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Lotterywest fails to meet GS1 barcode standard

Mark Fletcher
December 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Lotterywest has released new Lotto Terminals that print Price Embedded Barcodes (PEB), like Tatts. 

These barcodes do not meet GS1 Price Embedded Barcode Standards. This means they will not scan like the Tatts Lotto Tickets and put in the price automatically. This only effects West Australian sites who have these new terminals and want to scan their lotto tickets. 

Experts at my newsagency software company have looked at the barcodes on the Lotterywest tickets and confirm they do not meet GS1 Price Embedded Barcode Standards. Tower has sent information on Price Embedded Barcodes to Lottertwest many times.

The actual problem is the prefix of the barcodes. “51” is not a standard prefix for a PEB hence they don’t scan as a PEB but rather as a product.

Hey Lotterywest – this is not rocket science. Your organisation requires retailers to follow standards. You should do this yourselves.


Category: Lotteries · Ugh!

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