GTECH AND IGT ARE BECOMING ONE

A Winning Combination

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GTECH, the largest global lottery business, and IGT, the world leader in the gaming equipment space, are merging to create the world's leading end-to-end gaming company. By adopting the IGT name and GTECH's visual identity, we're melding two iconic brands into one. Together, we'll be uniquely positioned to provide the government-sponsored and commercial gaming industry with proven solutions across the entire continuum of products and channels.

By combining our resources, expertise, and experience, we will help grow and shape the future of our industry. Through a combination of new technology and innovative content, we will be a valuable partner to customers the world over, delivering exciting gaming experiences – commercial gaming, lottery, interactive, and social – through every channel, including retail, web, and mobile.

Best-in-class content. Expert insight on convergence. Industry-leading R&D. Superior financial strength. The most efficient manufacturing in the industry. The most flexible, secure, and robust systems on the market. New gaming possibilities for anytime, anywhere. A bold, player-centric vision of the future. All driven by our Customer First focus – a commitment that continues as a core value. Stay tuned as we share more details of our Winning Combination in the weeks to come.

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Las Vegas Woman Wins $11.2 Million at Golden Nugget



LAS VEGAS, May 12, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- A new world record for Wheel of Fortune(R) slot machines was set this afternoon when a local woman won $11.2 million on a Wheel of Fortune(R) dollar machine at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was quoted as saying, "I am the happiest person in the world. This will make a wonderful life. We can do anything now."

The previous world record for the Wheel of Fortune(R) was $10.7 million that was won in October 2003. After today's jackpot, the Nevada dollar system reset at $1 million. To win the top award, a player must wager the maximum $2 bet. Wheel of Fortune(R) dollars is an annuity game that is paid in 20 installments.

Golden Nugget owners Tim Poster and Tom Breitling were on hand to inspect the three Wheel of Fortune(R) logos lined up on the record-setting machine. "This proves the Golden Nugget is the home of big jackpots," Tim Poster said.

In January, a Las Vegas cab driver won $3.2 million at the Golden Nugget on a 5" Elvira(R) video slot machine. That jackpot was the largest ever hit on a nickel slot machine and set a new world record for the denomination.

Wheel of Fortune(R) is based on the world's most popular game show and is one of 24 Nevada MegaJackpots(TM) systems operated by IGT (NYSE: IGT), a world leader in the manufacturing of gaming machines and proprietary software for progressive gaming systems. All IGT MegaJackpots(TM) top awards are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots Instant Winners Jackpots(TM) and Rapid Riches MegaJackpots(TM) awards, which are paid in their entirety upon verification.

    For more information on IGT, visit the company web site at www.IGT.com.

SOURCE IGT

Connie Fox of IGT, +1-702-896-8751, connie.fox@igt.com
http://www.igt.com

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