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Scientific Games has signed an instant ticket and cooperative services contract with the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL). The new contract provides for game design and development, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and marketing assistance for instant lottery games, as well as inventory management and related services.

The five‐year contract, which begins on October 1, 2013, was awarded through a competitive procurement process and includes an option for SCEL to extend the contract for an additional two years.

“We want to thank the SCEL for their selection of Scientific Games as their primary supplier for instant game products and distribution services,” said Jim Kennedy, chief marketing officer for Scientific Games. “SCEL is one of the most successful lotteries in the U.S. and we are honored to be selected once again as the partner to help them continue building a strong instant game offering that helps fund education and supports a valued retail community. The management and staff at the SCEL are consummate professionals and we are proud to

In fiscal year 2012‐2013, SCEL had instant game lottery sales of more than $758 million, representing 67 percent of total lottery sales. Since the start of the Lottery on January 7, 2002, more than one million college scholarships and grants have been awarded to South Carolina's students. In all, more than $3 billion has been transferred to support educational programs in the Palmetto State.be associated with a world‐class organization.”

“We have had a long and successful partnership with Scientific Games dating back to the inception of the Lottery,” said Paula Harper Bethea, executive director, South Carolina Education Lottery. “We have a great working relationship with the Scientific Games team and we were very impressed with their response to our RFP. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them to raise funds to support education in South Carolina.”