- Cancelled Ticket
A ticket printed by the terminal that has been voided.
- Capped Jackpot
A jackpot that stops growing once it has reached a certain predefined value. Often, when a jackpot reaches its cap, any money that would have been added to it goes to lower prize tiers instead.
- Cash Option
See: Lump Sum Payment
- (Prize) Claim Form
A document that must be completed by winners in order to receive a particularly large prize.
- Claim Center
An official lottery office or authorized lottery location where players can validate tickets and claim prizes. The prize amounts payable by claim centers varies between states.
These are separate from lottery retailers, which are authorised and licensed locations that are allowed to sell lottery products and to payout prizes up to a predetermined amount.
- Claim Period
The time period during which a lottery winner must claim their prize. Claim periods vary between lotteries. Beyond the claim period, a winner may no longer be able to claim their prize.
- Claim Process
The instructions to redeem a lottery prize outlined by a lottery operator.
- Cold Number
A number that is, based on previous draw statistics, thought not due to make a draw appearance soon.
See: Hot Number, Overdue
A wager in which a player’s selection combines a Box play type and a Straight play type. This play type often appears in daily draw games.
Also known as a "Combination," "Super Straight," or "Wheel" bet.
See: 1-Off, Box, Pairs, Straight, Straight/Box
The sales figures of an official lottery operator used when partnering with retailers.
Not to be confused with the "Lottery Commission."
See: Lottery Retailer
- Concierge Service
A service that offers participation worldwide lotteries regardless of a player’s physical location.
Also known as a "Lottery Messenger Service."
- Consecutive Numbers
Consecutive numbers are numbers that appear next to each other in numerical order.
A consecutive number sequence is broken when a drawn number does not immediately follow the one before it.
Examples of consecutive numbers: 2, 3, 4, and 43, 44, 45.
Example of a break in consecutive numbers: 16, 17, 22, 18. 22 broke the list.