International Game Technology (IGT), a leading provider of gaming and lottery solutions worldwide, has announced a three-year extension of its partnership with the Virginia Lottery, extending their collaboration through October 2033. The deal, signed between the Lottery and IGT Global Solutions Corporation, also includes options for three one-year extensions.
As part of the extended agreement, the Virginia Lottery will benefit from enhanced solutions provided by IGT, including an upgrade to its lottery central system, communications network, and the introduction of new engaging point-of-sale terminals. These new features are expected to be launched around October 2025.
In addition, the Lottery will also benefit from IGT’s latest central retail system, Aurora, with approximately 5,500 retail terminals being replaced with the high-speed Retailer Pro S2 terminals, capable of handling large volumes of data.
The extension of the contract marks an important milestone in the longstanding partnership between the Virginia Lottery and IGT, which dates back more than two decades. IGT has been the prime provider for the Lottery’s instant tickets since 2020 and has been providing leading technology solutions since 2000.
Jay Gendron, IGT’s chief operating officer, global lottery, highlighted the upgraded technology being deployed for the Virginia Lottery, emphasizing the increased flexibility it will provide for the Lottery to manage its operations. He also mentioned the introduction of IGT’s progressive jackpot feature, which promises exceptional experiences for players in Virginia.
Tony R. Russell, interim director of the Virginia Lottery, also expressed his appreciation for the partnership with IGT, stating that it has helped the Lottery modernize its offerings responsibly and drive sales growth. He emphasized the strategic long-term partnership with IGT, which has enabled the Lottery to expand its operations while ensuring responsible offerings. Russell predicted that the improvements under the new contract will not only deliver new experiences for players but also raise revenue for public education through Virginia’s K-12 program.