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D.C. Contract For Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets Expires

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The District of Columbia Lottery is becoming a rarity—a state-level lottery system without a scratch-off ticket vendor.

Scientific Games submitted the only viable bid to continue providing instant tickets to the city, but the D.C. Council rejected that bid because it fell far short of a requirement that local businesses receive at least 35 percent of major contracts.

The District's Office of the Chief Financial Officer is now rebidding the contract, a process that could take around six months. In the meantime, the lottery will sell its remaining stock of instant tickets. But lottery officials say they are likely to run out.

There are only three big companies in the US with the facilities to print those tickets.

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