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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Superstition Confounded at MGM Grand; Lucky Winner Strikes it Rich on Nevada Megabucks(R)



LAS VEGAS, Feb 13, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Friday the thirteenth was far from unlucky for an international visitor to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Early this morning, the 49-year old woman, who asked to remain anonymous, won $10.2 million on Nevada Megabucks(R).

She said she played $20 on the machine before the three Megabucks symbols clicked into place. And while she was surprised by the jackpot, it wasn't entirely unexpected. She said that two weeks ago, she dreamed that she won a lot of money and this morning, she had felt the winning machine was calling out to her.

This was the tenth year the woman and her husband had visited the MGM Grand and she said now they may come more often.

The last time Megabucks hit at the MGM Grand was in 2000 when another international visitor won $7.7 million.

Megabucks was the first slot game to be linked throughout the state giving rise to the multimillion dollar jackpots. It is one of 22 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 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, or connie.fox@igt.com
http://www.IGT.com

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