Patent Number: 7,100,822

Title: Lottery system

Abstract: A computer based lottery which allows entries to be sold over the telephone, by ATM or POS machines, by email, or via kiosks, in which participants are invited to choose at least one unique number from a defined range of numbers, e.g. between one and one million which hopefully no-one else has or will select before the end of the competition. The participant can register their selection with an entry-logging engine (which can be an automated call answering system allowing the user to key in the number chosen by using the telephone keypad). This records the identity or contact details of the participant (for example telephone number or email address), the number selected by the participant, and the date and time of the entry, the entry-logging engine giving the participant an optional receipt number.

Inventors: Piper; James William (Auckland, NZ), Smith; Glen David (Auckland, NZ)

Assignee: Cool 123 Limited

International Classification: G06F 7/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018