(1)Drawing Coordinator and Procedures: Subject to the approval of the Director, the Lottery’s Assistant Director for Security may designate a Lottery employee as a Drawing Coordinator, and may designate a drawing agent to conduct drawings. Drawings shall be conducted pursuant to drawing procedures approved by the Lottery’s Assistant Director for Security and the Director.
(2)Drawing Equipment: The Lottery may use any type of equipment or method, including electronic or manual equipment and any variety of existing or future methods or equipment, for determining the winner or winning combination in any Lottery game that involves a drawing. The Lottery shall ensure the security and integrity of any equipment used to determine a winner or winning combinations. The Lottery will approve the equipment and procedures used by any drawing agent who conducts a drawing for the Lottery.
(a)Electronic Drawing Equipment: Any electronic connections to electronic drawing equipment must be made by a secure method. The Lottery shall test the equipment periodically or as needed to ensure proper operation and lack of tampering or fraud. The Lottery shall have its random number generators, or any other computer-driven or computer-assisted device used for a drawing, statistically analyzed, tested, and certified by an independent, qualified statistician for integrity.
(b)Manual Equipment: The use of any manual equipment used by the Lottery, or a drawing agent, to determine a winner or winning combinations must comply with the provisions of ORS 461.230 (Method for determining winners)(2).
(c)Random Number Generators: The Lottery, or a drawing agent with Lottery approval, may use random number generators to determine winning numbers for Lottery games, and to select a winning entry in a Lottery second chance drawing.
(3)Security: Subject to the approval of the Director, the Lottery’s Assistant Director for Security shall approve procedures to ensure the physical security of the Lottery’s drawing equipment, and the drawing equipment used by a drawing agent, and shall specify the individuals who shall have physical access to any drawing equipment. Any random number generator, or any other computer-driven or computer-assisted device, used by the Lottery, or a drawing agent, to determine winners, winning combinations, or winning entries shall be kept in a sealed enclosure within a secure area.
(4)Drawing Errors: If, during a game drawing, an equipment failure or operator error causes an interruption in the selection of numbers, symbols, or entries, a technical difficulty will be declared. Any number drawn prior to the declaration of a technical difficulty will stand and be deemed official when verified.
(5)Delay in Payment and Resolution: The Director will delay payment of all prizes if any evidence exists or there are grounds to suspect equipment malfunction, tampering, or fraud. In such event, the Lottery will not pay any prize until the Lottery completes an investigation and the Director approves the drawing and authorizes payment. If the Director does not approve the drawing, it will be void and the Lottery, or a drawing agent, will conduct another drawing to determine the winner or the winning combinations.
Rule 177-046-0080 — Drawings,