The Minnesota State Lottery has awarded Pollard Banknote a $28 million contract for scratch game printing and related services.
Pollard will provide at least 70% of the Lottery’s scratch games each year, according to the terms of the agreement. The initial contract term is four years, with an option to extend for another two years.
“We are thrilled that the Minnesota Lottery has chosen us as their primary partner for scratch games and related services,” said Pollard Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Byron Peterson.
“As the Lottery’s primary scratch games partner for over a decade, we have worked to provide best-in-class scratch games and retail initiatives that foster engagement and growth to players across Minnesota.”
“We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Lottery to deliver exciting products that create memorable experiences for residents across the state.”
The agreement is an extension of Pollard’s previous agreement with the Minnesota Lottery. After first collaborating in 2007, scratch game sales in Minnesota increased by 136%.
The Lottery’s game sales totaled $615.6 million in FY2021, representing a 92.6% year-on-year increase and generating upwards of $188 million in state returns.
“We are very excited to extend our strong partnership with Pollard Banknote,” said Minnesota Lottery Executive Director Adam Prock.
“Throughout our collaboration, the company’s expertise has assisted us in maximizing revenue in support of programs that benefit all Minnesotans.”
“We are delighted that this agreement will allow us to continue collaborating and bringing engaging scratch games to our players.”