CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 19, 2018) – Now through June 15th, new and improved lottery equipment will be installed at West Virginia Lottery retail locations across the State. Lottery players will start seeing new terminals, new ticket checkers, and new self-service machines at retail stores.
“This transition is happening to better serve our players,” said Alan Larrick, Director of the West Virginia Lottery. “We are excited about the new technologies and the additional value this transition will bring to our players and our retailers.”
The new equipment being installed at retail locations includes IGT’s Altura™ Flex draw-based lottery terminals, Aurora™ MultiMedia in-store signage, and Gemini Touch vending machines.
IGT Global Solutions Corporation was awarded the contract for the Lottery’s online gaming system and services last year. The contract commences on June 28, 2018 and has a seven year term, with three one-year renewal options. The agreement includes new lottery retail and self-service terminals, a redundant, multi-technology communications network, development and support for the Lottery’s new mobile convenience app that will be launched in the Fall of 2018, and ongoing field services.
Since 1986, the West Virginia Lottery has generated more than $9.5 billion in proceeds for the State of West Virginia. Lottery proceeds benefit Education, Seniors, and Tourism in the Mountain State.