Membership cards for lottery ticket buyers avoid issues later - 1310 NEWS
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Membership cards for lottery ticket buyers avoid issues later

TORONTO, Ont. – As the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation faces everything from questionable insider wins to lottery retailers stealing jackpots, other jurisdictions around the world have found ways to prevent such troubles from happening.

Membership cards – used by lottery organizations in Australia, Norway and Finland – allow each ticket to be traced back to one person or group, ensuring that winners will always be paid, even in the case of a lost ticket.

Ticket buyers receive an electronic card to use at the time of purchase, and any small prizes are directly deposited into the winner’s bank account.

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