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How to read lottery ticket barcode?

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Posted: April 15, 2005, 12:54 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by ayenowitall on February 26, 2005



MORALS OF THE STORY:

1. Don't rely on anyone else's honesty when it comes to collecting your lottery winnings.

2. Always check your own tickets via telephone, internet, laser barcode scanner, winning numbers printout slip, newspaper, live TV drawing, or news reports.

3. Always check your tickets against at least two different sources before cashing or trashing them.

4. When trashing tickets, always destroy them beyond use.

aye'





I think you have a very good advise here. So I went to get a laser barcode reader to scan my lottery tickets, in order to check my winners with computer program. But that scanner was not able to uncode the barcode on my lottery ticket. Does anyone know what kind of code lottery ticket is using?

Thanks!

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    NewClub,

    Being able to read the barcode on the ticket will not help you determine if the ticket is a winner. The lottery terminal, after reading the bar code, sends the decoded number to the cental computer. The central computer responds with a win or nowin answer. The central computer maintains a list of winning bar code numbers.

    Good luck,
    Jake

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      Posted: April 15, 2005, 2:02 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by NewClub on April 15, 2005



      Quote: Originally posted by ayenowitall on February 26, 2005



      MORALS OF THE STORY:

      1. Don't rely on anyone else's honesty when it comes to collecting your lottery winnings.

      2. Always check your own tickets via telephone, internet, laser barcode scanner, winning numbers printout slip, newspaper, live TV drawing, or news reports.

      3. Always check your tickets against at least two different sources before cashing or trashing them.

      4. When trashing tickets, always destroy them beyond use.

      aye'





      I think you have a very good advise here. So I went to get a laser barcode reader to scan my lottery tickets, in order to check my winners with computer program. But that scanner was not able to uncode the barcode on my lottery ticket. Does anyone know what kind of code lottery ticket is using?

      Thanks!





      Here in California the method used in the barcode is a secret.  That prdvents someone from making a duplicate.  In many of the lottery retail stores they have a "barcode reader" so you can check to see if you are a winner.  All it tells you is that you did or didn't win.  They were installed to cut down the time required by the clerk of checking tickets.  There are a lot of people that don't own a computer (believe it or not) and they will take their tickets into the local 7-11 store and ask the clerk to check them.  This involves putting them through a reader and can take a lot of time (especially if the machine doesn't want to read it and keeps kicking it back!!).

      There is a lot of information encoded in the barcode.


       

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