International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that their subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has won the contract to provide Florida Lottery with lottery solutions and services for an initial 13 year period.

The initial contract was for a ten-year period; however the Florida Lottery has already exercised its rights for one of its three three-year renewal options. IGT will therefore provide lottery solutions and services to the Florida Lottery for a 13-year period.

Under the terms of the agreement, Florida Lottery’s existing lottery terminals will be replaced with IGT’s Aurora Flex terminals and their Aurora Multimedia in-store signage will be available with the aim to allow more efficient communication with customers, focusing on lottery information, ads and promotions transmitted directly to the players.

In addition, more products will be added in the future with the roll out of the Gemini self-service lottery vending machine with its instant and draw-based games, and the Ticket-Scan Plus self-service ticket checkers already planned for the coming weeks.

“Since 2005, the Florida Lottery and IGT have worked together to implement solutions and initiatives that have been key to the Lottery’s growth,” announced Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President of North America Lottery.

“The lottery’s close attention to the needs of players and retailers has been instrumental in making it among the world’s most successful and respected lotteries and serves as a model for driving lottery growth through effective branding and innovation.”

“Working together, our aligned organisations can build on this success even further for the benefit of Florida’s education program.”

The Florida Lottery has contributed more than $30 billion to education since its inception in 1998 and generated total sales of $6.06 billion in the 2015-16 financial year, breaking its record for the fifth year running.