Lottery Code May Have Been Cracked

from the and-we-have-another-winner! dept

It appears that some enterprising folks in Taiwan may have cracked the bar code used on scratch-off lottery cards, which would let people know which tickets were winners without actually scratching anything off. This means that a bunch of scratch off lottery tickets in Taiwan have all been recalled. What I want to know is why anyone would ever put that information on the bar code in plain view? Sooner or later, someone had to crack the code. Why not put that information on a separate bar code under the scratch off material?

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...