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US Patent Issued for Device for Instant Lottery Ticket Inspection and Activation, and Method and System for Same

September 11, 2022 | Lottery Patents

United States Patent Number: 11,430,295
Date Issued: August 30, 2022

Title: US Patent Issued for Device for Instant Lottery Ticket Inspection and Activation, and Method and System for Same.

Inventors: Froelich; Christian Michael (Lake Forest, IL), Livingston; Troy William (Northbrook, IL), Livingston; Daniel William (Libertyville, IL)
Applicant: The Froelich Group LLC (Lake Forest, IL, US)
Assignee: The Froelich Group LLC (Lake Forest, IL)
Family ID: 59561622
Appl. No.: 16/790,542
Filed: February 13, 2020

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: G07F 17/329 (20130101); G07F 17/3227 (20130101); G07F 17/3241 (20130101)
Current International Class: G07F 17/32 (20060101)

Abstract
A device, system, and method are provided for inspecting, activating, or voiding scratch-off instant lottery tickets. A remote point-of-sale device has a detector system that detects tampering with the coating placed over concealed gameplay information on the tickets and reads coded identification and authentication information on the tickets. The device automatically communicates the coded identification and tampering data to a central computer system of a lottery. The central computer system provides activation signals back to the point of sale on a ticket-by-ticket basis. The device, method, and system provide automated generation and communication of ticket-by-ticket tampering, activation, and voiding data between the remote device and a central computer system of a lottery.

SOURCE: US Patent &  Trademark Office.

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