DC Lottery, also known as District of Columbia Lottery & Charitable Games Control Board, has today announced that it is continuing its mission to maximise revenue with a new contract extension with Scientific Games.
The new contract was awarded by the lottery organisation, which is run by the Government of the District of Columbia, in the United States, to provide instant scratch games to help generate maximum profits, which benefit residents and the local economy.
Scientific Games has provided innovative Scratchers game entertainment to the District of Columbia since the DC Lottery launched in 1982. The initial contract is for a period of one year but may be extended by DC Lottery for up to four years.
Executive Director of the DC Lottery Beth Bresnahan commented on the contract extension:
“There is a significant opportunity for growth in our instant portfolio. We are pleased to continue our long-time, successful relationship with Scientific Games through this new contract which will help the DC Lottery to continue our mission of maximizing revenue returned to the General Fund to support the District’s vital public programs and essential services.”
DC Lottery Scratchers hits from Scientific Games include the highly successful $1 2020 game loaded with $20 prizes; the football-themed $5 Washington Touchdown; $20 Roaring Cash featuring an Art Deco/Great Gatsby-era design; and the Lottery’s second $30 game, Capital Fortune.
John Schulz of Scientific Games Corporation expressed his views on what the contract extension means to his firm:
“Scientific Games is honoured to continue serving as a trusted business partner to the DC Lottery. Our more than 45 years of experience creating, manufacturing and managing instant games has resulted in products that responsibly drive maximum revenues for our lottery partners such as the DC Lottery.”
The D.C. Lottery began in 1982. In its history, it has given over $1.5 billion to the District of Columbia to help with education, public safety, child services, and other causes.