05119295 is referenced by 293 patents and cites 6 patents.

Remotely located lottery terminals, for operation by purchasers of lottery tickets, are adapted to be coupled by telephone to each other and to a central host computer as for verification of tickets by storing backup lottery data. Individual terminals are self-sufficient to approve ticket sales, issue tickets, encrypt data, register data and verify winners. Tickets are sold by terminals on the basis of various payment forms, e.g. cash, credit cards and payslips. One aspect of security in the relationship between the host computer and the remote terminals is provided by monitoring for operating anomalies, as a disconnected terminal, format irregularities or identification failures. Detection of an anomaly prompts corrective action, e.g. commanding a fresh call, realigning data or calling numbers for identification confirmation, as by use of ANI calling number identification.

Title
Centralized lottery system for remote monitoring or operations and status data from lottery terminals including detection of malfunction and counterfeit units
Application Number
469981
Publication Number
5119295
Application Date
February 27, 1991
Publication Date
June 2, 1992
Inventor
Shashi B Kapur
Tampa
FL, US
Agent
Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst
Assignee
Telecredit
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/28
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