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Atlantic Lottery adds new ticket security measures

Atlantic Lottery CorporationAtlantic Lottery Corporation: Atlantic Lottery adds new ticket security measures

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is introducing more measures aimed at tightening the security of lottery ticket validation, the corporation said this week.

Starting Monday, the corporation's online ticket terminals will print two slips whenever a winning ticket is validated for an amount the retailer is to pay, a release Wednesday said.

After validating winning tickets, retailers will be required to pay the prize, stamp the winning tickets Paid, and return them along with one of the validation slips to the player as a confirmation of prize payout.

Retailers can keep the other validation slip for their records, the release said.

The corporation "is putting these changes in place so that our retailers can sell with confidence and our players can play with confidence," said Michelle Carinci, ALC's president and CEO.

"Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the lottery system in Atlantic Canada operates with the utmost integrity. This new practice, along with the requirement that players sign their tickets before validation takes place, allows players to maintain better control over their tickets."

Canada's lottery sales operations have been under fire since a CBC-TV documentary last year showed a remarkable number of retailers in Ontario held winning tickets compared to average lottery customers.

Since then, probes have been ordered across Canada, and lottery agency policies have been changed in a move to improve security.

A Toronto-area mathematics professor who assisted the CBC has said the odds of Ontario retailers winning the lottery so many times were astronomical.

Chronicle Herald

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Posted: August 12, 2007, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is introducing more measures aimed at tightening the security of lottery ticket validation, the corporation said this week.

Starting Monday, the corporation's online ticket terminals will print two slips whenever a winning ticket is validated for an amount the retailer is to pay, a release Wednesday said.

After validating winning tickets, retailers will be required to pay the prize, stamp the winning tickets Paid, and return them along with one of the validation slips to the player as a confirmation of prize payout.

Retailers can keep the other validation slip for their records, the release said.

The corporation "is putting these changes in place so that our retailers can sell with confidence and our players can play with confidence," said Michelle Carinci, ALC's president and CEO.

"Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the lottery system in Atlantic Canada operates with the utmost integrity. This new practice, along with the requirement that players sign their tickets before validation takes place, allows players to maintain better control over their tickets."

Canada's lottery sales operations have been under fire since a CBC-TV documentary last year showed a remarkable number of retailers in Ontario held winning tickets compared to average lottery customers.

Since then, probes have been ordered across Canada, and lottery agency policies have been changed in a move to improve security.

A Toronto-area mathematics professor who assisted the CBC has said the odds of Ontario retailers winning the lottery so many times were astronomical.

this  was  an  excellent  move  ...all  states  should  follow  through  on  the  dual  validation  method; people  need  to  first  hit  a  number  before  they  will  see  any  results;

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    Posted: August 12, 2007, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

    shoot they have done it that way in michgan, for at least 20 years .....that way they can't scam the customer........

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      Posted: August 13, 2007, 11:42 am - IP Logged

      shoot they have done it that way in michgan, for at least 20 years .....that way they can't scam the customer........

      That's interesting because when I use to buy BigGame tickets at the truck stop just north of the Ohio boarder on Rt 23, they didn't do that there.  I don't think they scam me because I alway checked my tickets myself before cashing them in.

      Ohio system stamps the ticket paid and prints out one slip which the clerks staple to the ticket and put them both in a box which is a receipt for the clerks showing money taken out of the register to pay the winners 

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 16, 2007, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

        New York and Maryland both print out receipts, one for the retailer and one for the player.