US 11,657,653 B2
Lottery ticket dispensing system
Sten Hallundbaek Mejenborg, Cumming, GA (US); James Jonathan Holbrook, Cumming, GA (US); Mark Andrew Thompson, Buford, GA (US); and Ian Robert Scott, Duluth, GA (US)
Assigned to Scientific Games, LLC, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Filed by Scientific Games International, Inc., Newark, DE (US)
Filed on Oct. 14, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/70,125.
Prior Publication US 2022/0114842 A1, Apr. 14, 2022
Int. Cl. G07B 3/02 (2006.01); B65H 35/00 (2006.01); G07B 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC G07B 3/02 (2013.01) [B65H 35/0086 (2013.01); G07B 5/02 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A lottery ticket dispensing system, comprising:
a cabinet housing;
a lottery ticket array insertable into the cabinet housing, the lottery ticket array further comprising:
a plurality of individual bins in a stacked configuration, each of the bins comprising,
side walls and a bottom;
a dispensing unit inserted into an individual respective one the bins, the dispensing unit comprising a ticket compartment in which a continuous strip of lottery tickets is contained, the ticket compartment comprising a bottom and side walls and slidable into the respective bin, the dispensing unit further comprising an automatic separation module in which a leading ticket of the continuous strip of lottery tickets is automatically separated and dispensed from the bin;
the stacked configuration of bins insertable into and removable from the cabinet housing as a single unit having
opposite sides defined by the sides of the bins; and
a feed module operationally disposed between the ticket compartment and the automatic separation module, the automatic separation module detachably connected to a front face of the feed module and removable from the feed module without shutting down operation of the feed module.