Abstract: Tickets for an instant lottery are imprinted with lottery numbers and serial numbers that are uniquely related and the lottery numbers are covered from view until after purchase, to provide control and distribution of winners and a high degree of security from fraud. By means of computerized fabrication a low cost and high security ticket is achieved. Playing cards for other games are also inexpensively fabricated.
Abstract: An instant lottery game in which remote vending machines are centrally controlled by a central computer is disclosed. Each vending machine generates a pre-selected indicia which may be player-controlled. Upon the receipt of a wager of a proper amount, the central computer generates a random indicia. The number of matches between the random and pre-selected indicia are determined and the prize amount based upon the number of matches and the wager amount is computed. The vending machine immediately pays out the prize amount if it is less than a pre-determined value and issues a validation ticket if the prize amount is more than said pre-determined value.