NASHVILLE (AP) - During the push to launch the Tennessee Lottery, security needs have driven many decisions.
From printing the tickets to validating winners, Tennessee Lottery chief Rebecca Paul said the key is ensuring the system's integrity so that players have faith in games, buy tickets and produce the revenue to fund college scholarships.
Sales of lottery scratchoff tickets begin Tuesday.
The security safeguards begin with printing the tickets.
A complex mathematic formula scatters the winning tickets among the millions printed and it's impossible for a human to determine the pattern, Cliff Bickell said, an executive with Scientific Games, the vendor for Tennessee's scratchoff tickets.