California Government Code

Sec. § 8880.335


The commission may promulgate regulations to authorize the use of an electronic or electromechanical device to dispense lottery tickets to be used in the play of any lottery game, if the device satisfies all of the following specifications:

(a)

The lottery ticket dispenser dispenses a paper or cardboard ticket that provides the purchaser of the ticket with an opportunity to win a prize in a lottery game, and the ticket fits one of the following descriptions:

(1)

The ticket has an ascertainable prize value, including a null prize value or an opportunity to enter another lottery game at the time it is dispensed, provided that the prize value of the ticket may be revealed to the purchaser of the ticket only after the purchaser has removed the ticket from the dispenser and only by physically removing a covering that hides numbers or symbols that are imprinted on the ticket.

(2)

The ticket has no value at the time it is dispensed, except for restitution of the purchase price, but may acquire a redemption value as the result of a draw that occurs after the ticket is dispensed.

(b)

If the lottery ticket dispenser dispenses tickets described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), then neither the operation or functioning of the ticket dispenser nor the operation or functioning of any component, subcomponent, part, chip, or program of the ticket dispenser, or of any device in direct or indirect communication with the ticket dispenser, may affect the probability that a ticket that is dispensed will have a prize value other than a null prize value.

(c)

If a lottery ticket dispenser includes any component, subcomponent, mechanism, or feature that is capable of generating numbers or symbols for use in the play of a lottery game, or if the lottery ticket dispenser communicates directly or indirectly with any device that includes any component, subcomponent, mechanism, or feature that is capable of generating numbers or symbols for use in the play of a lottery game, that component, subcomponent, mechanism, or feature may be used only in the production and dispensing of lottery tickets described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).

(d)

A lottery ticket dispenser that dispenses tickets described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) shall not also be the device used in the subsequent draw to determine winning tickets and shall not be capable of causing, directly or indirectly, the operation of any device used in the subsequent draw to determine winning tickets.

(e)

The lottery ticket dispenser shall not make change or otherwise dispense coins, currency, or any thing of value other than a lottery ticket.

(f)

No lottery ticket dispenser that utilizes a television monitor or video screen shall display or reproduce the image or facsimile of, or any other visual representation of, a lottery ticket that will be or has been dispensed or issued from that lottery ticket dispenser. Nothing herein shall preclude the use of television monitors or video screens to transmit messages about lottery games and game results, if those messages are not generated by the lottery ticket dispenser.
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