Global Patent Index - EP 1603647 A4

EP 1603647 A4 20080305 - LOTTERY GAME

Title (en)

LOTTERY GAME

Title (de)

LOTTERIESPIEL

Title (fr)

JEU DE LOTERIE

Publication

EP 1603647 A4 20080305 (EN)

Application

EP 04717351 A 20040304

Priority

  • US 2004006496 W 20040304
  • US 38347003 A 20030307

Abstract (en)

[origin: US2004173965A1] A lottery game having a first pool of numbers and a second pool of numbers. The lottery operator picks a predetermined number of selections out of the first pool and each player of the lottery game also picks out the same predetermined number of selections out of the first pool. The lottery operator picks two, or more, selections out of the second pool while each player is allowed to pick only one selection out of the second pool. The jackpot prize is won by matching all selections from the first pool and any of the lottery operator selections out of the second pool. By adjusting the number of selections in each pool, the prize structure of the novel lottery game increases the amount of money awarded to jackpot and lower range subordinate prizes and decreases the amount paid to intermediate range subordinate prizes.

IPC 1-7

A63F 1/00

IPC 8 full level

A63F 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A63F 3/0605 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

[X] "Missouri Lottery Understanding Powerball Chances", INTERNET CITATION, August 2002 (2002-08-01), XP003009228, Retrieved from the Internet <URL:http://www.molottery.state.mo.us/aboutourgames/hotowin/numbergames/po werball/powerballunderstandingodds.shtm> [retrieved on 2007]

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

US 2004173965 A1 20040909; AU 2004220663 A1 20040923; CA 2518454 A1 20040923; EP 1603647 A2 20051214; EP 1603647 A4 20080305; WO 2004080552 A2 20040923; WO 2004080552 A3 20060629

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 38347003 A 20030307; AU 2004220663 A 20040304; CA 2518454 A 20040304; EP 04717351 A 20040304; US 2004006496 W 20040304