The director shall adopt detailed procedures for the validation of tickets for which a claim is made. Such procedures may include computerized validation as well as other validation tests to insure that the ticket is valid, and is, in fact, a winning ticket. These procedures shall be followed in each case before payment of a prize award is authorized. If a ticket is presented but cannot be validated due to an improper cancellation by a sales agent, and the ticket is otherwise demonstrated to be a valid winning ticket, the lottery may pay the claim. Any sales agent that improperly cancels a winning ticket may be required to reimburse the lottery for all prize monies paid on such a ticket. Any ticket cancellations by a sales agent must be made pursuant to the director's ticket cancellation policy. Sales agents are responsible for enforcing the director's ticket cancellation policy at their respective locations.
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3770.03
Rule Amplifies: 3770.01, 3770.02, 3770.03, 3770.04, 3770.05, 3770.06, 3770.07, 3770.08
Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/74, 8/12/74, 5/27/93, 12/27/96, 7/19/02, 3/19/07