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Frequently Asked Questions

We can answer all of the questions you have about control numbers. Not able to find a relevant answer to your query? We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your print at any time. Contact us today at 216-649-7800 or
Control numbers are codes that are printed in an inconspicuous spot on the cards that match up to each individual prize or variable data code.
If you have more than one prize, we will require the use of control numbers.


During the printing process, control numbers not only ensure that duplicate prizes are not printed, but also ensure that no prizes are left out.

It also protects the integrity of the game ensuring that customers do not print their own winning cards. You will be provided a control number listed allowing you to confirm each prize redemption.

After the promotion, the control numbers can help your company to determine redemption statistics.

Most experienced promotional game printers will require the use of control numbers to protect you and your promotion.


If your printer does not suggest the use of control numbers when printing scratch and win, peel to win or pull-tab promotions then you should be concerned about their experience with promotional printing.

Absolutely not, the matrix that is used to apply the data uses a formula to randomly mix the prizes within the control number range.


Scratch Off Systems will email you the control number index allowing you to find specific cards within your boxes, but only you and whoever you choose will have access to this list.

Scratch Off Systems will generate the control number list with our proprietary software.