IAmA Employee of a state lottery with intimate knowledge of the industry. AMA.
I've worked for a large state lottery for the past seven years primarily as a programmer, system security expert, and general "go-to" person for anything system related.
I can tell you anything you've ever wanted to know about the world of lottery tickets - from the high level questions down to technical details. Nothing is out of bounds. There are only a handful of people like me out there, so this is a chance for Reddit to really dig deep into the details!
EDIT: Jesus, this got popular. I'm doing my best to answer every question. It may take me a while - but rest assured that I will answer everything thrown my way!
EDIT 2: Alright, I've got to get some sleep. This blew up far bigger than I ever expected. I'll get back on answering questions at some point tomorrow!
EDIT 3: I finally have time to sit down and answer more questions. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, though. I just need to take them one at a time, I guess!