7. Invalid lottery tickets: The following are not valid:
(a) any lottery ticket not paid for before the awarding or prizes;
(b) except if the Company can determine by means of a verification number that the ticket is really the winning ticket for the prize claimed, any ticket that is illegible, mutilated, altered, counterfeited, improperly cut, not clearly printed, incomplete, erroneously printed or otherwise defective; and
(c) any ticket cancelled by the retailer.
A holder of an invalid lottery ticket is not entitled to a prize or reimbursement, except in the case of paragraph c of the first paragraph.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-13.1, r. 1, s. 7.