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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Wheel of Fortune(R) Pays Nearly $5 Million



LAS VEGAS, Jan 25, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wheel of Fortune(R) slots hit twice on Saturday in Las Vegas paying the two winners a total of nearly $5 million. The first jackpot struck on a quarter machine at Palace Station mid-afternoon for a payout of $1.5 million; then, hours later, another winner hit a $3.4 million jackpot at the Mirage.

Both winners said they were dumbstruck at their stroke of luck and were having a hard time believing they really had won million dollar jackpots.

The Palace Station winner, Michael Cooper, 58, of Lake Forest, Calif., said he and his wife try to come to Las Vegas about once a month and always play at Palace Station. Cooper said both he and his wife are dedicated Wheel of Fortune(R) players and he plans to use his windfall to buy a home and have a great life.

Jon Proctor, who won $3.4 on a dollar Wheel of Fortune(R) machine at the Mirage a few hours later, was in Las Vegas as a birthday gift. The Jamesville, N.Y. man said a friend had given him and his wife the trip for their birthdays. He'll turn 56 on Wednesday. Already retired, Proctor said he wants to buy a boat and will spend his jackpot to have a carefree retirement.

Wheel of Fortune(R) MegaJackpots(TM) are paid in 20 annual installments and the two winners received a check for the first installment after the jackpot was verified.

Wheel of Fortune(R) is based on the world's most popular game show and 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(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 International Game Technology

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

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