System and method for facilitating the purchase and sale of lottery tickets online

  • US 6,277,026 B1
  • Filed: 05/27/1998
  • Issued: 08/21/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for facilitating the purchase and sale of a lottery ticket online, comprising:

  • a data storage system for storing information related to a lottery ticket purchased online and to a purchaser of said lottery ticket, said lottery ticket including a lottery game value, and a data processing system coupled to said data storage system and operative to receive an online request from said purchaser to purchase said lottery ticket, to generate a secure lottery ticket purchase code in response to the request, and to issue an electronic purchase confirmation notice related to said lottery ticket to said purchaser, said purchase confirmation notice including said secure lottery ticket purchase code, said data processing system further operative to store said lottery ticket purchase code in said data storage system;

    wherein the information related to the purchaser of the lottery ticket includes personal information of the purchaser, the personal information including at least one of a name, address, and telephone number of the purchaser, the personal information being used by the system to verify a winning lottery ticket by matching the stored information relating to the lottery ticket to the personal information of the purchaser attempting to redeem the winning lottery ticket.

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