, Chief Executive Officer, Veikkaus, Finland

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to promote excellence and integrity in our industry and make the world lottery industry the great success. The recipients of this award are all a credit to that ideal and are joining a select and distinguished group of world lottery industry professionals.  You can read more about the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and its members at www.lotteryindustryhalloffame.com.

Profits from the latest Illinois Lottery instant ticket, “Easy as 1-2-3” game, will be deposited into the Homelessness Prevention Revenue Fund

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“The Illinois Lottery is proud to support such a worthy cause and expand its commitment to good causes around the state,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. “This new game will help us achieve our goal to create fun games that benefit people and communities throughout Illinois.”

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