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GTECH TO PROVIDE ON-LINE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE LOTTERY

 WEST GREENWICH, R.I., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GTECH (NYSE: GTK) announced today that the company has been selected as the apparent successful vendor to provide and operate a new on-line lottery system for the California State Lottery (CSL). The award is conditional upon approval of the California State Lottery Commission. GTECH has been supplying services and equipment to the CSL under a contract awarded in March 1986 which is due to expire in October 1993. The new contract will be for a period of five years with options for five one-year extensions.
 Under the new contract, GTECH will replace the existing 12,000 on-line terminals and provide the CSL up to 3,000 additional on-line terminals, central computer equipment and will operate data centers in Sacramento and Manteca.
 In commenting on the announcement, GTECH Chairman and CEO, Guy B. Snowden, said, "We believe the new equipment and services proposed to the California State Lottery will help propel that Lottery into a future of innovation and success. The new on-line system for California embodies GTECH's philosophy of providing the most sophisticated technologies and services available to our valued customers."
 GTECH Corporation designs, produces, implements. operates and services computerized networks for government-sponsored or licensed lotteries on five continents. In addition, GTECH Corporation provides a wide variety of instant ticket support services. GTECH currently supplies and/or operates lottery systems for 25 U.S. customers and 34 jurisdictions outside of the United States.
 GTECH Corporation employs approximately 1,000 people in Rhode Island and more than 3,100 worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Watson of GTECH, 401-392-1000/
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