Highly secure playing cards for instant lottery and games
Unit particularly for taking stakes and possibly determining the winners in a game such as a national lotto game
Automatic gaming system
Instant bingo game verification system
Automatic lottery system
Lottery ticket integrity number
On-line wagering system with programmable game entry cards
Automated teller machine transaction receipts with integral promotional game
Method and arrangement for validating coupons
Hierarchical lottery network with selection from differentiated playing pools
ApplicationNo. 786005 filed on 01/21/1997
US Classes:235/375, SYSTEMS CONTROLLED BY DATA BEARING RECORDS235/381, With vending235/462.01, Bar code235/487, RECORDS273/138.1, CHANCE DEVICES273/139, Chance selection273/148RGAMES ACCESSORIES
ExaminersPrimary: Lee, Michael G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 017/00
AbstractA multiple play gaming ticket, such as a pull-tab ticket 10 or "instant winner" lottery ticket, and a coordinating validation system. In its preferred form, the pull-tab ticket has multiple groups or plays 26 of indicia 22 which each create an independent opportunity to win. To deter fraud, a validation code 24 is provided which uniquely identifies the pull-tab ticket 10 and is not merely a representation of the indicia 22. The pull-tab ticket 10 is validated by a combination of validator machine 30 and a host computer 100. The validator machine reads the validation code and relays it the host computer to check for legitimacy (i.e., proper form and availability) and to correlate it to a stored record of gaming indicia 22. If approved, the host computer sends its record of gaming indicia back to the validator machine for display on monitor 50 and pay-out, as appropriate.