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US Patent Application Filed for Progressive Jackpot for Deals of Instant Game Ticket Where Winning Progressive Jackpot Instant Ticket is Randomly Selected from Unplayed Tickets After Progressive Jackpot Amount for the Deals of Instant Tickets Reaches Predetermined Value

September 11, 2021 | Lottery Patents

United States Patent Application Number: 20210241569

Published Date: August 5, 2021

Title: Progressive Jackpot for Deals of Instant Game Ticket Where Winning Progressive Jackpot Ianstnt Ticket is Randomly Selected from Unplayed Tickets After Progressive Jackpot Amount for the Deals of Instant Tickets Reaches Predetermined Value

Inventors: Breslo; William F.; (Santa Monica, CA); Greene; Bryan J.; (Culver City, CA); Reyhani; Atena; (Woodland Hills, CA)

Applicant: Diamond Game Enterprises (Chatsworth, CA, US)

Family ID: 1000005523357

Appl. No.: 17/234217

Filed: April 19, 2021

Current U.S. Class: 1/1

Current CPC Class: G07F 17/3258 20130101; G07F 17/329 20130101; G07F 17/3225 20130101

International Class: G07F 17/32 20060101 G07F017/32

ABSTRACT: A winning progressive jackpot ticket is selected from deals of instant tickets that are dispensed from a network of gaming machines by randomly selecting, upon initiation of a progressive jackpot, a progressive jackpot value that falls within a predetermined range of progressive jackpot values, detecting in the server when the progressive jackpot value is reached as a result of a purchase of an instant ticket at one of the gaming machines, randomly selecting the winning progressive jackpot ticket from all of the currently unplayed instant tickets, or from the next n number of currently unplayed instant tickets, when the progressive jackpot value is detected as reaching the progressive jackpot value that was randomly selected and, awarding the current progressive jackpot amount to the player who subsequently purchases the winning progressive jackpot ticket.

SOURCE: US Patent & Trademark Office.

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