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Illinois Lottery Introduces Fast Play, the Newest Way To Play

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“Fast Play is an exciting, new way to play the Lottery and the first new game launch in eight years,” said Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays. “We can’t wait for players to experience the fun.”   “With Fast Play games, our players will know immediately if they’ve won a prize,” said Mays. “This innovative game has been successful in other states and we anticipate Illinois players will really enjoy the new way to play.”

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IGT Secures Extension to Continue Delivering High-Performing Instant Tickets to the Minnesota Lottery

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"Every time someone plays a Minnesota Lottery game, it generates funding to support Minnesota's environment and state services so it is imperative that we deliver the fun games and play styles that our players are looking for," said Wes Harms, Minnesota Lottery Director of Operations. "IGT's Instant Ticket Services team helped us take the Full of $500s scratch game from a concept to a staple of our scratch game lineup. We are pleased that IGT will continue to help us provide the quality scratch games and licensed property games that our players want for the next two years." "IGT has taken a multi-faceted approach to providing the Minnesota Lottery with successful instant tickets over the last 10 years," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We take pride in working hand-in-hand with the Lottery to design entertaining games based on extensive research, game planning, and strategic marketing. We look forward to delivering these player-centric services and innovative content over the next two years as we continue to help ensure the Minnesota Lottery's success."

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Texas lottery grows again, surpasses all-time sales record

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“Never in the 28-year history of the Texas Lottery has a year unfolded quite like Fiscal Year 2020 did, and our success is attributed first and foremost to our hard-working retailers,” said executive director of the Texas Lottery Gary Grief. “Understanding that nearly all of the 20,000 retail locations where lottery tickets are sold were deemed ‘essential service’ locations, we are proud to close out this fiscal year with a new sales record, and more importantly, provide another record-breaking year of revenue for public schools and veterans' services in Texas," Grief said.

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