The Origin® Digital Lottery Draw System is an alternative to mechanical lottery ball systems. Many lotteries choose to run entirely with a digital system or complement their traditional ball draw with a higher frequency game that’s run through the Origin RNG-based system. Origin® Workstation has become the standard for digital draws in North America. Origin is in use daily by 24 US state lotteries, US Virgin Islands as well as Pronosticos in Mexico.

Mimics a traditional draw process

Using the Origin® System, lottery draw staff find it easy to make the jump from a traditional to digital draw because we intentionally made the process is very similar. The staff goes through much the same steps to generate the numbers. Creating a familiar process around the digital drawing increases security and builds consumer trust. It is easy to operate and requires no I.T.  assistance.

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The Origin® Digital Lottery Draw System has been GLI Certified.
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Hyper-Realistic Digital Draw Animations

Computer-generated content can differentiate your draw and provide new ways to stand out from competitors. Take your draws to the next level with hyper-realistic digital animation for your digital draws! Your draws can be set up to run automatically with the Smartplay Origin Connect Server.

  • Life-like draws that look like a real draw studio
  • Any game configuration or length
  • Overlay live hosts for a complete draw show experience

Origin System New Features!

The latest Origin System allows for video segments to added dynamically behind the draw animation. Additionally, pre and post roll segments can be added to the draw animation and changed regularly to feature promotions or advertisements.

Draw Animation Examples

These are actual draw examples generated from the Origin System. A library of standard graphics comes with the system, or we can custom animate the introduction and draw sequences.

The Origin Portal™ makes it easy to distribute static or animated draw results to all media channels within seconds of the official drawing.

  • Standard media partners; television, radio, and cable
  • Print Media (PDF or .jpeg)
  • Social Media: YouTube, Vimeo…etc. (H264 direct upload)
  • Lottery’s official website (Link to YouTube, FTP/FTPS or direct video upload)
  • Digital signage

Origin Portal Operation

Once a drawing has been and the Draw Report has been printed, the drawing is exported on to a flash thumb drive by selecting the icon on the User control screen. This action will export all files associated with that draw session including the Media Portal™ file. The thumb drive is then inserted into the Media Portal™ appliance. The operator will be prompted to enter a four-digit “PIN”. This PIN, which is unique to every draw session, is found printed on the draw report.

The system then loads the draw session video file. The monitor displays the video, title and file description, including the time and date string of creation. The Operator will be prompted to either “Confirm/Upload” or “Cancel”. A progress Screen will then appear showing the upload progress to the various sites. A final screen will appear with links to the various sites to positively confirm upload and content. Exportable log files are generated on the Media Portal to verify activity.


The Media Portal will require an internet connection for upload purposes. It will not be directly connected to the Origin System®. Accordingly, the number selection process will remain secure from outside attack, manipulation or corruption. Drawing files are encrypted and can only be uploaded by entering the drawing specific “PIN” found on draw reports. Files are verified prior to upload.

Digital Mixing Drum

The Origin’s Digital Mixing Drum (DMD), one of the newest features to be added to Smartplay’s Origin®, is a highly flexible tool for conducting a wide variety of “Raffle” drawings. No longer are digital raffles or second chance drawings limited to sequential numbers. Phone numbers, .csv data files, data from websites such as, or any text file can be used to select winning entries. It truly is the digital equivalent of a traditional mixing drum.


Smartplay’s DMD will select up to ten thousand (9,999) winning entries from populations as large as ten billion (10,000,000,000), and even larger!  Winning selections can be segregated in up to twenty-five prize tiers.

Validation scan of the QR code on the draw report reveals an INVALID draw result

SmartAudit is an added level of security and draw validation. With SmartAudit, you can audit live drawing reports at any time, using an Android-enabled device, which eliminates the need for phone call validation. On live draw reports, the Origin generates a QR code next to each game. The encrypted image includes:

  • Origin identification number for the system on which the game was played
  • ID of both the user and the auditor
  • Time and date of drawing
  • Game name & game matrix
  • Final game results
  • The last eight characters of both the RNS
    and UI checksums; and validation key

Using a proprietary algorithm, SmartAudit calculates a validation key derived from the scanned information. If that key matches the validation key — also embedded in the QR code — it proves that the preceding information was generated from the Origin and that the drawing is valid. In the event the keys do NOT match, the application immediately warns the auditor but still displays the information decoded from the QR image.

Auditors can use the application on a tablet to scan the QR code. The application interprets the data to verify and validate the results of each game. This validation can occur immediately after a drawing or twenty years from now!

Origin® System Features

Cryptographically Strong Random Numbers

Utilizes multiple hardware random number generators along with advanced cryptographic algorithms to generate certifiably non-deterministic results.

Physical Security

A self-contained, stand-alone system with no outside inputs. Physical security is safeguarded by the SmartIntrusion system and tamper-evident via a US Department of Homeland Security-TPAT high-security seal.

Dual Server Design

The Origin’s unique Dual Server design isolates the RNG server from outside inputs, for an added level of protection. The user interface and animation processing take place on the workstation server only.

Quadruple Check Draw Verification

First, the number draw process is visible through the workstation monitor. The user can then verify the draw numbers on the RNS screen. A third check is by printing the draw report, and the fourth check with SmartAudit.

World-Class Support

Trained Origin technicians available via our 24/7 support line.

Easy Draw Distribution

Through Origin Portal, easily distribute draw results to retail systems and signage, social media, broadcast, print media and other third parties

Rigorously Audited & Tested

Origin has passed rigorous testing by the major auditing firms as well as numerous state agencies. Origin has been certified 23 times by Gaming Laboratories Incorporated, Four times by Secure Software Incorporated, twice by BMM, once by Eclipse and four times by KPMG of Vancouver, Canada. The Origin has been proven to perform “unbiased lottery drawings.”

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