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GTECH Signs a Seven-Year Agreement with the North Carolina Education Lottery

Originally published February 1, 2006

GTECH Holdings Corp. recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corp. has signed a long-term agreement with the North Carolina Education Lottery to provide a fully-integrated online and instant ticket lottery system, lottery terminals, a wireless communications network, Instant Ticket Vending Machines (ITVMs), management of warehousing and distribution of instant tickets, and ongoing services. Under this agreement, GTECH has also partnered with Oberthur Gaming Technologies Corp. (OGT) for the printing of instant tickets. The seven-year agreement is expected to commence on March 30, 2006, the anticipated launch date for instant ticket games, and follows a competitive procurement process.

"We are extremely gratified to be chosen as the full-service provider for the North Carolina Education Lottery's online and instant ticket games," said GTECH President and CEO W. Bruce Turner."In partnership with OGT, GTECH will offer the North Carolina Education Lottery a complete, end-to-end lottery solution, which is a testament to our unmatched experience in the lottery industry, our proven quality of services, and, most importantly, the integrity and security of our systems.

Under the terms of the seven-year agreement, GTECH will install the Company's Enterprise Series technology platform providing both online and instant ticket functionality, as well as 5,000 Altura terminals initially. The Lottery has the option to grow the terminal base to up to 10,000 over time. The Company has also agreed to supply up to 1,000 Lottery Inside retail point-of-sale (POS) solutions which will allow the Lottery to expand its distribution channels by embedding lottery functionality in existing retailer POS hardware. GTECH will also install and maintain 800 ITVMs, and a state-of-the-art, IP wireless communications network, providing the most secure and reliable data connection between the host computer and lottery retailers.

This BeyeNETWORK news item contains information from a recent press release by the company mentioned.