What does a lottery ticket look like? Many of you have played the lottery, at least one time, in the past, so you know what it looks like. But did you know that almost anywhere in the world that you may play, lottery tickets from terminal-based games have, mainly, the same set of features? They do. Let’s examine the main features on a lottery ticket.
First off, the lottery ticket will have the name of the name of the lottery corporation somewhere on the ticket. For example, it might say New York Lottery or National Lottery. As well, it will have the name of the game that you are playing as well as the logo of the game. Yes, even lottery games have logos. For example, if you are playing Powerball, you will see the Powerball logo on the ticket.
Next, if you are playing a quick pick game, the ticket will show that it is a quick pick. Quick pick means that the lottery terminal chooses random numbers for you, meaning that you didn’t fill out a number selection slip.
Next is the sets of numbers. The lottery ticket will show all the sets of numbers that you have played. This is important because you need to be able to check, yourself, to see if you are a winner.
After the numbers, there will be a bar code. Even though you can check the numbers yourself, the bar code is important because, if you have a winning ticket, the retailer won’t sit there and double-check the numbers herself. That would be silly. She would just scan the bar code.
Lastly, lottery tickets will show how much you have paid, and it is usually at the bottom of the ticket.
All lottery corporations use the above set of features on their lotto tickets, with some variations. They may add some other features, but mainly, most lottery tickets look quite similar.
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