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S.C. Lottery to pay 2 sets of winning numbers after mistake

South Carolina LotterySouth Carolina Lottery: S.C. Lottery to pay 2 sets of winning numbers after mistake

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina lottery will pay for two separate sets of winning numbers for a Tuesday Pick 3 drawing after a graphic mistakenly listed the wrong numbers.

Lottery officials said in a news release that the numbers 2-2-6 were picked for Tuesday's midday Pick 3 game. But a graphic listing the winning numbers before the evening drawing had the numbers as 2-2-1.

Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea says the lottery tries to be as transparent as possible and honors its mistakes.

Officials say players with 2-2-6 tickets can be claimed at stores, but players with 2-2-1 tickets will need to mail them in or take them to the lottery's claim center in Columbia.

A similar mistake led the lottery to pay for two sets of winning numbers 2005 and 2010.

Lottery Post's South Carolina Pick 3 Midday Drawing History page displays both winning numbers for the Tues., Feb. 15, 2011 drawing.

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Posted: February 16, 2011, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

That's good. Those people who play 221 were already happy, so it would not be fair if the lottery didn't pay.

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    Posted: February 16, 2011, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

    The South Carolina lottery will pay for two separate sets of winning numbers for a Tuesday Pick 3 drawing after a graphic mistakenly listed the wrong numbers.

    Lottery officials said in a news release that the numbers 2-2-6 were picked for Tuesday's midday Pick 3 game. But a graphic listing the winning numbers before the evening drawing had the numbers as 2-2-1.

    Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea says the lottery tries to be as transparent as possible and honors its mistakes.

    Officials say players with 2-2-6 tickets can be claimed at stores, but players with 2-2-1 tickets will need to mail them in or take them to the lottery's claim center in Columbia.

    A similar mistake led the lottery to pay for two sets of winning numbers 2005 and 2010.

    Lottery Post's South Carolina Pick 3 Midday Drawing History page displays both winning numbers for the Tues., Feb. 15, 2011 drawing.

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      Posted: February 17, 2011, 12:54 am - IP Logged

      The randomness facade is unraveling. Green laugh

      ???

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        Posted: February 17, 2011, 8:09 am - IP Logged

        glad to see them pay for their oops.

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          Posted: February 17, 2011, 11:33 am - IP Logged

          Way to step up S.C. Lottery..........

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            Posted: February 17, 2011, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

            That's what they get for trying to cheat players midday was 226 and they night was going to be 221 in which the 1 and the 6 are mirror numbers but they caught themselves and now they gotta pay

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              Posted: February 17, 2011, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

              I think I remember something like this happening before.  Anyway....it happens.

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                Posted: February 18, 2011, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                That's what they get for trying to cheat players midday was 226 and they night was going to be 221 in which the 1 and the 6 are mirror numbers but they caught themselves and now they gotta pay

                They posted the "Winning" number too early, that is before the drawing.

                Lotteries have been known to do that sometimes, but not very often, maybe that is why so many lotteries take so very long before they post their winning numbers, perhaps they avoid mistakes in this way.

                Thu, Feb 17, 2011    5-2-5
                Wed, Feb 16, 2011    3-8-1
                Tue, Feb 15, 2011    2-2-6
                Tue, Feb 15, 2011    2-2-1
                Mon, Feb 14, 2011    4-1-6

                To make things worse they chose two numbers with double twos 22X

                That is just too much perhaps.

                But as we all know, people always have "logical"explanations for this kind of thing.

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                  Posted: February 18, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                  i'm glad this did not happen to me again the first this happen i had torn the ticket up in small pieces so i lose on that when they find out this has happen they need to fix the problem quickly and they need to open a center back in charleston and lot of people is talking about that long drive to columbia which for me it is 2 hours a lot of people do not trust sending there ticket in  the mail but that is sc for you.....................................

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                    Posted: February 19, 2011, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                    I believe a few of you would cry if you were hung with a new rope...Hit With Stick

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                      Posted: February 20, 2011, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                      That's what they get for trying to cheat players midday was 226 and they night was going to be 221 in which the 1 and the 6 are mirror numbers but they caught themselves and now they gotta pay

                      Not sure I understand.... if a person really believes they are trying to cheat players, why would such person even play?

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