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The State

Scientific Games Inc. unveiled the nation’s highest-volume lottery ticket factory, which it secretly began building in Gilroy five months before it could bid on the contract to supply tickets for California’s games. Though the Georgia-based company won the $40-million contract, its $6-million, high-security printing plant remains tangled in lawsuits that may prevent the facility from producing tickets. Facility manager James Carrick said that he began studying the Santa Clara Valley city of Gilroy as a possible plant site last August, three months before voters had even approved the lottery initiative. Scientific Games wrote the initiative and spent $2.2 million to promote it.


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