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Maine Lottery Extends Scientific Games Contract

25 January 2005

NEW YORK – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) announced that the Maine Bureau of Alcohol and Lottery Operations has extended the company's lottery contract four additional years through June 2011. The four-year extension was the maximum possible under the existing contract and is worth an estimated $40 million over its term. Scientific Games provides instant lottery tickets and related services as well as online lottery services to the Maine Lottery.

Under the new agreement, Scientific Games will also provide the Lottery with 300 new EXTREMA® online lottery terminals and 300 instant and online self-service ticket checkers. A portion of the EXTREMA terminals will go toward expanding the Maine Lottery's distribution system.

"We are very pleased at the prospect of working with the Maine Lottery for the next six years. The Maine Lottery was one of our very first online lottery customers and has been an instant lottery ticket customer since 1985," said Lorne Weil, chairman and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation. "Long term relationships like the one we have with the Maine Lottery give us the opportunity to continually help the Lottery maximize its performance."

Pam Coutts, the Deputy Director of the Maine Lottery added, "Our experience with Scientific Games has been a very productive one. The company pays close attention to our requirements and those of our customers which helps us to deliver the games and service they want."

The Maine Lottery reported lottery sales of $184.0 million for fiscal year 2004 and transferred $41.7 million to the General Fund. The General Fund contributes to 250 state agencies providing a wide range of services for Maine's citizens.

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