Solutions for Draw Continuity during the Global Pandemic
LOTTERY LEADERS REASSESS DRAW CONTINUITY
Draw continuity is a heightened priority to the lottery industry, and has been identified as a weak point in the operations of the lottery system. When we discussed backup solutions with Daniel Sagrario, IT manager, he said that SLE has recognized the need for several viable backup solutions for the EuroMillions draw, to ensure business continuity under the most extreme and diverse circumstances. Like other industry leaders, he’s looking for backup solutions that provide the same level of integrity as the primary draw solution.
“We want to be sure that when the lottery awards large amounts of money, we can prove to the public that those draws were random, unpredictable and altogether correct.”
Szrek’s remote draw service provides lotteries with access to a cloud-like platform for performing draws. We also provide lotteries with their own dedicated systems, when regulations allow for automated and remote operation.
rEMOTE DRAW SERVICE
DEDICATED LOTTERY RNG SYSTEMS
RNG systems hosted at the lottery can also offer draw continuity. Both the remote and automated configurations allow draw staff and auditors to maintain their strict security procedures, from various locations, including their homes. Szrek’s automated and remote draw systems can serve as the primary and/ or backup draw system.
Szrek’s draw systems with random number verification have been deployed for over 15 years without failures or fraud. When reflecting on the effects of the 2020 pandemic on the lottery industry, experts agree that lottery leaders need to reassess their draw continuity plans.