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Nebraska lottery equipment upgrades coming soon

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This summer, the Nebraska Lottery will be upgrading equipment at over 1,150 retailers, providing several benefits for lottery retailers and players.

The centerpiece of the conversion is the new Altura GT1200 lottery terminal provided by GTECH Corporation. The Altura is state-of-the-art technology, making it faster both for the clerk in selecting transactions and printing Lotto tickets. Each terminal will be connected via secure satellite or 3G wireless links to the central processing system.

One of the new features that customers will notice is a 17-inch multimedia display that provides customer transaction details, jackpots amounts, and other lottery information. Additionally, a new "Check-A-Ticket" device will allow players to identify winning Lotto and Scratch tickets before presenting them for payment.

Nebraska Lottery Director Jim Haynes stated that the equipment upgrades will allow the Lottery to provide a new level of service to players. "The lottery industry is driven by technology, and we're very excited to use a system that takes advantage of the latest innovations," said Haynes. "With our new terminal system, we will continue to provide the Scratch and Lotto games our customers expect. The new system also gives us many options for future products that we think will resonate with our players."

Installation of the new terminals has begun, and retailers will have both old and new terminals at their stores until the new system is activated on June 26. The terminal rollout has been designed to minimize service downtime, so players should be able to purchase their favorite Nebraska Lottery games like Powerball and Nebraska Pick 5 without interruption.

The current terminal system has been in place since 2004. In May 2010, the Nebraska Lottery issued a request for proposals for a new unified network system. Submitted proposals were evaluated by a team of seven reviewers from the Lottery and outside sources. In August 2010, GTECH Corporation was selected to provide all hardware, software, equipment, and services related to the Lottery's Instant and On-line gaming activities.

The contract with GTECH is expected to generate increased revenues on behalf of the Nebraska Lottery. "Selecting GTECH as our unified gaming contractor fits the mission of the Nebraska Lottery to generate proceeds for good causes, while providing quality entertainment options to Nebraskans," said Haynes. "Their proposal included many benefits that will allow us to continue to support the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and compulsive gamblers assistance."

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: May 19, 2011, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

Kudos to Nebraska for being pro-active in innovation and staying on the cutting edge of technology in the lottery world just for a bunch of hayseeds in Nebraska.

This, while Tennessee still languishes as the backwater swamp of lottery innovation.

Where the hell is LadyMylena when we need an eyewitness report?


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: May 19, 2011, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

    WTG Nebraska.....Thumbs Up

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      Posted: May 19, 2011, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

      I wish we could get this option in Michigan, "Check-A-Ticket" device will allow players to identify winning Lotto and Scratch tickets before presenting them for payment."

      We need the scratch ticket option.

      Crete Nebraska here i come. Cheers

       "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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        Posted: May 20, 2011, 2:10 am - IP Logged

        utomatic ticket checkers

        i agree with cutlassbob,   i think ever lottery store that has this would  help the end users and everyone else behind the desks

        would help keep honest people working at terms to boot

        its just a waste of workers time to check your Tickets for you that are losers

        , when we have the tech for them just to walk in, scan their own tickets super fast, know the total they didn't win or won,

        we kill clerk theft. I hope people would check their own tickets Geez,  if they could but didn't and got stealed form, they almust deserve to be ripped of cease their so Stupid and Lazy, but i said almust the dumb don't deserve to be ripped off, just mocked

        we kill time wasted serveing checking losers "Just to make sure"and everyone wins

        to bad some state lottery's are to cheapo to upgrade to lastest tech

        anyway good for Nebraska.

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          Posted: May 20, 2011, 6:06 am - IP Logged

          I don't know the model number, but in the photograph it looks similar to the new system Texas has been installing.  I like it.  The tickets print much faster, and I like the way they look.  The ink color is darker and more consistent.  The old dot matrix tickets are often light.  I know it isn't a substantive difference, but I always prefered Oklahoma's tickets (back when I bought Powerball tickets there) because they printed faster and quietly, and had consistently-dark print.  I'm glad to have that here now.  Not all stores in Texas have the new system, but most of the ones I go to do.

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            Posted: May 20, 2011, 8:44 am - IP Logged

            I like what Nebraska has done with its machines, but I would like to see another "upgrade" to the Nebraska Lottery system in addition to this one: mechanical ball drawing machines.

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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              Posted: May 20, 2011, 9:44 am - IP Logged

              We have been able to check our tickets in PA for a while now.

              Nice !

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                sully16's avatar - sharan
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                Posted: May 20, 2011, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats Nebraska.

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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