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Rule 3770:1-8-03 | Validation of winning tickets.


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.

Last updated January 2, 2024 at 2:03 PM

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Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/1974, 8/12/1974, 5/27/1993, 12/27/1996